Professional commentators, fashion students and members of the
public reflect on six defining shows from London Fashion Week
There are moments when fashion feels perfectly in tune with the zeitgeist, seamlessly marrying designers’ visions with consumers’ desires. Other times, fashion feels entirely absurd. When the fashion press rave about hemlines and handbags, do the public care? Do they get it? We took to the streets over London Fashion Week to ask members of the public – people more au fait with drainpipes than piping (hi Chris the plumber!) – what they thought of six defining shows. With a little help from fashion students and the odd comment from professional reviewers, we’ve covered Richard Quinn‘s feathered flower girls and Christopher Kane‘s eco-sexuality to Tisci’s Burberry and Templers’ Ports 1961. We even threw in Simone Rocha and JW Anderson for good measure. Enjoy!
These collages illustrated an article I commissioned and edited for 1 Granary called, ‘He Said, She Said, They Said.’ To read the full piece, click here. It’s juicy!