A dream-like escape was on offer at the start of London Fashion Week.
Designer Alice Temperley kicked off her “Painted Dreams” presentation with peasant-like shirts with puffed up sleeves, tops with high regal collars and black neck bows, high waist trousers and embroidered tops.
Plenty of dresses followed, some see-through, with prints and intricate embroidery.
For the evening, models showcased richly-embellished shimmering gowns. High-neck knits were worn with sequinned skirts.
Mulberry’s creative director Johnny Coca, inspired by British aristocratic country life, showcased tweeds, lace and embroidery in his designs.
Models wore crochet and ruffle dresses made to look like old heirlooms. Floral embroidery decorated oversized tweed jackets and skirts suits as well as tiered dresses.
Vintage-like jewellery accessorised the looks in oxblood, ginger, green, purple, yellow, lavender and blue.
Anya Hindmarch collection
British designer Anya Hindmarch offered a colourful Scandinavian-inspired selection of women’s accessories for next winter. On show a luxurious array of satchels, handbags, outerwear and shoes.
On a catwalk made to look like a snow-covered mountain, models in furry hats and goggle-like glasses descended from a peak carrying bags with colourful hand-woven leather straps, structured backpacks as well as small purses.
The bags were adorned with an array of clipped-on decorations.
The designer used suede, vegetable tanned leathers and long-haired shearling for her creations, which came in pinks, blues, mustard yellow, browns and grey.
Models were dressed in playful chunky knits over shorts or in wool and felt coats and capes with colourful furry collars or panels.
House of Holland
The British label House of Holland presented rodeo-inspired outfits and a 15-piece “Woody Woodpecker” capsule collection at the Tate Modern art gallery.
Bold prints and motifs adorned denim, jumpers and silk rodeo-inspired designs for a colourful collection for next autumn’s wardrobes.
Designer Henry Holland presented cowboy-shirt-like dresses with fringes, flared trousers and plenty of colourful cowboy boots.