It's the last day of the Fall 2014 London shows. Sob! But before we hang up our Louboutins and pass the torch onto Milan for the next leg of fashion month, here's a rundown of the final shows.
The day started on a jolly foot at Anya Hindmarch. There were high expectations as the invitations—personalized Jenny Holzer-style digital badges—were by far the most exciting and creative of the season. The show itself didn't disappoint. Not content with the usual stand-and-stare style handbag presentation, Anya treated weary guests to an enlivening production. The collection was all about simple pleasures, which translated into a supermarket theme.
From conveyer belt strips on the catwalk, to bags emblazoned with everyday British grocery staples—from cereals and biscuits to washing powders—it was all rather unexpected and great fun. The presentation culminated in a musical theatre style dance routine to "Get Happy" complete with male dancers and jazz hands. What a show!
At the other end of the spectrum it was monochrome madness at uber-cool hipster label KTZ. The overall look is best described as futuristic urban with a tribal twist. Think embellished bomber jackets, skirts and dresses over leggings, chunky wedge boots, mosaic mirrors and seriously oversized gold jewelery. Expect to see Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga rocking it soon.
Simone Rocha (daughter of LFW stalwart John) also showed today. Simone has been one of the breakthrough talents of the past few years, and her show is a seriously hot ticket (Anna Wintour was front row, which says it all).
This collection felt more mature than previous seasons, and the combination of Elizabethan references, snake, fur and jeweled embellishments, felt seriously luxe. There were also traces of her father's signature style—the prominence of black and ruffley flourishes—which is by no means a bad thing. Two generations of a fashion dynasty showing side by side, how fabulous.
And that's all folks...until next season at least! Over and out from London.