The Fashion Fix – LFW and Remembering A Fashion Legend
Its been a prolific and poignant week in the world of fashion. We’ve had the excitement of Fashion Week which is well and truly in full force as we indulge in London’s design offerings before transitioning to the might of Milan.
And, of course, the news broke on Tuesday of the devastating passing of Karl Largerfeld; an unparalleled figure at Chanel as well as Fendi and his own brand, who has reimagined the fashion industry, leaving a trail of style magic after each collection and acting as a key source of inspiration to many.
London Fashion Week Highlights
On day one we saw contemporary and upcoming womenswear designer Ashley Williams exhibit a collection abundant with colour and print reworked into the brands signature casual aesthetic.
Molly Goddard was a standout in day two’s highlights with her now classic smocking, shirring and handcraft fashioned in unpredicted forms.
Victoria Beckham prevailed on day three of London Fashion Week AW19, returning to the capital to present her second show in the city that featured plunging necklines, leopard print and heels.
Erdem materialised as day four’s standout, presenting his exquisite level of experimental textiles, vivid prints and detailed craftsmanship seen on fit-and-flare skirts, highly embellished gowns and ladylike separates.
And the one that everyone wants to see, upcoming/quickly established Richard Quinn channelled a predominately floral affair with bold and emotive prints seen splashed upon an amalgam of dress silhouettes that stunned.
Remembering A Fashion Legend
Despite being the grand age of 85, Karl Largerfeld was fashion’s untouchable figure who you thought would live forever. Always parading an identical physical appearance who exhibited show spectacles that enthralled the world season after season and designing clothes dripping with style, femininity and the height of sophistication, Karl Largerfeld reigns as simply supreme.
The news of his passing arrived on Tuesday just before Fendi’s AW19 ready-to-wear show, a collective that was occupied with Largerfeld’s personal style ties. Each seat had a small card on it, inscribed with the creative director’s signature along with the date of his death. The show notes read: “In his perpetual search for beauty and innovation, Karl’s commitment to his craft never waned.” He was an extraordinary character whose legacy will continue on for decades to come.
Check in next week for more trends, news and views xoxo, Katie.
By Katie Farley