Kicking off from the 12th of September, LFW designers are ready to show us what we’ll all be wearing next spring. We’ve somehow managed to compile a list of who we’re most excited to see at the upcoming shows. It wasn’t easy but here it goes.
Ryan Lo. This bold designer wowed us last season with his fun debut. Venturing out from Fashion East for his first ever collection, Lo presented us with his Western showgirl vibe, as models danced down the runway in pink trainers, cowboy hats and pistol guns. The designer often takes an unconventional approach, crafting working from tulle, tinsel or ribbons due to his self-taught background from Youtube tutorials. We can’t wait to see what the rule breaker will throw at us this week.
Nasir Mazhar. The designer has been named as one of the most talked about talents of the moment by Vogue and also part of the new wave of Artisan Makers and shaker-uppers by i-D. After winning this year’s BFC’s Fashion Forward price, Mazhar gave us a collection last season full of serious attitude. Models stomped down the runway in fur trim, thigh high boots and crop tops, described by Vogue as more ‘Hackney than Hollywood.’ So of course we can’t help but love him.
House of Holland. We don’t even need to explain this one. Henry Holland has been everyone’s favourite since his famous slogan t-shirts in 2006. His last collection at LFW kept his trademark dose of fun and humour as he presented the Debauched Debutante. Velvet frocks appliqued with champagne and lipstick, t-shirts were emblazoned with ‘Rich Bitch’ slogans, and ostentatious pink and orange coats were trimmed with shearling. The fresh collection included Holland’s first ever LBD, making us wonder if we’re to see a more grown-up presentation this week.
Ashish. Known for his signature masses of sequins, Ashish has been dazzling LFW since 2004. His A/W 14 collection alluded to urban princesses, with sequinned covered tracksuits and tinsel tasselled bomber jackets taking to the runway. The glamour meets sportswear collection was a hit, and we can’t wait to see what Ashish has up his sparkly sleeve for S/S15.
Words: Kayla Joleen