It’s day three of LFW and we’re well into the swing of things. Now fully establishing the Crossrail-induced dead-ends and road blockages (with the help of our handy Mercedes trio – Janet, Martin and Neil), things kicked off with a very good start this morning – Preen did Star Wars and it was, quite simply, out of this galaxy in terms of wantability. Here’s what happened on this sunny, stylish Sunday…
1. Sophia Webster took us back to our teenage years.
With a presentation to rival all presentations ever - in the history of time - Sophia's incredibly well planned and brilliantly executed set up for her new bag and shoe collections kept editors away from the runways for quite some time... Her bubblegum aesthetic was played out to the very maximum, with a set design encapsulating the dream teenage girl's flat-share: shoes, more shoes, super-cool girls, banging '00s soundtrack, bubblebaths, teeny tiny doggies and endless closet-space. As TLC and the like pumped through thanks to DJ Jasmin, we looked in on a fairytale fashion moment or fifteen, and feel in love with her new take on knee-high gladiators and shearling-lined disco-sandals.
2. Preen made fashion girls think about Star Wars.
Usually something we'd wholeheartedly scoff at, Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi made Star Wars the coolest thing on the menu of Day 3 of LFW. With Rodarte on the same page during NYFW, it's safe to say all Star Wars geeks can now safely come out of the closet. Storm Troopers greeted fashion troopers with tea and a powerful collection of super-luxe parkas with Chewbacca furry hoods (paired in a signature way with the duo's chiffon slip-of-a-things-style dresses), futuristic geometric prints, glistening metallics and violent tomato-red tailoring. Some frocks even had the storm trooper portrait stamped on the front. The force was strong with this one.
3. The top Toppers FROW features not one, but TWO Mossies!
O-M-GEEEE. The paps almost mowed every man and his dog down at the Tate Modern when not only Kendall Jenner made her debut FROW appearance of LFW, but Kate Moss was joined by her sister Lottie. It was like everyone's Christmasses had come all at once and we've never seen so many flashbulbs. Well, we probably did last season, but hey, this is now. The new Topshop space is also awesome, and we dined on barley and squash salad, a little champers and chocolate brownies. NOM.
4. Cara Delevingne showed her FIRST EVER collab! And it's with Mulberry!
With a very under-the-radar photocall in a faux forest Miss D revealed her handbag handwork, creating a capsule line with the heritage brand. We were particularly interested in the little backpacks - as will thousands of consumers.