Mouret goes big for LFW
Burberry catwalk showcases streetwear, elegant classics
LONDON (AP) — Victoria Beckham doesn't need celebrities at her fashion shows — her A-list family provides more than enough star power.
The designer's husband, retired soccer superstar David Beckham, and the couple's four children turned up as guests of honor Sunday to support her London Fashion Week show. The former Spice Girl was among the big names showcasing their latest designs in the British capital, alongside Vivienne Westwood, Burberry and Roland Mouret.
Checks, tie-dye, baby dolls: It’s all at London Fashion Week
LONDON (AP) — From young talents like Alexa Chung and Simone Rocha to London design veteran Jasper Conran, London Fashion Week showed off a diverse range of womenswear ideas for the upcoming autumn and winter season with a busy day of catwalk shows Saturday.
The spectacle is bringing much needed color and verve as gray London shakes off its winter blues amid the first hints of warmer weather. A look at some highlights:
Fashion world descends on London for fashion week shows
LONDON (AP) — London is taking its turn in the style spotlight with the opening of London Fashion Week, an extravaganza that will feature up-and-coming young designers along with big names like Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood and Burberry.
More than 100 catwalk shows are scheduled along with countless crowded, fizzy parties and dozens of presentations.
Tisci’s first Burberry show a London Fashion Week hit
LONDON (AP) — All eyes were on Burberry Monday as new chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci showed his first collection for the venerable British house.
It was a diverse, wide-ranging show, both showcasing the brand's heritage and expanding on it. Earlier, Christopher Kane showed a provocative collection built on one of his favorite themes: sexuality in all its glory.
Here are some of Friday's London Fashion Week highlights:
Macdonald goes metallic for LFW
London Fashion Week kicks off in style amid Brexit concerns
LONDON (AP) — London took center stage Friday in the style universe with the gala opening of London Fashion Week.
And though there are some big names present — including Victoria Beckham on her home turf, model and presenter Alexa Chung as well as traditional mainstays like Burberry and Christopher Kane — it's clear that many industry leaders think fashion faces a threat from Brexit.
London fashion: 70s vibe at Mouret, glamour from Temperley
LONDON (AP) — Could fusty-looking tapestry and army boots look desirable? Roland Mouret and Temperley worked their magic at London Fashion Week catwalk shows Sunday, showcasing their latest womenswear styles for the upcoming autumn and winter season alongside other designers.
Some highlights from Day 3 of the fashion week:
DIALED-DOWN SENSUALITY AT ROLAND MOURET
If there's a man who can make seemingly drab floral tapestry and thick corduroy look chic and desirable, it's Roland Mouret.
Romance, bold colors, a protest: London Fashion Week begins
LONDON (AP) — It's time for London to enjoy its stint as the center of the fashion universe.
London Fashion Week kicked off Friday with catwalk shows by Bora Aksu and Mulberry, and headliners over the next few days include Burberry, Christopher Kane, Roksanda and other favorites.
Designer Vivienne Westwood, 76, shifted away from her usual role to be a model — this time in an anti-fracking protest.
MULBERRY MOVES 'BEYOND HERITAGE' BUT STILL BUILDS ON BRITISHNESS
Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid stage London Fashion Week show
LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week has reached its giddy conclusion, the extravaganza more than meeting expectations with a string of shows, parties and presentations.
The theme seemed to be a frenzied search for fun and whimsy, a shade less serious and complicated than usual as designers looked forward to next spring and summer.
There were big shows by Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Versace, and more, and more intimate affairs by the up-and-coming designers London depends on for its fashion cred.
Burberry draws on sculptor Henry Moore in fashion highlight
LONDON (AP) — All eyes were on Burberry and creative director Christopher Bailey Monday night as London Fashion Week reached its starry climax.
Bailey didn't disappoint, drawing on the sculptor Henry Moore for inspiration in a startling new collection that built on the English heritage brand's traditional appeal.
The Burberry spectacle capped four days of shows that highlighted London's claim to be an international fashion hub that rivals Paris, Milan and New York.
Fashion takes London by storm with Preen, Topshop, Mulberry
LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week neared its climax Sunday with shows by Preen, Topshop, Mulberry and others taking place at many sites in the more-chic-than-usual British capital.
A fleet of Mercedes-Benz sedans is ferrying VIPs from venue to venue as buyers, bloggers and wannabes gauge each show for that elusive dash of something special and off the wall. Not to be outdone, some have arrived at shows in a polished silver Rolls-Royce.
London Fashion Week opens amid Brexit uncertainties
LONDON (AP) — Models and fashion editors descended on Britain's sunny capital from snowy New York Friday for the start of London Fashion Week, kicking off a whirlwind of runway shows featuring Burberry, Versus, Roksanda and dozens of other designers.
The first day of the fashion showcase started in a new location on the Strand in central London. Here are some highlights:
BREXIT ANXIETIES LOOM
For a change, politics took center stage as the event opened.