“It began—as it had to—with a trenchcoat, this one knee-length, buttoned up, and cinched with a broad elasticated belt. London’s designers outdid themselves for Spring 2019, with collections which will be delivered at the very moment that Britain is to go over the brink and leave Europe early next year. Looking at the slim, multi-patterned, multicolored jersey dresses and sweaters—after all, that was his specialty at Central Saint Martins—you could clearly see what he can sell.” —S.M. We're spotlighting the top 5 looks from the season's most standout collections. To revisit this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories. The Best Looks at London Fashion Week: Spring 2019, Marques'Almeida Fall 2016: The Best Looks, The Top 10 Looks from London Fashion Week, The Best Looks From London Fashion Week: Fall 2015, The Best Looks From London Fashion Week: Fall 2014. Every product on this page was chosen by a Harper's BAZAAR editor. For Spring 2019 he’d switched channels—to Discovery—and called the show Nature and Sex, merging subliminal fragments of Attenborough’s running commentaries on mating and Monroe’s thoughts about being a sex symbol on the soundtrack.” —S.M. The clothes ticked all the boxes which will satisfy his loyal customers—trouser suits, decorative coats, amazing evening dresses. . On another level, JW Anderson aligned craft with thought-out wearability; bohemian sophistication, if you will. “One way or another, London designers are showing their resistance to the forces of right-wing conservatism. Perhaps better to say that Anderson is now successfully serving a sophisticated boots-up package for women who hate the very idea of fashion prescriptions.” —Sarah Mower. The latest fashion news, beauty coverage, celebrity style, fashion week updates, culture reviews, and videos on Vogue.com. Tisci said he’d been looking into the archive—this section, at a guess, must have been gleaned from the Thatcher-era ’80s, when Burberry catered for sensible, horsey women in the country. . “Jonathan Anderson has hit a stride with his own brand, evoking a believable kind of womanhood in motion. Christopher Kane’s show pressed erotic buttons. Broad-brimmed hats dripping with chiffon lace–trimmed veils; prints of antique paintings of Tang dynasty beauties; crazily chic shoes sprouting feathers: This time, in her allusive, nonlinear way, she was exploring the Chinese side of herself. The Explore section is made up of content created by BFC, the designers and a number of brand partners, media and retailers. . Her talent is being able to create the feeling of a relationship with her customers. The designers who have emerged here over the past decade now own their spaces with maturity and uncompromised statements of self-expression. . This season he pushed his technical-design smarts to dazzling new extremes, beyond the wallpaper prints he’s become known for. But how inspiring it was to see this champion of old-school romance using his influence to uphold freedoms that matter so much today.” —S.M. . With a video projection of gathering storm clouds as a backdrop, the tension was Hitchcockian. The only thing I can do in response to that is bang a drum, hard, for the idea of being yourself.’ The worry with Bovan is that his shows thus far have could have been categorized as all scene and styling, a cover for a raw prodigious talent which might not result in much commercial potential. The matters of this world and the next, intimations of spirituality and the supernatural: Somehow these concerns have started to filter into the imagery of fashion. The Top Trends of Fall 2018: The Women’s and Men’s Edition—, Goodbye, Mom Jeans! The home of London Fashion Week Digital, Explore tells the story of London’s individuals and businesses, rich in creativity and culture. The city’s confidence was boosted by his mega debut at Burberry, where he refocused the brand on generation-spanning appeal. “Quinn has been diligent about incorporating a sense of community into his work, inviting students and fellow designers to use the printing facilities at his studio in Peckham. He heightened the drama of the presentation with a little help from the London Philharmonic Orchestra, as models in velvet ski masks opened the show in black tutus and heels. . ‘I was also thinking about Qingming, the Chinese equivalent of the Day of the Dead, when everyone goes up the mountain in Hong Kong to clean their family’s gravestones. Sophistication was a watchword of Riccardo Tisci’s, too. . There were hats and veiled faces, grandly romantic ball gowns, and often stunning feats of embellishment from Erdem, Simone Rocha, Mary Katrantzou, and the newcomer Richard Quinn. Out of the darkness, however, emerged a series of glittering, embellished floral looks, starting with a 1950s-style cocktail dress entrusted with sparkling red roses. Fashion Color Trend Report London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 EXPERIMENTATION CHARACTERISES UNINHIBITED SEASONAL COLOUR DIRECTION. The impulse to escape—surely a generalized spiritual longing not limited to living in the British Isles—was channeled in Molly Goddard’s happy summer holiday collection.