If a man is tired of London he is tired of life, Samuel Johnson once wrote. But it was hard to be anything other than excited by this long weekend of London fashion, with designers offering some brilliant ideas.
The womenswear collections for next winter presented in New York, London, Milan and Paris from February 5 to March 6, showcased ten major new trends, creating looks that were hybrids of strength and femininity.
Call it a bumper London Fashion Week; with some epic shows, brilliant displays of experimental fashion; the debut of great heritage brand and a fond farewell to the most successful British designer of this century.
Ballet and movement were the leitmotif of a marvelous collection by Roksanda Ilincic, clothes whose romantic jauntiness were in stark contrast to the steady rain of a battleship gray London Monday morning.
The British Fashion Council has announced the names of 45 finalists for The Fashion Awards 2017; with five finalists in each category, and few major surprises – with many creators nominated for a second time.
The are few greater fashion success stories than Value Retail and newly-expanded Bicester Village is its crowning glory. The luxury outlet in Oxfordshire is probably the highest performing shopping destination anywhere.