London Fashion Week day one - a plus-size protest, rainbow stripes and Adwoa Aboah

16th Feb 18 | Beauty

Here's everything you've missed so far.

Protest Against Model Sizes - London Fashion Week February 2018

For the next five days, London will take centre stage in the fashion world. Christopher Bailey will show his last collection for Burberry, celebrities will grace the front rows and fashionistas will don some of the weirdest street style you’ve ever seen.

Here’s all the important stuff so far.

1. Plus-size models protested about the lack of diversity at LFW

Callie Thorpe (left) and Megan Jayne Crabbe protest against Fashion Week sizes on the catwalk outside the BFC ShowSpace in London at the start of London Fashion Week (Isabel Infantes/PA)
Callie Thorpe (left) and Megan Jayne Crabbe outside the BFC ShowSpace in London (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Actress and model Hayley Hasselhoff led the brigade of plus-size women in their underwear, including Callie Thorpe, Sonny Turner and body positive Instagram star Megan Jayne Crabbe, to protest about the lack of curves on the catwalk.

2. Bora Aksu showcased some incredible frills

Bora Aksu Catwalk (Isabel Infantes/PA)
(Isabel Infantes/PA)

The Turkish designer is a long-time London Fashion Week favourite and his autumn/winter 2018 collection was all about romance, with frilly gowns and sheer panelling, as well as tailored jackets and asymmetric earrings.

3. Richard Malone gave us bold checks and strange swimming caps

Models wear creations by designer Richard Malone at the Autumn/Winter 2018 fashion week runway show (Vianney Le Caer/AP)
(Vianney Le Caer/AP)

It was a typically avant-garde show from Irish designer and rising fashion star, Richard Malone. The collection was apparently inspired by fish markets and ‘iron-fisted’ women, and featured tassels, incredible tailoring and major colour-clashing. Sustainability was at the heart of his show; many of the fabrics were recycled and he works with a group of female weavers in India.

4. Rainbow stripes at Fyodor Golan

(Isabel Infantes/PA) Models on the catwalk during the Fyodor Golan Autumn/Winter 2018
(Isabel Infantes/PA)

The duo are known for their vivid colours, and their latest sports-luxe collection didn’t disappoint. This time it was all about flamboyance and stripes – horizontal, vertical, diagonal – in faux fur and on billowing skirts.

5. A fashionable Frow

Amber Le Bon and Adwoa Aboah (Isabel Infantes/PA)
(Isabel Infantes/PA)

Model-of-the-moment Adwoa Aboah (right) graced the front row of Richard Malone. The in-demand face of Gap and and Versace muse is being booked by everyone at the moment, and appeared on the cover of British Vogue in December. Meanwhile, model Amber Le Bon was seen sporting a gorgeous embroidered jacket at Bora Aksu.

6. Mulberry celebrated all things English

It all got a little bit heady with an innovative array of Noel Stewart for Mulberry hats, as well as holey dresses, floaty frills and some fabulously shimmering three-tiered numbers. Taking inspiration from English garden parties and Ascot, their new It bags were triumphantly showcased, and everything was made available to buy immediately after the show.

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