Marios Schwab is a new designer already adored by the celebrities. Kate Moss, Hilary Duff, Kylie Minogue, Thandie Newton and Clemence Poesy have all previously worn his designs.
Marios Schwab launched his label in 2005, two years after studying an MA in Womenswear Fashion at Central St Martins. He worked with menswear designer Kim Jones for a period of time immediately after completing his MA.
It is not surprising his unique designs are snapped up by celebs; the feminine dresses, which are inspired by natural formations, contour the female shape, giving an elegant appealing result.
The 31-year-old has seen previous successes winning Best New Designer at the British fashion Awards in 2006 and the Swiss Textile Award in 2007.
Tellusfashion love this designer, and we are sure you will too.
Images courtesy of London Fashion Week.
Emma graduated from De Montfort University in 2008. She made a huge impression when she opened the university’s Graduate Fashion Week in the same year, going on to work with Future Classics and Alexander McQueen’s design team.
Emma Louise London takes inspiration from 1930’s popular culture and icons such as Norma Shearer. Her collections are heavily laden with graphic bold prints, minimal colour with a hint of masculine tailoring.
Emma spent some time travelling the world before returning to London and creating her modern collections.
Keep an eye out for this up and coming British designer!
Ess-Elle is a Swedish fashion label created by Sebastian Löjdkvist, and indeed named after his own initials; S.L.
The 19-year-old has already started to make a name for himself, despite being freshly out of school. He has been working with drag shows over the past couple of years and has experience working with Camilla Thulin, one of Sweden’s top designers.
His unusual designs are tailored out of fabrics which are not the norm for other designers, setting him apart from them. The fabrics he chooses are easy to manipulate, enabling his unique cuts and folds to be made possible. The Ess-Elle shapes are bold and daring, highly influenced by celebs such as Lady Gaga.
He told Tellusfashion: “I do not consider fashion as having to be wearable, neither does it have to be pretty, but it is the way we express ourselves and show our personalities!”
Sebastian Löjdkvist is currently studying to become a tailor. For his future plans, he said: “I will make clothes for the superstar elite, and the red carpet will be the home of my designs!”
And we’re sure he will make it!
Meet Natascha Stolle, the half German, quarter Italian, quarter Japanese fashion designer from America. Anyone who is as fond of asos.com as we are at Tellusfashion, should note this key designer; Natascha Stolle has designed a popular capsule range which is available online. She is also designing a range for the b Store’s in house label.
Natascha studied English Literature before turning her talents to fashion design. In 1999 she moved to London to study an MA at Central Saint Martins College. She has previously worked for Peter Jensen for ten seasons and Fashion East for two. She also debuted at London Fashion Week with her SS/09 collection.
Her unique style combines an alluring mix of slouchy with Hawaiian influences in an array of textiles and materials. Her tailoring is a result of her own experiments; something which she is clearly naturally talented at.
Don’t miss her Asos collection. Natascha Stolle is certainly one of our favourite high street designers!
Images courtesy of Cherie City.
Keeping with the bridal theme, White Gallery, a London Bridal show, is set to take place from the 22nd to the 24 of May. Each year it aims to bring us the next best designers in the wedding field, and this year is no exception.
Tobi Hannah is one of this years new talented designers set to make an appearance at the show. The London based designer launched her first bridal collection in 2009. Her short-length, tea dress bridal gowns are unique in the industry, giving her designs a funky, young distinction.
Tobi Hannah is also dressed TV presenter Angelica Bell in her wedding celebrations last month in Mayfair.
The three day White Gallery event is held in Battersea Park and is only in its second year but is already a huge hit with bridal magazines.
Tellusfashion advise bridal fans to keep an eye out for other up and coming wedding designers such as Terry Fox, The Vintage Wedding Dress Company and Sanyukta Shrestha at this event.
Images courtesy of Bow Occasions.
Would you wear a short wedding dress?
With the Royal Wedding getting closer and closer, the question in all fashionista’s minds is: “Just who is designing Kate Middleton’s dress?”
Well the answer to that question is far from being revealed, leaving the anticipation for Friday even greater. So who are the potential labels in the running to be the royal wedding dress designer of the decade?
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A major contender for the role, Sophie Cranston is the brains behind Libelula. She has previously won the 1999 Designer of the Year Award and went on to work with the likes of Alexander McQueen. Libelula, meaning dragonfly in Spanish, was created in 2002 and uses bold colours and prints on well cut, flattering clothes.
Image courtesy of Bruce Oldfield.
Bruce Oldfield is a famous British designer best known for his bridal designs. He graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art in 1973. In the past he designed many outfits for Princess Diana, making him a strong nominee for the wedding designer. In 1990 he was a awarded an OBE for his contribution to the British fashion industry.
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Jasper Conran was also awarded an OBE for his contribution to the British fashion industry. Over his 20-years in the business he has successfully designed a popular Debenhams range, many women’s and menswear lines, as well as china and crystal for big brands. His signature designs revolve around the cut and silhouette of the clothing line. He also designed Princess Margaret’s daughters wedding dress in 1994.
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A popular choice for the princess’s designer. Sarah Burton took on the role of Creative Director for Alexander McQueen after his death in 2010. She managed to produce a great first collection and has been rumoured to have designed the royal dress for the past few months.
Image courtesy of Issa London
Designer of the label Issa, Daniella Helayel is said to be Kate’s favourite designer. She has also bagged herself an invite to the wedding, could this mean she is the one? Her signature style is bright and feminine.
Image courtesy of Temperley London
Kate’s sister was seen in this Alice Temperley’s shop recently, arousing suspicion that this could be the royal designer. Her label launched in 2000 for London Fashion Week and has since become more and more prestigious. The label specialises in wedding gowns for brides, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride and guests.
Image courtesy of bridesmagazine.co.uk
Philipa Lepley is one of the bookies faves. Her bridal business began in 1988 in South Kensington and business has been booming ever since. Her designs often appear in top bridal magazines.
Let Tellusfashion know who you think it will be.
Tellusfashion enjoy seeking out new designers, especially ones which are set to make the big time in the very near future.
Corrie Neilsen is just the type of designer we love discovering. Her style is romantic, drawing influences upon 18th century illustrators James Gillray and George Cruikshank. The A/W 11 collection is full of masculine tailoring in dark blacks and greys.
Corrie Neilsen graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2004 with a BA First Class Honours Degree in Fashion Design Womenswear. She has since gone on to do various freelance projects before designing her own label.
The highlight of her career was when she won Fashion Fringe in 2010. Fashion Fringe is a nationwide search to discover new talent in cutting edge design across the UK.
We predict there are plenty more highlights to come for this American designer.
Images courtesy of London Fashion Week
Tellusfashion have just discovered a great new jewellery designer. SuShilla launched her collection early last year. The designs focus on the quality, colour, cut and texture of semi-precious stones. One of the major collections is Tallulah collection which incorporates unusual yet beautiful rough stones such as Smithsonite and Vessonite into the jewellery designs.
Rough stones are not the only gems which feature in the SuShilla collections, the only qualities they need to possess is to be interesting and of beautiful colour and depth. The delicate Julep and Oriel collections are more intricately designed and use these cut forms of stone.
Sushilla Done grew up travelling the world with her family. As a result a lot of cultures such as India, Morocco and Istanbul have inspired her designs.
She told The Oxford Times: “I was brought up in London until the age of 11 when my father began working with the United Nations. We moved to Khartoum in the Sudan and lived there for two years, then went on to Nairobi, followed by Zambia and Malawi. I don’t think you can spend that much time travelling as a teenager without it having a huge influence on you.”
Stockist include, Tate Britain, Ec One and Pearl & Queenie.
If you are looking for up and coming fashion designers, then Tellusfashion is definitely the right place to start. High hopes have already been pinned on Dutch designer Michael Van Der Ham, and predictions that he will go far in the world of fashion have already been stated.
Michael Van Der Ham has a strong background in fashion designing. He graduated from Central Saint Martins college with an MA in fashion, and has interned for some impressive designers such as Alexander McQueen.
His A/W 11 collection hit the Newgen catwalk at London Fashion Week earlier this year. It is filled with feminine pieces; well fitting dresses made with shimmering velvet material, in deep autumnal colours.
Michael Van Der Ham is sure to be one to watch.Images courtesy of London Fashion Week
The clothing brand Mother of Pearl opened a pop up shop in New Bond Street, London, last night. The event attracted fashion bloggers and editors in their droves to discover what the next season holds for this well known brand.
Maia Norman is the creative director of Mother of Pearl. She has the unique ability to blend art into her designs, making her collections bright and bold. It is not surprising her collections are rich with these elements; after all, she has some pretty strong links with the art world. Her partner is the artist Damien Hirst, and she grew up heavily influenced by everything creative.
Each season, Mother of Pearl collaborates with different artists to produce different styles. For the A/W 11 collection she has collaborated with artist Keith Tyson, which brings stylish prints to the range. The right balance has been struck with this collaboration, and results make an artistic statement of their own.
Molly and Alice Goddard are the new kids on the block. They are sisters which have one major thing in common; they share a passion for fashion.
Both girls have had previous successes in the fashion business; Molly studying knitwear at Central Saint Martins, and Alice, a model who has almost given up the glitz and glam to follow in her sisters footsteps in the world of designing.
Alice describes their new label, which is named Lovetits, as “sheer tops with things covering the boobies”
Alice told i-D Online: “It’s hard working [with Molly] because you don’t stop yourself saying what you think in the way you would with a friend. Our creative process involves a lot of shouting. We’d like to work together in the future, but keep what we’re doing now separate. I’m thinking about studying footwear next year. Molly does knitwear at Saint Martins and is amazing, I’d love to make the shoes and accessories for her collection but I’m too indecisive to work alone.”
Tellusfashion predict huge things for this brand, which has already been featured in the likes of Grazia. Keep up the good work girls!
Above: one of Molly’s knitwear designs, image courtesy of Bipling.com.
Below: Image courtesy of Lovetits
Kate Fearnley’s name is growing bigger and bigger. First off, she nabs Cosmopolitan’s 2009 award for Ultimate Young Fashion Entrepreneur of the year resulting in a mad rush of celebrities hastening in to snap up her clothes, and now she is set to kick off the beginning of Middlesbrough Fashion Week at the end of May.
The show, which is strictly invite only, will be exhibiting her S/S 11 collection, as well as her newly launched bridal collection and her forthcoming A/W 11 collection.
Kate, 34, said: “I am delighted to be involved in Middlesbrough Fashion Week. I look forward to showcasing my designs; meeting the guests; and hopefully dispelling some misconceptions: you don’t have to be a celebrity on the red carpet to want to look fantastic! This event will be very inclusive; very up close and personal; and very exciting”.
Kate’s Middlesbrough boutique opened its doors in 2005, and has since gone from strength to strength. She has picked up a number of awards including the Cosmopolitan award named above. Her style is indefinitely girly and chic, and is adored by the likes of Pixie Lott, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Zoe Salmon and members of Girls Aloud. As well as Tellusfashion of course!
Every fashionista out there should be well prepared with the latest accessory brand, and here at Tellusfashion, we make it our aim to tell the world of our new discoveries, the latest being Vintage Angel.
Vintage Angel is an online fashion brand which often features one-off designs and high quality replicates of impressive pieces. The website launched in December 2010 and has already seen instant success, thanks to its high quality products. The brand specialises in vintage fashion, jewellery and art, often picked up from auctions and antique fairs.
The founders have over twenty years experience in the world of antiques, and also a degree in the arts; they certainly know what they are talking about.
Jewellery styles are range from the grand, elegant period of 1800’s, to the retro pieces of the 1970’s. The collection uses many semi precious stones which cannot be found on the high-street. Prices are varied depending on the item, and there is no doubt some excellent bargains which are just waiting to be discovered here.
Vintage cocktail dresses adorned with sequin and gems, made from delicate fabrics make up the fashion part of the website. Again, all the items are one-offs and get snapped up pretty quickly.
What makes this brand so special is its ability to combine vintage and contemporary styles so effortlessly, in a way that fits. The whole site is filled with glitz and glamour, and definitely should be checked out.
Set your own individual style with thevintageangel.co.uk, and ensure no-one is able to steal your style.
You have probably seen the advertisements floating around on buses and displayed high up on bill boards. And you have probably wondered; just who exactly are The Kooples? And what do they do?
Well, now Tellusfashion spill the beans on this fashion brand.
The Kooples are a French brand made founded by three sons of the Comptoir des Cotonniers womenswear chain. They have been going strong in Paris for over two years now, and have recently made the leap to London. They signature designs are military-style, androgynous pieces, such as smart skinny trousers and pointy shoes, suitable for both males and females. In other words, a brand which makes his ‘n’ her styles suitable for, well, couples.
The advertising campaign has been a huge success, using real life couples to show off the designs.
For anyone who has not yet discovered the Wildfox brand, you are in for a treat. Tellusfashion absolutely adore their style, and we are sure you will too.
Wildfox Couture is the brainchild of Emily Faulstich and Kimberley Gordon, two childhood friends based Los Angeles, USA. Their brand is inspired by Vintage American knitware, and is already a hit with celebrities due to the well fitting cuts and designs.
The clothes are indefinitely girly; the latest spring collection is heavily inspired by Paris and the beautiful Queen Marie Antoinette. Silks and lace in pale, neutral colours add elegance and glamour to this beautiful collection. Ruffled skirts, delicate layers and intricately detailed tops are the foundation of this feminine line, showing off a fun girl who knows how to dress stylishly.
The brand was established in 2007, and has since progressed from just vintage t-shirts to incorporating tanks, sweatshirts, leggings, dresses and denim into their style.
The White Label is an extension of their brand and was recently launched last season. Essentially a sweater collection, the spring collection now displays sweater dresses and t-shirt dresses.
What is not to love? Go on, be a Wildfox this spring!Images courtesy of Lifelounge.com.au
Georgia May Jagger, the youngest daughter of Sir Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, has launched her very own Jeans collection for Hudson Jeans.
The 19-year-old followed in her mother’s footsteps and became the face Hudson Jeans back in 2009. She has since put her designing skills to the test and produced a whole new range of leg-ware for the brand. Many of her styles are named after her mother, including styles named Jerry, Faye (her mother’s middle name) and Gonzalez (her mother’s home town).
She personally modelled some of her collection in London, Paris and New York, opting for different looks on each occasion. She chose rock glamour whilst presenting them in London and Paris, whilst choosing a more demure look of white jeans, red court shoes and a pink gingham top in New York.
She told Vogue.co.uk: “It all started with me looking at pictures of people wearing jeans I admired, like Mum in the Seventies. I always wanted a pair of jeans with lace up the side so it was always an aim to create a pair that incorporated that but were easy to wear. I also really wanted to do mid-rise shapes – I think they look much more flattering. Then I started collecting fabrics and looking at colours.”
The collection is currently available to buy at Selfridges. I don’t know about you but us fashion lovers here at Tellusfashion hopes she takes her designing skills further to create different stunning pieces; after all she has already confessed to Vogue that she would like to be able to cut beautiful dresses. Who knows what will be next for Georgia May Jagger, one thing is for sure though; this girl is bound to go far!Images courtesy of thedailymail.co.uk
Richard Nicoll is a name on everyone’s lips, and here at Tellusfashion
we understand why. His AW11 collection features geometric garments in autumnal shades of orange, brown and indigos, and took London Fashion Week by storm last month. His feminine, floaty collection oozes with glamour and his use of block sheer colours and stiff shapes give this collection his unique, signature style.
Richard Nicoll has a strong, successful background in fashion. He graduated from Central Saint Martin’s with an MA in 2002 and has since freelanced alongside Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs. He has also been appointed the role of Creative Director of Womenswear in Cerruti in Paris, as well as being director of Womenswear for Fred Perry and launching a Topshop collection.
He was named the ‘Best Young Designer’ at the Elle Style Awards for London Fashion Week SS09 and has also been shortlisted for the inaugural British Fashion Council.
It is not only fashion writers that taken in by the wonders of Richol Nicoll, he is loved by the immortal world of celebrity also, with fans includng Sienna Miller, Kiera Knightly and Sophia Coppola.
London Fashion Week saw yet another inspiring catwalk show by this artistic man, and there are high hopes for his future, with his biggest inspirations at the moment include twenties modernist opulence, easy fit sportswear and moths.
Images courtesy of London Fashion Week.
Something Else is a huge fashion label on the other side of the world, with grand plans to make it big here in the UK, and Tellusfashion foresee them fulfilling this ambition.
Natalie Wood is the founder and main contributor. She told Vogue: “I want to create the same following as I have in Australia here in the UK,” she tells us. “This is my first season signed with a UK PR company and I love London – it’s my favourite fashion city. People dress amazingly here, they really get fashion. Our girl is confident and she knows what she wants to wear and I think London girls are the same in that way. You have such great department stores here too, like Liberty. When I’m in there I feel like a kid in a lollipop store.”
Her collection incorporates many artistic designs. The collection ranges from grungy to pretty, and aims to include varying pieces for those who like to experiment with different looks.
Her latest collection is quite loose fitting and casual. Colours range from greys, whites and browns, resulting in a great laid back style perfect for the hazy days of spring. What’s more, Something Else can be enjoyed by everyone, with the collection already seeing success at Urban Outfitters.Images courtesy of Urban Outfitters
Sarah Burton was perhaps the woman with the biggest expectations thrust upon her shoulders. She is the woman that was famously handed the Alexander McQueen legacy, the woman that had to live up to huge standards and make the deceased Lee Alexander McQueen proud.
Here at Tellusfashion we believe she has done just that. And it is not just us that think this, many fashion critics across the globe agree. Her autumn/winter collection was showcased at Paris Fashion Week, and many acclaimed the likeness, and indeed the believed approval, of the collection to her predecessor.
The collection, entitled ‘The Ice Queen and her Court’ used shades of white, black and lilac, embodied onto the typical McQueen silhouette. Hand-loomed silks, wool tweeds, animal fur, velvet and organza adorned the collection, giving this icy show a softer edge to it.
The general thoughts on the collection were unanimous; she really had surpassed expectation. She is everything the late Alexander McQueen would have hoped for and possibly more in his successor.
And what is more, there are rumours that a certain princess has asked the McQueen fashion house to design her wedding gown. Things are sure going in the right direction for Ms Burton!Images courtesy of Style.com
Hot off the heels of the press in America, Tellusfashion predict that Suzanne Rae will make it big internationally very shortly. Her autumn/winter collection, which took New York fashion week by storm, makes a feminist statement using bold designs. However, she has cleverly incorporated femininity into these feminist styles, mixing tough wool with sensual silk and strong masculine tailored pieces made ladylike and glamorous.
For her autumn/winter collection, dark colours such as blacks and greys are textured with plaits and lace making this a unique grungy yet girly and sophisticated collection. Other materials she has used include sustainable hemp and light shades of silk. The contrast works really well, and sets her apart from other up and coming designers. She said: “I’m exploring the individual vs. the collective
unconsciousness…and how we can liberate ourselves from this…how we can be everything…the strong woman, the appropriate woman (perhaps as opposed to the ‘proper’ woman), the liberated, explorative, alive individual…”
Suzanne Rae Pelaez graduated from Parson School of Design, and now lives and works in Brooklyn. Her label, Suzanne Rae, aims to construct garments in a traditional way with a difference, experimenting with draping dresses and patterns.
Suzanne Rae has had three previously successful collections exhibited at New York Fashion Week. Her spring/summer collection displayed floaty, loose feminine dresses in layered style at the back and which rose shorter towards the front, all in light, floral colours and tied around the waist, rope-like belts.
She often collaborates with different designers for her shows, including accessories designer Yestadt Millinery and shoe designers Dieppa Restrepo.
Watch out for her coming collections.Images courtesy of Eco-chick.com
London Fashion Week ended last Wednesday, and once again it has not let us down. Newgen selected its best new designers and left us fashion enthusiasts here at Tellusfashion amazed with the stunning new talent that it is able to produce year in, year out. David Koma was one of London Fashion Week’s big names this year. His feminine designs contour the body giving him his signature style.
David graduated from Central St Martins College of Design in April 2009 with a distinction in MA fashion. His graduate collection won the Harrods Design Award, which subsequently resulted in his designed being lapped up by celebrities. Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Megan Fox, Alicia Keys, Cheryl Cole and Kylie are all fans of David Koma’s designs.
His spring/summer collection sees girly pinks and creams based on perfect, body hugging silhouette dresses. Whereas his autumn/winter collection is set to have a darker side to it, inspired by Tim Burton, dark forests and hallucinations. The one thing that remains loyal to both collections is the feminine elegance and figure loving bodices that encapsulate his designs.
Images are a mixture of both his spring/summer and autumn/winter collection and are courtesy of London Fashion Week.
In her first stand alone show, Mary Katrantzou wowed fashion boffins all over the world at London Fashion Week, and even managed to secure the appearance of one of her dresses on the pages of American Vogue. She has recently given the lampshade skirt fame, and has already stamped her signature onto the art of laser-printing photographs onto clothing. There is no end to this lady’s creative talent! Mary Katrantzou first made people notice in 2008 during her graduating show where she used simple dresses as a base for bold photographic images. Since then, her style has progressed to become somewhat daring. Her latest show saw furniture inspired pieces grace the runway in a true trompe l’oeil fashion. From the lampshade skirt (which took hours to perfect each one through moulding, wiring, bonding and fusing), to the pelmet-adorned dresses. She told the London Evening Standard: ‘It was on the verge of being too gimmicky and a total flop. I had the fear all the way through designing it that it was all too much. I remember telling my boyfriend, “If people actually like this it will give me a huge boost to trust my instincts, but if it’s a disaster I’m going have to start again.”‘ Of course it wasn’t a disaster, and many celebrities have already snapped up some of her pieces, such as Claudia Schiffer, Rosamund Pike and Yasmin LeBon. What’s next for this enthusiastic designer? For autumn/winter 2011 she plans to experiment with knitwear, and transfer some of her bright, photorealistic graphics onto cardigans and jumpers. Keep your eye on the pages of tellusfashion.com for updates! Images courtesy of fashion.telegraph.co.uk
London Fashion Week has brought us some famous labels over the years, and hasn’t let us down in 2011, where it has discovered some fresh new talent by the likes of Louise Gray. This week, Louise Gray is one of the NEWGEN winners for Autumn/ Winter 2011 for her catwalk show and her exhibition.
NEWGEN, which stands for British Fashion Council created New Generation, was created for London Fashion Week in 1993 to support emerging designer talent. For the past 18 years the scheme has some of the best British designers such as Julien McDonald, Matthew Williamson and Alexander McQueen, which only means one thing; Louise Gray is going to be huge!
Her Spring/ Summer 2011 collection is feminine and floaty complete with big prints and embellishment. Bright colours and textures are themed throughout all her designs, making them uniquely hers.
The Scottish designer first saw success after graduating with an MA at Central Saint Martins College in London when she was selected by Fashion East. She went on to exhibit three seasons there. She has also had collaborations with Cotton USA, Judy Blame, Nicholas Kirkwood, the Smiley Company and Crown Paint.
Here at Tellusfashion.com, we have already clocked on to her individual style and eagerly await her new designs. Watch out for forthcoming collections, where she plans on creating a jewellery brand amongst other pieces.
Images courtesy of London Fashion Week.
The Fashion East new talent platform recently introduced us to the one to watch, Felicity Brown. Her collection of hand dyed, silk, ruffled dresses were inspired by a number of things including Japanese origami, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s paintings of showy girls in dishevelled, provoking dresses, as well as her own study of flowers. The feminine dresses show off layers of delicate silks lovingly hand-dyed in blues, oranges and yellows on a cream base.
Felicity Brown was first spotted during her final university show, in which the collection was selected to be exhibited at Sotherby’s of London. She went on to design for Alberta Ferretti, Loewe, Mulberry and Lanvin before setting up her own label based in Brick Lane, London. Her 23 t-shirts collection show off an array of bold prints, and one off designs, highly influenced by tribal designs from around the world. She told Vogue.com: “I like looking at tribal costumes from all over the world and the way tribes mark themselves,” she said. “I find that much more fascinating than minimal tailoring. I made each individual piece that forms each dress separately. At the last minute I smashed it all together and that was it.”
Felicity’s influences include works by Picasso, Bedouin women and costume. Fabric types, hand-dying and printing are amongst her signature designs.
Felicity Brown was one of the main newcomers at Fashion East, and Tellusfashion.com predict that her original designs will be huge news over the coming months.
Images courtesy of London Fashion Week.