Light up Buffalos, a haze of metallics and faux fur, this LFW we revisited the 90s via the 70s
ASHISH: BUFFALO LIGHT UP’S
Neon flashing Buffalo boots, the ultimate 90s footwear choice, what teenage dreams were made of. The Ashish catwalk was a hypnotic haze of sequins, pearls, tiaras, rainbow hair, oversized bows, flamboyant ruffled denim and bubblegum pink prom queen layers. Closing the show with high-octane happy vibes, we saw a psychedelic sequin top emblazoned with the slogan "Love Will Win". We can't contain our excitement for Gupta’s forthcoming Topshop collab.
MEADHAM KIRCHHOFF: METALLIC PYTHON LEATHER
The holographic python coats thrown over baby pink chiffon dresses at Meadham Kirchhoff made a big nod to the 70s era of power dressing. The perfect Ziggy Stardust get-up, if there ever were one. Chunky cyber moon boots also graced the catwalk, as did candy colour variations of the classic 80s Chanel bouclé jacket. A whirlwind through the decades.
NASIR MAZHAR: CHOLA GIRLS
Chola wasn’t a trend, it was a way of life. Think of those 90s LA kids with the dark lined lips, sharpied eyebrows and super-slick gelled chola curls. Mazhar’s diverse references included chola, cyber goth and basketball inspired silhouettes. The result, a collection of emblazoned elasticated waistbands, metallic trousers, gas-mask style facegear and mini skirts, made for TLC.
MARQUES ALMEIDA: DENIM, VELVET & FAUX FUR
A mash up of 90s and the 70s, Marques revisited the heyday of The Chelsea Hotel, to a noughties themed soundtrack of All Saints, Basement Jaxx and Chemical Brothers. Handkerchief tops, frayed denim and spaghetti strap tops made us utterly nostalgic. The most desirable look? Pink fur sneakers teamed with crushed velvet trousers. Yes, please.
RYAN LO: UNICORNS
Dreamy cowgirls with plastic guns, lurex glitter dresses, unicorn print jumpers and sashes proclaiming "LOVE". We want to play dress up in Ryan Lo's studio every day. Last season we got Ryan head to head with seekingmillionaire.com to talk sugar daddies, gold digging and his unconventional approach to love.
LOUISE ALSOP: CULT SKATER GIRLS
Oversize grungy layers, "Alsop" stitched jumpers and Annette Messager inspired monochrome dresses, together gave off a DIY, punk fuelled vibe. Walking to the sounds of experimental hip-hop artists, Death Grips, and punk band, Television Personalities, the Louise Alsop girl has attitude and street cred a plenty.
CHRISTOPHER KANE: CANDY FLOSS FUR & PVC
Hypnotic neons, inky black patents, pink candy-floss coloured fur and an unexpected dash of black PVC. Not the usual mediums of choice for Christopher Kane, but we loved it. “I don’t see any of those fabrics as being bad taste," says Kane. "I think people need to open their minds a lot about it, seriously."
SISTER BY SIBLING: CROCHET LINGERIE
Gothic crocheted garments driven by the sounds of 70s rock and rollers, The Sisters of Mercy. With a rumoured one hundred hours of work per garment, Sibling’s witch like constructions were heavy on technique. Each flashing glimpse of crochet lingerie channeled summer of love vibes.
ASHLEY WILLIAMS: COWBOY BOOTS
Silver lame and cat print denim, patchwork leather and snakeskin bucket hats. 70s style prints were met by metallic cowboy boots. Ashley was leading a tribe of space cowgirls.
MARGARET HOWELL: DUNGAS
Boyish overall style dungarees cropped up in an otherwise subtly feminine and demure collection. A delectable dose of tartan, high knee socks, woolly beanies and messy braided ponytails enforced a sense of youthfulness to Howell’s very British universe.