Fashion Week

While most of the much-discussed styles during London Fashion Week appear on the runways, there’s a whole show happening at street level. When the fashion world is gathered in one city, sometimes on one block, there’s no shortage of amazing shoes. Here we’ve assembled some of the styles that stopped us in our tracks—it’s a thing we do.

Click on a pair to shop these showstoppers or similar styles right now.

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Photos by Kristin Yamada

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Scene Snaps: London, Part Three

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Candid snaps of the street-style scene at Fashion Week fall ’17, from our Global Trend Reporter Kristin Yamada.

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handbag-still1When packing for a trip, it’s important to consider the bags inside your bags. How many handbags? And which ones?

For her meetings-packed journeys to Fashion Week, our handbags buyer Jennifer Sabenorio brings a full Russian nesting doll situation: a satchel that can hold a clutch, and a tote that can hold everything. Plus something elegant for evening soirées. And maybe a bonus bag, to match her Gucci shoes.

Here she is talking about packing for what buyers call “going to market.”

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And just like that, closing time for London Fashion Week has struck on Big Ben’s face. Although it seemed as fleeting as a moment of sunshine in the British capital, LFW packed the street-style punches. To make up for the overcast skies, the fashion fold wore acid-bright colors and sparkly shoes. We were oh-so-pleasantly dazzled.

Here are just some of our favorite looks on the loveliest ladies we’ve been trailing all week—plus their Instagram accounts so we can keep tabs on them as they bounce to the next Fashion Week.

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Photo by Indigital Images

AND THE AWARD FOR BEST-DRESSED GOES TO…

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“A lot of times what I feel when I’m here watching the shows is that I’m so honored to be in the company of these women—women like Simone, Molly, Ashley,” says Olivia, after we duck into a Mexican restaurant out in the East End. It’s the last day of London Fashion Week, and we’re between appointments, so now’s the time to take stock.

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Olivia Kim with buyer Raul Becerra at lunch.

Each season, in every city, there are one or two collections—and a few key pieces and a few key moments—that stand out among the rest. Here are Olivia and Raul’s favorites from London.

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In a full embrace of the runway-to-retail trend that’s been turning fashion weeks on their head for the past year or so, Burberry’s new collection—unveiled on Monday evening—is available right here, right now.

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Seasons are so last year: Burberry’s February collection was on
London’s runway on Monday and is shoppable now. Image via Burberry.

Inspired by multifaceted British artist Henry Moore, the knitwear, trenches and handbags referenced his esoteric use of proportion and scale while classic, traditional workwear pieces—trousers, overalls, jackets—were a nod to artisans everywhere.

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There was a lot of news backstage at the Topshop Unique show on Sunday afternoon. The three biggest headlines were the announcement of a bridal line, the reveal of some big names in the afternoon’s runway lineup and the continuation of a buy-it-now, runway-to-retail experience.

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Yeah, that means you can shop stripy jumpsuits, silk midis and more right now.

It also means that modern wedding dresses and bridesmaid styles hit Nordstrom (and only Nordstrom—aside from Topshop we’re the exclusive retailer) in April. You’ll also want to know that a beloved British model made something of a runway return—with the daughter of one of America’s biggest action heroes hot on her heels.

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Scene Snaps: London, Part One

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Candid snaps of the street-style scene at Fashion Week fall ’17, from our Global Trend Reporter Kristin Yamada.

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Every season Ashley Williams sends out a small poster in lieu of a more typical show invite, and every season it has something to do with being in a slightly sour state of mind. The poster we unwrapped upon arriving for the first show of London Fashion Week, however, went to new heights—or would that be new lows? In Ashley’s world, they’re sort of the same. The poster said “Genuine Misery”; the image was a teeth-baring guard dog.

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“My business partner and I, we have this thing, ‘Optimistic emo,'” the designer told me backstage. It’s like an unofficial rule that keeps them in line, she explained; they can be real about their bad moods, but they have to be good-natured about them, too. And while misery is definitely next season’s key word—emblazoned as it is on a killer sweatsuit or two—it’s evened out by a British cowgirl thing and a backstory about sneaking out of parties to go sit by yourself in the woods.

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You’ll see it in our slideshow: together those elements—on an urban/outdoor runway—make misery look like good company.

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Where does a girl in ruffles, gingham and tulle go? Anywhere she wants to, of course.

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Molly Goddard spring 2017; this collection will be online and in stores very soon. 

Image by Portia Hunt.

SPACE designer Molly Goddard is one of the biggest names in London right now—in no small part because she’s helped define a look that’s part party girl, part everyday sport-romance, and part remembered fever dream from your very first ballet class. But the bottom line is that you can take anything from her spring collection, add sneakers and a T-shirt, and you’re good for a night of soccer matches, sushi rolls or late-night club tunes.

If you ever wanted to try any of the above in the designer’s hometown, now you can. Just let Molly and her boyfriend/business partner, Tom Shickle, tell you where to go.

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