As London Fashion Week came to an end the other day it's time to reflect on one of the highlights of the fashion calendar, writes Fashion Editor Laura Sheehan
If, like me, you were glued to your Snapchat stories of various bloggers like Louise Cooney enjoying their time at fashion shows from the likes of Julien McDonald then you'll be green with envy.
Alexander McQueen was obviously going to be one of the most highly anticipated shows during LFW as creative director of the brand Sarah Burton returned to London. I can happily say the show did not disappoint. It was breathtaking!! There was lots of butterflies, deep V-neck plunges and sequins. Burton added a touch of masculinity to the clothing by introducing tailoring to the exquisite clothing. Personal favourite of mine from the show was the silver moon embroidered cape which would've made Alexander McQueen himself proud.
Julien MacDonald take a bow! MacDonald's fashion show took place in a church in Mayfair. Think sequins, feathers and cut-outs but better than you've ever seen them before. Julien ended his show with his traditional choice of bridal wear. His model walked down the runway in a white, sequin mini dress with a flower girl and a page boy to accompany. At the close of his show, Julien MacDonald announced his plans for a children's clothing line called 'SMILE by Julien'.
Mulberry made it's debut with new creative director Johnny Coca, who was poached from French brand Céline. The brand needed to be revitalised and Coca managed to do that by putting some life back into the brand's accessories and bringing back Mulberry's 'It' bag. The new-look Mulberry handbags are called 'Clifton'. They are a classic over the shoulder bag which comes in black, red, green, oxblood and tan. Mulberry has made it's comeback this AW16.
Topshop Unique was a huge hit at LFW. The collection was as good as the host of supermodels who both attended the show and walked the runway for the popular collection. The collection was masculine with a hint of femininity. There was a lot of oversized coats and jumpers, the primary colours of the collection are grey, black and green, and for night time the collection boasted gorgeous velvet and plunging necklines. The brand also had Victoria Secret Angel Taylor Hill modelling it's range.