Susie Bubble gives us the front row report from shows like J.W. Anderson, Richard Malone and Faustine Steinmetz, Getty Images/All Over Press.

Susie Bubble gives us the front row report from shows like J.W. Anderson, Richard Malone and Faustine Steinmetz, Getty Images/All Over Press.

SUSIE BUBBLE’S FRONT ROW REPORT FROM LFW

Statement sleeves, graffiti and crazy traffic. Fashion journalist, blogger and frow veteran Susanna ”Susie Bubble” Lau gives us the lowdown on London Fashion Week.

LONDON FASHION WEEK WAS ALL ABOUT…
”Designers staking their identity and saying it in innovative ways.  The presentations in particular were really strong.  Faustine Steinmetz's surreal breakthrough presentation where models were arranged in hole-filled walls.  Ed Marler's destitute characters that wandered around Soho.  Richard Malone taking over L'Escargot on Greek Street with his look at the mundane.  Molly Goddard's frill-wearing girls spending a summer making bland sandwiches.  I loved all the images and references that these collections conjured up.  They stirred up the imagination, which makes for a successful LFW for me!”

Simone Rocha, All Over Press.

MY FAVOURITE SHOW WAS…
”Simone Rocha. Held in the opulent Lancaster House, it was incredibly beautiful.  Japan-themed collections can feel so banal but she managed to take kimono florals, obi bows and Araki-inspired knots and make them feel exciting.  I loved the tension between something pretty (all that pink) and something quite dangerous (the macrame plastic harnesses) which is something Rocha does so well.  

Another designer that used plastic to great effect was Christopher Kane, who used coloured cable ties as necklaces and as fastenings on his clothes.  Graffiti-sprayed leather jackets, acid neon lace and plastic panels read a bit like a greatest hits of Kane's past collections but for me, they did jolt the senses.”

BUT I WAS CONFUSED BY…
”Not exactly confused but I’m intrigued by J.W. Anderson's super exaggerated leg o’ mutton sleeves.  I loved them on the runway especially with the squiggle print and abstract paint strokes.  But I do wonder how easy they are to wear in real life.  I'll probably give them a go come February though.  Anderson has a knack of convincing you about things that feel wrong at first.  

Front row, Getty Images.

THIS SEASON, EVERYONE ON FRONT ROW WAS WEARING…
”Long-sleeved ribbed knits with extra-long sleeves (possibly stemming from Céline) worn with casual tracksuit bottoms and trainers.  On the frow, most people were lo-key to facilitate schlepping about London’s intensely busy schedule.  People also showed their badge of support for London designers by wearing pieces from Marques Almeida and J.W. Anderson.”

EVERYONE TALKED ABOUT…
”The traffic!  Soho is a great home base for London Fashion Week but the narrow streets and people traffic are not conducive for a bazillion editor's cars hanging around.  I’ve not had too many show-miss casualties this week but I was gutted to miss Gareth Pugh, which for me was one of the most exciting shows of the week.  It was an ode to the Soho of old – or in other words, the spirit of yesteryear haphazard creative London, which is important to retain at LFW.”

 

SUSANNA LAU
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