LFW AW 16 Editor's Diary
Clockwise from top left: Lineisy Montero for BURBERRY PRORSUM AW 16; David Bowie, Self-titled, 1967; ERDEM AW 16; PAUL SMITH pants; Tracey Emin, Laying half Asleep, 2015; JO MALONE cologne; ALIGHIERI earring.Shop
Clockwise from top left: Sketch, London; IN FIORE Solid perfume; PAUL SMITH AW 16; Hayett McCarthy for BURBERRY PRORSUM AW 16; SKINCEUTICALS C E Ferulic serum; Damien Hirst, Spin me right round, 2002; Prince and The Revolution, Parade, 1986.Shop
Clockwise from top left: MARY KATRANTZOU AW 16; PAUL SMITH jacket; Metropolitan by COMO, London; BURBERRY PRORSUM scarf; Tracey Emin, My Heart is with you Always, 2014; Bodyism, London; CHARLOTTE TILBURY lipstick; Spring, Somerset House, London.Shop
Clockwise from top left: Betty Woodman, ICA; Beyonce, Self-titled, 2014; M.A.C X CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA eye pencil; MARQUES'ALMEDIA AW 16; Natalie Ludwig for BURBERRY PRORSUM AW 16; BY TERRY Liftessence Global serum from Mecca Cosmetica; ACNE STUDIOS coat; Betty Woodman, ICA.Shop
Favourite shows …
Christopher Kane – The collection’s slightly unhinged, hoarder-esque quality, grounded in key pieces such as blazers adorned with jewels and slip dresses, was irresistible.
Erdem – The 40s silver screen-inspired collection was enough to make you want to dress up for breakfast and wear suits to dinner.
Favourite hair and makeup …
Burberry Prorsum – Bowie-inspired glitter paired with soft hair and beautiful skin.
Mary Katrantzou – Matte dark lips and wet parted fringes for a deep, dark beauty.
Favourite soundtrack …
Beyonce at Marques’Almeida.
Metropolitan by COMO – for the perfect Old Park Lane location and the calmest lobby to escape the bustle.
Sketch – Pink fantasy for the Charlotte Olympia x M.A.C dinner to launch LFW.
Spring at Somerset House.
10 Greek Street.
Wandering around the Tate Britain after the Topshop show, admiring the Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst collections.
Ceramicist Betty Woodman at the ICA. Colourful works to brighten up a grey London day.
Favourite wellness destinations …
Bodyism, Westbourne Grove – Trainer James Duigan put me to work in his new studio. This, followed by an acai bowl and the feeling of health was restored. The private yoga classes here are amazing for stretching out after too many plane rides.
Dr. Nigma Talib – Facials worth talking about. Talib gave us our glow back after too many nights out at events.
Other highlights …
The joyful and optimistic vibe at Paul Smith, with Prince remixes and a David Bowie finale.
Models of LFW …
WORDS Billie Iveson