From spray painting robots to sassy slogan tees, we look back on London Fashion Week’s most iconic moments.
1998: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN’S SPRAYING ROBOTS
Alexander McQueen has created many memorable moments on the runway but one of his most notable is the 1998 show in which supermodel Shalom Harlow stood on a rotating wooden disk while two robotic arms doused her crisp white tulle dress in neon yellow and jet black paint. The ultimate in live action fashion creation!
2000: HUSSEIN CHALAYAN’S TABLE DRESS
Ever felt part of the furniture? This model did as she attempted to walk down the runway wearing pieces of furniture. The abstract and conceptual fashion was created by removing the area where chair covers would have been placed, in order to make space for the model’s body. Breaking out in a rupture of applause, the table dress was confirmed an instant hit with Chalayan becoming famous for his innovative creations.
2001: VICTORIA BECKHAM TAKES TO THE CATWALK
It was February 2001, just a year after she married footballer David Beckham, when Victoria reached the highest point in the career since the Spice Girls – releasing her first solo single, she was then approached by Maria Grachvogel who asked her to model her collection – little did she know the singer had design ideas of her own…
2007: CHRISTOPHER KANE’S DEBUT
The most anticipated designer of 2007, Christopher Kane debuted his first collection with a score of fashion editors and directors gripped to their front row seats. A stunning display of urban neon meets Victoriana, ruffled collars met contemporary dog tags in a show which set the present for his career as a dynamic designer.
2007: HENRY HOLLAND’S SLOGANS
Henry Holland’s tongue-in-cheek designs caught the eye of many, as his first collection in the autumn of 2007 was filled with now infamous slogans. Despite his move away from these types of pieces, he still remains at the forefront of kooky British fashion.
2014: PREEN FEELS THE FORCE
With Star Wars being the first movie Preen designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi saw at the cinema, they deemed it a fitting tribute to their 2014 collection in collaboration with Disney. Cue ethereal dresses stamped with Darth Vader’s mask, galactic-worthy geometric prints and Luke Skywalker print dresses in a distinct Tattoine hue.
THE NOW CROWD
Now that London Fashion Week ha begun, who are the now crowd to watch? Daisy Lowe and Alexa Chung are fashion week frequents, while singers Paloma Faith and Nicola Roberts supply a touch of kooky cool to the front rows. Look out for models David Gandy and Oliver Cheshire, with DJ and X Factor judge Nick Grimshaw a regular at all the week’s most exclusive parties. Don’t forget Miss Pandemonium, she will be seen taking selfies with only the hottest stars and designers!
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