The Highlights of London Fashion Week Fall 2018

From celebrating LGBTQ+ pride at Burberry to The Queen of England's first-ever Fashion Week appearance—LFW was one for the history books.
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Rainbow Puff at Burberry

Christopher Bailey's last show for Burberry will certainly stand the test of time. His brilliant choice to dedicate the line to LGBTQ+ youth was best expressed in diverse silhouettes in every color of the rainbow, including multi-color puffer jackets and vests. 

Sequins Supreme at Halpern

Sequins were everywhere this LFW, and while we can't get enough of them (in all their different shapes, sizes and embroidery patterns) it was Michale Halpern who elevated sequin-mastery to another level. Inspired by the disco glam of Studio 54, Halpern Fall 2018 boasted mismatched jumpsuits, party dresses, and gloves. 

When Tweed Met Plaid at Erdem

Erdem's collections are known for being flowery and ethereal, so it was a breath of fresh air to see this sharp-tailored tweed-meets-plaid coat at Erdem worn over a pristine white dress shirt with an oversized '60s collar. A coat fit for a late night rendezvous at Annabel's or for a round of clay pigeon shooting. 

Psychedelic Paisley at JW Anderson 

The '80s are back in full swing this Fashion Month, but at JW Anderson, it was the Swinging Sixties that made a triumphant return to the 21st Century. Loud, irreverent, and truly outrageous, Anderson has proved that you can, in fact, look good in paisley. And ruffles. 

Lace Appliquéd PVC at Christopher Kane

Transparent fashions are clearly on trend, as seen at Christopher Kane's Fall 2018 show. Of course, Kane elevated the concept of using transparent PVC by adding delicate lace details. The result? A glorious soft-meets-hard contrast we can't wait to get our hands on. 

The Queen's Cameo at Richard Quinn 

The front row at fashion shows are often predictable: the same editors sit next to the same celebrities, who sit next to the same bloggers, who sit next to the same patrons of a brand. However, that all went to shit when The Queen of England (Elizabeth II) herself attended Richard Quinn Fall 2018, before presenting the designer with the first Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. 

Stephen Jones Mylar Balloon Headpieces at Matty Bovan

Matty Bovan was the indisputable enfant terrible of London Fashion Week 2018. The Central Saint Martins alum sent wondrously voluminous gowns layered under cut-and-paste crinolines down the runway for his first solo show since leaving Fashion East, before debuting gorgeous Party City chic headdresses designed by Stephen Jones. 

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