September is upon us once more, which can only mean one thing; Fashion week season; with each city, there is a distinct undertone of style which is displayed by attendees that perfectly represents their surroundings. London, of course, presented their immaculate take on street style, something that is only championed so heavily in the UK capital. Whilst there are general trends that run through every fashion week, there is a distinct style that is incomparable to any other city bursting out of London.
A celebration of London’s subcultures, diversity and vibrancy, LFW sees the distinct mix in high fashion and streetwear, meticulously matched to create ‘the London look’. The weather is no longer seen as a hindrance to any look, more of a challenge to be increasingly daring, no matter how much it rains on these fashionistas’ parade.
Londoners hold an attitude like no other, it’s rough, tough, humorous and individual. This attitude is championed by the best designers that London has to offer, including Ashish, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Ashley Williams, Sophia Webster and the incredible Molly Goddard, who all put on enviable, jaw dropping shows this season.
We’ve rounded up our favourite street style looks from fellow Londoners and beyond to give you some Autumnal inspiration to put your best foot forward into the colder months.
The original fashionista of London town, Susie Lau, of course didn’t disappoint. Showing that layering is always the best option in the colder months; especially when you can take your favourite summer dresses and start wearing over jeans for a more temperature appropriate solution. Championing Molly Goddard, Peter Pilotto and Keji Denim, she breezes through LFW with some of the most on trend assembles to grace the streets of London.
Your one stop Instagram ‘it’ girl, Naomi Shimada has always been and still is, all about COLOUR. Always giving of a beautiful shine from both her smile and her clothing, she champions small, up and coming labels as well as high street favourites. With Marques Almeida and Issey Miyake being some of her more regularly worn favourites, she has been continuing to rise to fame in the fashion industry over the past five years. This LFW, she didn’t disappoint, with her array of rainbow inspired outfits, demonstrating that you don’t need to lose colour to dress appropriately for A/W. We especially love her sequinned technicolour dress, from designer of the moment Ashish.
Sarah Raphael, UK Editorial director at Refinery29 was another fabulous lady to champion the layered summer dress and jeans look. Such simplistic layering has been seen to pop up all over LFW and we are loving it! Sarah’s mix of such a delicate negligee dress (Marques Almeida) mixed with the chunk of denim is the best answer to dressing up/down that we’ve seen in a long time; we are welcoming this look with open arms, bring on Autumn layering!
A poignant figure in the fashion world, of course FKA Twigs does nothing by halves. Known for her incredibly bold outfits, she is all about the detail. Patterns, feathers, leather, and gold embellishment have been just a few details of the artists experimental style, so, naturally, there is only ever going to be show stopping looks from her during LFW; her Christopher Kane look is the perfect mix of textures and accessories.
London born artist, Phoebe perfectly displays the ‘London style’ described earlier. The mix of her grungy parka, white trainers and contrasting gingham dress is the perfect example of a London outfit with attitude. Another take on the up/down street style look, this is a great combination of colour, textures and layers to head in the colder months with.
Donna Wallace, Accessories Editor for Elle UK, has popped up on every scene possible over the course of LFW, showcasing her versatile style and effortless ability to mix casual and cool in the perfect way. From a rainbow colour pop from Ashish, a nod to the trainer of the season’, the Nike VaporMax, to a spot on example of how to perfectly execute an all white ensemble with the added touch of an effortless air of cool. We are here for all of Donna’s looks… give us more.