All That Glitters: Halpern, Molly Goddard And Emporio Armani Lead The Way For Sparkle

London Fashion Week's Spring/Summer '18 season has seen a sequin renaissance.

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The morning that Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, kicked off London Fashion Week with an opening speech before a group of press, someone set off a homemade bomb on the tube in Parsons Green. How exactly does one go about showing and critiquing clothes after that?

If you're Molly Goddard, Simone Rocha, Henry Holland and Michael Halpern, you do the former with levity.

(L) Halpern ss18, (R) Simone Rocha ss18

There's been a real sense of buoyancy and beauty in the midst of global chaos during London's shows this weekend. And that appears to be translating through to the clothes through lightness and shimmer.

Mary Katrantzou ss18

Designers are showing a rainbow of wilfully upbeat shimmer. Glitter, an idea that made a comeback during the autumn/winter '17, continues to be a thing for spring.

See Molly Goddard's pink tent-shaped dresses, covered in silver shimmer or Topshop's crystal-encrusted pastel pieces. Both takes on the idea were unapologetically girly — and yet cool, rather than saccharine.

Erin O'Connor modelling Molly Goddard's shimmery babydoll dress

And the trend picked up steam at Halpern (a brand that has turned sequins and a clever, playful view on glamour into its trademark) Emporio Armani, Temperley London, Mary Katrantzou and more.

Emporio Armani ss18
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