The London designers produced work that was spectacular and
unprecedented in many ways this season. Of the lot, Sister by Sibling, sister brand to Sibling – the menswear label, can be said to have been a highlight. Run by three siblings, Joe Bates, Sid Bryan and Cozette McCreery, Sister
by Sibling has been creating full knitwear collections for three seasons now;
this was their fourth, having launched in 2011. Oversized scarves and hats as well as knitted
sweater tops with floral and leopard print inspired by Paula Yates and Richard Hell formed the collection, which had a punchy quality. Who would have thought that knitwear could look this fun?
Of the upcoming fashion labels in London, Topshop Unique also ranks highly. With Kate Phelan at its helm as Creative Director, this season for Topshop Unique would naturally represent her signature aesthetic. The clothes were simple and well-constructed, consisting of pieces every girl would wear; pieces such as slouchy coats and mini flared skirts. The glittery ensembles in particular, worn with a furry coat by Cara Delevingne and as an evening jumpsuit on Jourdan Dunn, were definitely among those items a girl would love and own. What I enjoyed most was how the show was styled. Some girls carried bags which came as fuzzy clutches and larger totes. These were held casually at the waist, making me think of how the Topshop Unique girl is so aspirationally cool yet accessible to all.