London’s designers out-did themselves for Spring 2019. The designers who have emerged over the past decade in the UK, now have created a design arena that radiates maturity and statements of self-expression. Victoria Beckham opened her elegant 10th-anniversary show with iconic supermodel Stella Tennant. Her collection filled with masculine and feminine style was a benchmark for age-inclusivity casting. See some of our favorite looks below.
Victoria Beckham is a legend in the memories of millennials and also a fashion icon to women of her own generation entering the fashion world with style and grace. She knows her audience and has built a brand that relates to women on the go. Each design is filled with elegance and a modern twist, creating a collection of must-haves in everyone’s lifestyle. We salute her on her growing brand.
Riccardo Tisci of Burberry opened the show with nude tones and a splash of red and black. Reinventing the luxury brand to attract millennials. One of his first changes to the brand as chief creative officer was a redesign of the logo. Using the initials TB for Thomas Burberry, the new logo offers a contemporary touch on the previous. The changing of the guard at Burberry is the most significant shift to happen to British fashion in years. Burberry is the biggest, most powerful, homegrown fashion brand, which means its new designer has the power to change its legacy. Entering the UK fashion landscape filled with structure, flow, and street vibes, Tisci sent more than 100 beauties down the runway. Printed pencil skirts featuring the new logo, polo style shirts, and clean cut blazers gave the audience an idea of what they need for the season.
David Koma’s collection this season had more than a few strong moments at his Spring 2019 show. The designer notes he was inspired by the cinematography of Pedro Almodóvar’s films, as well as the art of the Flamenco Dance. While his designs are usually a bit more rigid, he wanted to convey a sense of movement in this collection. Hand-cut discs were placed around the hips, on fringed bell sleeves or across the shoulder. Polka-dotted sheers, see-through vertical striping, and surges of neon green and purple tied together Koma’s inspiration.
Julien Macdonald’s show was filled with sparkle, sheer, and color. Plunging necklines, high slits, and figure-hugging designs started the show at St. John’s Church in London. For this collection, the models kept their hair sleek and sexy- styled by my dear friend, Ken Paves and his team. Makeup artist Wendy Rowe focused on smokey eyes and nude lips with dewy skin.
Guests witnessed looks that shaped the body including Chainmail bodysuits and glittery snake-skin patterns. Julien Macdonald’s new landscape includes highlighting the body’s best features while making a statement when entering a room. Let’s applaud the designers at London Fashion Week as we look forward to the styles we’ll see in Milan and Paris.