London Fashion Week Spring 2019 had a plenty to celebrate, including the grand debut of Italian designer Riccardo Tisci at Burberry. While at Paris label MM6, Maison Margiela showcased AIDES t-shirts in honor of their 30 year long support for the organization. London favorites Victoria Beckham and Mary Katrantzou both celebrated 10 years of their own labels.
“Buy Less, Dress Up” was the motto at Dame Vivienne Westwood’s London showing, but other designers begged to differ and offered up the wildest arrays of theatrical displays. Young designer Nicola Formichetti of Nicopanda debuted an over-the-top 90s space cowgirl, raver collection destined for the underground nightclubs. The show was a total neon disco cowgirl’s dream. In a more subdued approach to drag culture, ERDEM payed tribute to London’s iconic Stella and Fanny, aka two Victorian-era drag queens.
Forget furry slides, have you ever wanted a feather boa for your feet? Simone Rocha’s feather-bottomed shoes are just the thing. Designer Peter Pilotto had us pinning for summer with a collection that was tiki bar-ready with palm tree prints and sunrise-colored pastels. From there the London shows hit full tilt and heated up even more at Christopher Kane’s sex shop-inspired collection. And not to be outdone Gareth Pugh’s full-on Judy Blame BDSM spectacle was styled with lots of leather, ball gags and bondage accessories.
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