Nordstrom at London Fashion Week

This month we celebrate British heritage with as Pop-In@Nordstrom welcomes Liberty London. To kick things off, here’s a look inside the brand.

Ed Burstell, managing director of Liberty London; image via the Liberty blog

When I asked Ed Burstell how he described Liberty London back in 2008, when he left the American fashion industry to work for what is perhaps the most British of all British department stores, he said he told people, “It was one of the last great emporiums of its kind left on earth.” When I asked Burstell how he describes it now, after seven years as the shop’s managing director, his Brit-sharpened wit and American confidence cuts right through.

“I say it is one of the last great emporiums of its kind left on earth.”

For the launch of this month’s Liberty London Pop-In, Burstell defined the historical context of Liberty’s grand marketplace status, and he outlined what he calls his “subversive” polish on this British institution.

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Fashion Week Journal for Tuesday and Wednesday February 24 & 25

As London Fashion week ends, I offer you this bookend image of me, your narrator, as seen in W magazine’s wrap up of London Fashion Week street style, and, more importantly, we share two tales of new and old London design. 

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London designers tend to be more about the cult of the individual rather than the same trends showing up in multiple collections. That said, here is our list of the top 10 ideas and themes emerging from across the pond for next fall.

The ’70s influence continues—this time with more of a boho, hippie-deluxe feeling. An intriguing counterpoint to this is the emergence of a hard-edged ’80s new-wave idea paired with a slouchy boot. A darkly glamorous and romantic mood also comes across with lace, new embellishments, tapestry prints and lots of faded vintage winter florals. There are great shearling and statement outerwear options, including the all-important cape, that will help to beat the chill come fall.

Enjoy!

1. ’70s BOHO

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2. VINTAGE FLORALS

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3. CAPES

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4. SHEARLING

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5. ROMANTIC HEROINE

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6. ’80s NEW WAVE
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7. LACE LUXE

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8. FUR

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9. TAILORED/FUR HANDBAGS

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10. TALL BOOTS

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— The Fashion Office

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Lucy has taken the Seventies revival trend and given it some London edge. Her vintage coat ticks all the trend notes of the season: shearling collar, suede, belted. It was finally a bit warmer in London today, so Lucy’s silk one-piece is a perfect transitional piece. Sneakers and a funky clutch add some high-street contemporary cool.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Print Jumpsuits | White Sneakers | Metallic Clutches

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Laundry by Shelli Segal Jumpsuit | Superga Sneaker | Loeffler Randall Chain Clutch

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Street Style: Kerry at Roksanda

Another day of Fashion Week, another killer outfit from Kerry Pieri! A nautical striped turtleneck and light leather pencil skirt look fresh and springy. Kerry’s chambray denim trench is a great update on a classic cut and the perfect layer for the crazy London weather. Snakeskin footwear is everywhere, and these platform booties add some refined edge to this casual-cute look.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Trench Coats | Leather Skirts | Striped Knit Tops

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Burberry London ‘Terrington’ Trench Coat | Search for Sanity Skirt | Treasure&Bond Crop Tee

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London Fashion Week: February 23

Highlights and commentary from yesterday’s London Fashion Week runway shows: Burberry Prorsum swings into the ’70s with plenty of suede, fringe and the must-have boots of the season, while Christopher Kane creates lavish lace nudes that are museum pieces in motion. Plus, Erdem‘s sensual ode to the clutter of a collector and Peter Pilotto offers up ’80s-arcade-inspired chalet chic.

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Fashion Week Journal for Monday, February 23

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Hunter Boots has always had a great heritage and a great story to tell, but they only had one boot to tell it with,” said Alasdhair Willis, who might also be known as the brand’s creative director and/or Stella McCartney husband. Regardless, it was clear at the Albert Embankment Warehouse on Monday night that Willis is keen on adding to the narrative.

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London Fashion Week: February 22

Highlights and commentary from yesterday’s London Fashion Week runway shows: Mary Katrantzou explores contrast with Victorian-inspired dimension and sleek, mod silhouettes, all atop a runway landscape of pink foam pyramids; while Topshop gets retro at the historic Tate Britain gallery in decadent ’70s style.

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Fashion Week Journal for Sunday, February 22

See those brown velvet overalls? The baby blue corduroy trousers? The miniskirt? Those looks are not a throwback.

Sure, you’ve seen and heard a lot about the ’70s over the past (almost) two weeks, but backstage after yesterday’s star-studded show at the Tate BritainTopshop Unique Creative Director Kate Phelan told me she’s not going retro, she’s encouraging a sort of reference-free way of dressing that favors personal perspective over time and place.

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This Seventies siren perfectly embodies the season’s top trend: Flared denim is everywhere this month, and this high-waisted version is perfectly retro. A cropped shearling jacket fits the vintage theme to a T; a funky printed blouse and neutral V-neck are straight out of Dazed and Confused, but still feel totally contemporary.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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V-Neck Sweaters | Print Button-Downs | Flared Jeans

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Halogen Cashmere V-Neck | Topshop Floral Print Blouse | 7 For All Mankind High-Rise Flare Jeans

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