Editor's Diary: See What We Loved On Our First Day At London Fashion Week

17 February 2014 by

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Anya's Counter Culture show dazzled the early morning crowds

Anya Hindmarch's novelty bags

The lovely Richard E Grant FROWing at Anya

DAZ! @ Anya Hindmarch

KTZ's alt-apres skiwear

Street style snappers battled with the rain but got some great shots

Meadham Kirchoff's chiffon dresses were dreamy

As was their set - H is for HEART!

Marques'Almeida put in a strong performance

Grazia's Hannah Almassi records a segment about the latest street style trends

It was unoffficially red accessory day in the Grazia Mercedes

Ashley Williams' photogenic Fashion East collection

It's OVER! Kicking back in our cosy Uggs for the rest of the day...

Picking up a sweetie treat the Swatch Pop Up Patisserie

Having fun times at the Filles A Papa party at Browns

The Ashish girl pairs light-up Buffalo boots with everything - these will soon be available at Topshop!

Team Tom Ford

Burberry's blanket scarves have 'it' accessory written all over them...

Anna <3 Bradley @ Burberry Prorsum

Roksanda's pretty colour palette made us swoon

Guess who? It's Suki Waterhouse in Dominic Jones' lookbook

And this is Suki's bottom, in case you ever wondered.

Fashion Ed Hannah Almassi has some successorising to do!

And she chose the Barbara Bonner fringe bag for starters

Today's heaving schedule

J W Anderson's shape of silhouettes to come

Henry Holland's girls were rich bitches

Those Plenish Cleanse drinks went down a storm!

Danny Dyer debuted at LFW thanks to Giles

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Cara D in a Mulberry forest

Gala Gonzalez street snapped in pastels

Megababe Jourdan Dunn eating Nandos backstage - there's hope for us all!

Kate Moss and Hilary Alexander

We speak to Kendall Jenner

Before she studiously sits Topshop FROW on her phone

Grazia's Lily Russo in her patent Paper London mac chillin' with the Merc

Mary Katrantzou's show was a beauty

Matthew Williamson's knits and shaggy coats created some buzz

Sir Paul Smith with his ladies

A rockabilly interlude at Toga Archives

It was Toga Archives' first ever LFW presentation!

Topshop Unique experienced a blue period

While we experienced goodie bags and bubbles!

Jonathan Saunders - last show of the day and a real corker

Kendall Jenner gave her LFW FROW debut at Topshop Unique

THIS bomber jacket... Jonathan Saunders

CUTE ALERT! It's Kate Moss and her sister Lottie on the Topshop FROW

Temperly pulls in a good crowd - from Peaches to Portia, Le Bon to Wheeler

Sophia Webster's dream girls made everyone snap-happy

Grazia's Hannah Almassi and Lily Russo head to the top of the ME Hotel for the Ugg Lounge

We'll have both, Sophia!

Sorry, too many Sophia pics... look how photogenic that set was!

DJ Yasmin provided the noughties tunes

We didn't have time to shop, but really wanted to...

Street-spotted: Roberta of Avenue32.com bringing Spring to LFW

Elemis goodies from Pringle of Scotland. YAY!

Preen's Star Wars themed show was ace

RED @ Preen

Grazia fashion ed Hannah Almassi doing her best Catherine Baba in Vuitton sunglasses and Silver Spoon Attire beanie

Pringle's cosy knits

Richard Nicoll's lovely tailoring

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The Central St Martins kids go ninja-stylee

Grazia fashion editor Hannah Almassi has some outfit deciding to do...

Cute nails by Ciate at PPQ

The team bump into beauty fave, Tanya Burr

Lily Collins doing a vampy red lip at the Lancome party

Amanda Wakeley's focus was on the waist

Shrimps' new faux fur = delish

Hanging out at Amanda Wakeley's fancy new store for the show

Selfie! Silly things happen in the Mercedes...

Christoper Raeburn crops his trousers and goes for all-terrain bombers

AHHHH! Beatlemania is quite a bit like Fashion Week, non?

Schoolgirl cool at Eudon Choi's show

Nom nom...

Double the cool denim at London College of Fashion

Fluffy skirt anyone? Seek out London College of Fashion's top talent for it

Leah looking pretty at Daks

Grazia's fashion editor Hannah Almassi and shopping editor Lily Russo find shelter at the ME Hotel. Phew!

Nat and Leah Weller, plus Tomo Kurata

Sport socks were everywhere!

Thank you Popchips, but we've already run out. #greedy

It's not glam, but someone's gotta do it.

Early morning at Somerset House - it looks pretty chilled. Not for long...

Getting pumped up for Day 1 with a little J Lo

Fash assistants Sophie and Josh managed to nab the best and biggest umbrella. No fair!

Yu Masui looks like his usual fabulous self. These girls were trying to gift him jewellery outside the show!

And we’re off! London Fashion Weekhas started and so has the torrential rain. It’s a bit glum around Somerset House but keeping style spirits high are all of the street photography troops who don’t mind their cameras getting soaked for a great shot, and the fash eds who – despite such adverse conditions – still seriously think that mules were a good idea. Add that dedication to the joyful catwalk collections and things don’t look so bad after all. Here’s what we’ve enjoyed so far…

1. Uncovering young talent at LFC's MA Show

Cuddly muffs, tartan maxis, shredded denim and the wildest hair we've seen in a while all played a part in today's ultra-creative MA show from the London College of Fashion. Dubbed as Ones To Watch, we could certainly see why, and in particular we feel for the cyber Hilander charms of Barbara Kolasinski's collection (above right and left).

2. Leah Weller's super pretty singing voice

Leah with her bro Nat Weller (left) and Tomo Kurata (right) at the Daks show

To open the Daks show and celebrate the British heritage brand’s 120th anniversary, a video flashed up before us of the Modfather, Paul Weller, and his daughter Leah singing ‘You Do Something To Me’ to a moody ‘60s style backdrop. So the 22-year old is now a campaign girl and looked super-chic front row with a shoulder robed checked mac over a black dress. See it below:

3. Street stylin' ways to deal with the rain

Neon sneakers, sport socks and cray-cray hats were order of the day for those who didn't want to rely such an oridinary thing as an umbrella. There were adventurous white shoes a-plenty, urging us all to reconsider and ditch the winter gear for good.

4. Catwalk coats were way cool

And not just because we really REALLY needed them today, but because designed offered up some very nice options indeed. J. JS. Lee’s slouchy cream tailoring looked dead chic, we wanted the boy's military coats at Daks and Eudon Choi's mongolian chubby in dove grey would be a really luxe treat. The new furry numbers from Shrimps were particularly AWESOME and there was a video starring Adwoa Aboah and Laura Bailey. Considering how many people are wearing Hannah Weiland's debut collection, we expect big things to come for these...

5. We meet a Hollywood fave

As a newly crowned Lancome girl, Lily was in town last night for a pre-Bafta party and to show off her insanely good dollyish makeup. Her dark lip accented her Mary Katrantzou dress very nicely indeed. Here's a snap of our fashion assistant Josh cosying up to his long-time Hollywood fave.

Scroll through the gallery above to see more of what we're loving at LFW...


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