Always a hub of research and experimentation, LFW has brought a mix of styles to the runway: street urban, revisited folk, the 80s and 90s, sartorial sporty, and a good dose of never-cloying, avant-garde romanticism.
Simone Rocha / Arlington / Osman
This is evidenced by the Bora Aksu collection inspired by a hero princess who, despite her strong and rebellious spirit, dresses in lace and pastel shades.
Caramel shades also for Molly Goddard’s dresses, which seem to float despite the layers and layers of ruffled and puffy tulle, the result of the refinement of new cutting and overlapping techniques.
Layering is also used to create contrasting colour effects, as shown in the highly sophisticated black and white look by Erdem, where the romanticism of the tulle and the Sangallo lace is softened by the combination of a jacket with embroidery and matching tone-on-tone studs.
Bora Aksu / Molly Goddard / Erdem
Dazzling evening gowns in metallic shades (mostly by Michael Halpern) alternate with acid and fluorescent colours, a favourite for the summer season.
Halpern / Arlington / Halpern / Roksanda
Close-fitting lines give way to the oversized tailoring of double-breasted jackets matched with masculine-cut pants or dresses with soft shapes. This is the type of fashion that plays with contrasts: opulence and simplicity, fluidity and structure, daywear and demi-couture. Irreverent and classic at the same time.
David Koma / Roland Mouret / Sharon Wauchob / Victoria Beckham
By Elisa Nascimbene, for Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week barcelonabridalweek.com