London Fashion Week: Day Two At The Autumn/Winter 2015 Shows

22/02/2015 13:06 | Updated 20 May 2015

By day two of London Fashion Week we'd already fallen heavy for key looks from the Autumn/Winter 2015 catwalk collections.

Saturday morning saw Emilia Wickstead do ultra-feminine with pretty pastel (off-white, lavender, powder blue and pink) dresses, skirts, coats and jackets that accentuated the female form.

The Wickstead woman is all grace and rarely without a strappy heeled sandal (colour-ordinated) or preppy ponytail. She's the epitome of ladylike.

That said, she's not to be underestimated: see the black leather and orange plaid looks to see how the New Zealand-born designer took the collection up a notch. We're getting a dominatrix vibe, no?

Over on the Sibling catwalk, designer threesome Joe Bates, Sid Bryan and Cozette McCreery showcased a line that was pure punk.

Bright pink and orange colourways were seen across figure-flaunting, embellished latex dresses with fleecy/fur hems.

The matching mohawks? Very cool.


The signature Sibling tasseled, crochet knits were on point but there was a serious nod to beads, sequin and sparkle. If you're doing it, do the mesh mini dress version.

The show notes said the collection was a shout out to "unattainable cool girls" and Blondie's Debbie Harry - and that is something we can definitely get onboard with.

SIBLING - Runway - LFW FW15

Holly Fulton's catwalk on Saturday afternoon brought a whole lot of party girl glamour to the forefront.

Geometric print was worked across outerwear and statement separates, sheer tops were teamed with high-waisted trousers or pencil skirts and sheer plunging gowns featured floral embroidery.

And similarly to Sibling's A/W 2015 offering, there was texture play with Mongolian lamb fur, latex, leather and lace.

Jewelled or fur collars and cuffs on printed silk coats were thrown over sassy slip cocktail dresses that screamed decadence. As for accessories? Think blingy crystal earrings, brooches, miniature handbags and shoe clips with everything.

And if you really want to be a Fulton party girl, you'll be investing in art-deco hair clips for every day of the week - all the better to hold that some up, some down hairstyle.

Then there was J.W Anderson who went full-blown 1980s with a collection of oversized leather outerwear, asymmetric separates, slouchy leather boots and retro colourways.

Something about the collection said cool-mum circa way back when shoulder pads were a thing (the drop-earrings, polo necks, corduroy-like leggings), but this was Anderson re-imagining the era his way.


Simone Rocha's show notes said "tapestry and tulle, tweed and lace" - and the collection that followed was dark and sultry (lots of black) with a romantic, opulent tone (signature pink and red palette).

The texture - velvet, brocade, chiffon, fur and wool - worked across stunning coats, jackets, ruffle dresses and structured/asymmetric two-pieces (that revealed midriffs and shoulders) demonstrated Rocha's meticulous attention to detail.

But also, that she knows how to woo us with the looks she dreams up each season.

Simone Rocha - Runway - LFW FW15

On Saturday evening, Henry Holland sent his models down an actual conveyor belt to hype up his House of Holland A/W 2015 collection. His FRow BFFs Alexa Chung, Daisy Lowe and Pixie Geldof were completely sold.

The looks, as with all HoH shows, were bright, head-turning and designed with a very fabulous female muse in mind. This season it was "tough uptown women; trustafarian street urchins" and the tone was all allure.

House Of Holland - Runway - LFW FW15

Think sexy stripes, chevrons, plaid, luxe Mongolian sheepskin and leather. Think pink, purple and red with black patent boots. The whole candy striper girl with a grungy edge thing? Love it.

All about Fashion Week? See all the catwalk highlights from day two of the shows in our gallery below.

Plus, watch the shows as they happen here...


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