A Royal Highness approved London Fashion Week – the first ever, props to Richard Quinn for that pretty special moment – AW18 proved one of the finest events the BFC has ever put its name too, which in turn left us unsure we’d ever be able to properly pinpoint a favourite moment.
Fear not. With time and Instagram scrolls, the Wonderland editors grabbed a minute to reflect on all the good stuff…
Toni-Blaze, Editor-in-Chief & Fashion Director
Fave soundtrack was by Nick “Nightfeelings” Wes at Nicopanda, and face of the season was Naomi Chin Wing at IMG – seen at Simona Rocha and Mary Katrantzou; the nail game at Faustine Steinmetz was iconique, and the shoes at Christopher Kane…! Molly Goddard giving 90s Aaliyah side-part realness was a fave, likewise Deborah Shaw opening Gareth Pugh.
Lily Walker, Editor
Every season I’m desperate to be a Molly Goddard girl and every season my bank balance blocks me. I dream of tiers and tulle and now, micro-crop tops. They reminded me of McQueen’s bumsters; just enough fabric there to look perfectly normal at first glance, just enough missing to make you look twice. I’ve not worn a crop top since the Spice Girls were in the charts and I had all their faces on an acid lime T-shirt, and I don’t think I’ll be donning one any time soon, but I fully subscribe to the Molly Goddard attitude towards femininity formed in newfound ways.
Abigail Hazard, Deputy Fashion Editor
My notable moments were the set design and music at Ashish, and the makeup by Issamaya Ffrench at Dilara Findikoglu – the ultimate goth queen! Fortie label too, was my favourite runway newcomer at Fashion Scout: the massive energy from the models and the crowd.
Zoe Whitfield, Deputy Editor & Online Editor
Christopher Bailey’s final Burberry show genuinely felt like a moment (like an actual nod to something significant, not just an Insta Story), prior even to Cara Delevingne closing in a rainbow fur cloak and the standing ovation that concluded it. Sealing this was the house’s collaboration with United Visual Artists and an installation that encouraged a retrospective spirit – a delicious contrast to all the newness on display – that just, worked. Still thinking about that soundtrack too.
Ryan Cahill, Deputy Online Editor
My standout show of the season was Ashish — and this has been the same for the past three seasons! I’m totally obsessed with his ability to mirror the adventurous and endearing sets with the collection. The attention to detail is always insanely impressive, especially when you take note of the intricacies of the hand-embroidery on his embellished sequin trousers and dresses. His working relationship with Anna Trevelyan is a dream collaboration, and one that I’m excited to see grow further. One final note, the casting of Richie Khan in the show – GENIUS!
Lily Brown, Ben Broomfield / Molly Goddard, Jason Lloyd Evans & Burberry, Karla Otto, Starworks