1. THE MODELS AND FROW
With a casting of girls that read like a Who's Who of fashion's past and present, the Giles show was one of the biggest spectacles of LFW so
far. Opened by Alex Wek and closed by Erin O'Conner and Karen Elson, with everyone from Edie Campbell to Eva Herzigova in between, each and every
one of them absolutely owned the clothes.
2. THE VENUE
Whitehall's historic Banqueting House, was of particular significance to the collection. Steeped in history, the original building
was commissioned by Elizabeth I and, following a fire in 1698, was restored in the early in the 18th Century as an concert venue for kings
and their couturiers, where the atmosphere was magical, mysterious and grotesque.
3. THE PRINTS
These were dark and pretty at the same time, with a rose and thorn design strewn across opulent ballgowns and trouser-and-corset ensembles.
4. THE FABRICS
We saw even more barely-there fabrics, a trend that has been spotted on several LFW SS16 catwalks. Tulle poked out from underneath Edwardian-style
sleep-gown dresses, while sleeves were made from the sheerest lace.
5. THE 90'S COMEBACK ACCESSORY
If there's one thing we'll be taking away with us from the sea of dramatic eveningwear, it's the velvet chokers. We'll be wearing ours with
all those romantic white blouses we've been buying this season.