14 london fashion week sets we’d hop the pond to see
the impressive set designs inspiring us right now.
Published Sep 23, 2016 5:00 AM
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After all of the beautiful sets we saw at NYFW, we were even more excited to see what London would bring to the table. Of course, the city full of bright, young designers and storied design houses did not disappoint. Keep reading to see our favorites!
Sophia Webster designs the most fun shoes. Period. Her runway show and presentation were set to the theme “Dolly Birds of Paradise” and naturally, were also the most fun. This woven chair, lush patterns, and birds of paradise were just the tip of the iceberg. (See more on Webster’s Instagram!)
The standout set design of London was easily Anya Hindmarch’s white, circular, geometric runway, made brighter by her colorful neoprene coats.
The muted mint walls—made more sophisticated with the help of moulding—paired with old, herringbone floors and white-legged, console-like seating was the perfect backdrop for an easy, spring collection.
Pale pink walls dotted with Matisse-like wood cutouts set the scene for a colorblocked collection of burnt oranges, pinks, and whites.
Zinko’s “garden party” was a presentation to remember. Clothing from past seasons hanging was hung out as if to dry and models wore the latest designs.
In the spirit of “see now, buy now”, Burberry showed a fall collection in a space they made over and dubbed “Makers House”. Rich fabrics were hung on the walls and a lush, green carpet laid out for the runway in an otherwise industrial, concrete space, creating enough contrast and opulence to make our heads spin.
The designer’s white, lacy designs stood out against the architecture and design at London’s Southwark Cathedral.
Guests sat on brightly-colored, sculptural stools while viewing an equally vibrant collection.
This season, Goddard’s pretty, frilly dresses were set to strobe lights and a rave-inspired set. When it works, it works.
The almost glittery, gravel concrete floors at Topshop’s show added visual interest to an otherwise minimalist set.
Always a favorite (in terms of set and clothing design!), Mary Katrantzou impressed us yet again. This season’s Greek-inspired patterns stood out against a backdrop of white and mirrored surfaces.
As Ashley Williams’ inspiration for her latest collection was River Phoenix, it is only appropriate the set was designed to look like a messy teenage bedroom.
Erdem took over the basement of The Old Selfridges Hotel to create a dark nautical, ship wreck-esque set. It’s a little spooky and a lot cool.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
Teeny, tiny flowers were applied to the models’ faces (yes, seriously. See photos on their Instagram!) and scattered all over the runway, proving that it’s all in the details.