London Fashion Week AW16 Recap: The Trends, Highlights, Street Style & Front Row

It was over in a flash and we're still trying to take it all in. From top models to new trends, we've rounded it all up in our London Fashion Week recap. 

Our favourite Trend: Sparkles

This season, it was all about sequins at London Fashion Week. Ashish sent a whole rainbow of colours onto the catwalk and models with matching XXXL wigs.

Preen presented full on party glamour with sequins glittering from head to toe.

Erdem was a bit more subtle while Sibling, never shy for any extremes, scored big sparkly points. The designer's 80s inspired catsuits and helmets were so flashy that the FROW grabed their sunglasses.   

Ashish AW16


Erdem AW16


Preen by Thornton Bregazzi AW16

Thornton Bregazzi

Siblings AW16


Most talked about Shows

Thank you to Sarah Burton for bringing McQueen back to London. She produced a stand-out collection with romantic gowns and embroidered coats. Star of the show was a floor length cape with twinkling moons and stars that made us dream of princesses and fairytales.

Burberry was the talk of the town after Christopher Bailey announced that he will switch to immediate delivery of the runway collection comes September. His last collection before the change was an homage to London street style with 70s inspired looks featuring military coats, crocheted tights and biker boots

The fashion crowd was equally excited about Mulberry's fresh direction lead by new creative director, Johnny Coca. His collection was inspired by “biker chic, Dr Martens and kilts”, as well as a lifelong love affair with British design.

Fashion’s wild child, Gareth Pugh celebrated his return to London with models wearing Hannibal Lecter masks, red football inspired crosses or tights over their faces. 

Alexander McQueen AW16

Alexander McQueen

Burberry AW16


Gareth Pugh AW16

Gareth Pugh

Mulberry AW16


The Newcomer Brands you need to know

Danielle Romeril’s collection cleverly merged contemporary, period influences and traditional fabrics. Out came a fresh look with wide pants and cropped shirts full of zippers and cutouts. Sporty yet feminine and very cool.

Parisian designer Faustine Steinmetz introduced her AW16 collection with a series of white cubes showing models only through small peepholes. Each cube revealed a look that was colour coordinated with the room’s wall and carpet giving the presentation an arty feel and blending perfectly into the setting of the Tate Modern.

Molly Goddard presented her fourth season and delighted guests with her unique take on presenting clothes. The girly collection was full of ruffles, frills and dreamy dresses with models clearly having a good time and ending the show with an impromptu rave party. 

23 year-old Roberta Einer only graduated from Westminster University last year and is already making an impact. Supported by NEWGEN and inspired by her interships at Balmain, Katrantzou and McQueen, she presented a collection rich in embroidery and celebrating maximalism.

Danielle Romeril AW16

Danielle Romeril

Faustine Steimber AW16

Faustine Steinmetz

Molly Goodard AW16

Molly Goodard

Roberta Einer AW16

Roberta Einer AW16

Best Styles spied on the Street

Fashion week wouldnt be fashion week without some heavy inspiration from stylists, models and fashionistas sporting new looks on the streets of London. Here are our favourite styles

streetstyle LFW

streetstyle LFW

streetstyle LFW

streetstyle LFW

Who sat in the Front Row

Celebrity spotting is a great sport during fashion week and we were not disappointed. From top models like Naomi Campbell to Karli Kloss, fashion photographer Mario Testino to upcoming new talents like Kate's little sister Lottie Moss, they were all there looking glam.

London Fashion Week AW16 Erdem Front Row

Erdem Front Row

Lottie Moss and Lucky Blue Smith at Topshop Unique

Lottie Moss and Lucky Blue Smith at Topshop Unique

Naomi Campbell, Mario Testino, Rosie Huntington Whiteley at Burberry AW16

Naomi Campbell, Mario Testino, Rosie Huntington Whiteley at Burberry

Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss and Lara Stone

Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss and Lara Stone

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