No Time for Games. An Op-Ed by Karen Binns, Fashion Roundtable's Fashion and Style Director
This season, London designers are taking it to a whole new level.
They are showing more than cool ideas and fun tricks of over-styling.
They’ve become more fortified and more powerful then ever.
The bar has been raised, and there’s no more room for fun and games.
From Ricardo’s Tisci’s push into a more global and inclusive aesthetic of luxury from Burberry,
Into Roksanda's consistent climb to the top of elegant pret-à-couture.
Yes bitch, she’s giving you Volume too, all day, and still keeping it a bit more youthful.
Then the Parisians, just saying...
This is a new age for the British designer. Luxe is their game now.
And they are playing it so well.
There a few different trends this season that reflect the move into luxe.
From Chalayan with his surprise corset dress in the daytime update, to Christopher Kane letting the kids know how in touch he is, and how hard you have to work to
Get to his level.
There a fresh mood in the air in London,
The established designers are showing how strong they are on youth culture trends,
And the young designer are taking business much more seriously.
Like the brand TOGA, this season they gave it to you live, luxury sport dressing
For the 17-70 year old women.
And as always Ashish is not letting go of his youth culture following - at all.
And of course, the newest of culture/ luxe is BabbyM’s
Matty Bovan collection becoming our next generation of Global Radicals,
following the footsteps of Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano.
It’s time to start working now, London is on fire.