London Fashion Week has been such a whirlwind. I purposely flew in 2 days in advance and left a couple of days before so I could unwind, but mainly because I’m new to LFW and potentially wouldn’t be invited to anything. I’ll admit that the idea of potentially being rejected by everyone isn’t the most appealing selling point. My first physical invitation came from Pam Hogg, and I could not be more excited. The first show of London Fashion Week, and one of the most creative!
My first experience at Toronto fashion week was over a decade ago and New York, 6 year’s ago. I can still remember it so clearly. When you try new and exciting things, it is so life changing that it just burns into your memory. Your first kiss, your first day on the job, your first trip, your first – all of that. It’s an addiction to me. I don’t have much routine and always need new experiences. London Fashion Week reminded me of what it’s like to attend fashion week for the first time again, and experience it in an entire new way again.
I wanted to start off with one of my favourite outfits. If you followed my adventures on Instastories, I added all the links to my outfit on there. I put this together back in August and decided not to photograph it until I got to London. This look was featured in Refinery29 for Best Street Style At London Fashion Week SS18.
Remember to be bold in your choices. Even when you think you won’t get the result you want, the worse thing you could do is never try. Always put your best foot forward and take a leap of faith. You never know what could happen, but if you never try, you’ll 100% never get what you desire in life.
The outfit details are linked below. Believe it or not, it’s incredibly affordable!
Now, time to get on with my London Fashion Week favourites for Day 1 of SS18. I was really fortunate to catch Pam Hogg, the first show of the season, and some great presentations.
LFW SS18 RUNWAY SHOWS & PRESENTATIONS
If I could sum up the designer in one word, it’d be fearless. Labelled INNOCENCE, Pam Hogg‘s LFW SS18 collection was inspired by woodland creatures of a children’s fairytale story, who grew up in an 1980’s exercise troop and eventually entered womanhood. The show felt exciting all the way through. The Scottosh-born designer included bright green, yellow, pink and blue, while presenting curve-hugging bodysuit, flourishing tulle, elementary shapes covering the wrists, groin and chest, highlighting the designer’s notion of INNOCENCE as the models marched down the runway to the song Teddy Bear’s Picnic. The collection progressed to a harder, edgier design aesthetic that Pam Hogg is so well known for, highlighting the rebellious part of a child’s life. it was the most theatrical collection I’d seen at LFW.
For LFW SS18, Haizhenwang continued his exploration of modern masculine femininity continues from SS17 into this collection, however on a softer and more refined scale. The designer collaborated with Swarovski crystals for the third time in his latest ready-to-wear collection. A beautiful mix of soft and hard using tailored shirting and layering, the HAIZHENWANG incorporated tulle and embellished Swarovski crystals in intricate detail. On of the outstanding designs in this collection features a fencing warrior designed in full armor which conveys beauty and volnerability through the delicateness of the tulle and crystals trickling down from the head to the bodice.
Tuğcan Dökmen presented a romantic and ethereal ready-to-wear SS18 collection during LFW. Known for screen and digital printing, the Turkish designer presented her collection in an open space with plastic screening around all of the models, creating almost a dream-like state when walking through the space.
This was a great way to start London Fashion Week, and a wonderful way to see designers from different parts of the world in the city. Do you have a favourite look? Which