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Five ones to watch at London Fashion Week

Check out our five must-see shows at this season's London Fashion Week 2016

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London Fashion Week

The bounty of shows taking place at London Fashion Week can be dizzying. With a full line-up of London Fashion Week events to decipher and a new venue in Brewer Street Car Park to figure out, be sure not to miss the biggest fashion moments and keep your eyes peeled for our pick of these AW16 spectacles. 

RECOMMENDED: Read the full London Fashion Week guide

We'll be updating this page with more events as they are announced

London Fashion Week must-see shows

1

Ryan Lo

The debut solo effort from Fashion East alumni Ryan Lo was one of the standout shows of AW15. We were hooked from the moment we read the words ‘Not a girl, not yet a woman’ in the show notes - Britney’s ‘Crossroads’ is criminally underrated, and if you don’t agree, then we don’t want to sit with you. The collection presented a grown-up twist on Lo’s typical hyper-girly, pop-infused stylings, offering up outfits fit for ice queens and noir heroines alike. 

2

Simone Rocha

Yes, she’s got a famous dad, but Simone Rocha’s exquisitely executed tailoring and intricate craftsmanship speaks for itself.  She’s deftly managed to maintain the hype surrounding her graduate collection – and for good reason. Her last collection was dazzling in its scope, encompassing opulent brocade, floral embroidered tulle and structured outerwear in gothic black velvet. 

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Fashion East

Lulu Kennedy’s Fashion East acts as an incubator for London talent, providing promising designers with funding and mentoring. Now in its 15th year, the line-up for SS17 sees the return of Central St. Martin's grad Richard Malone Price (whose collection last season simultaneously made us hungry for peppermints and want to sport all over stripes), who is joined by A.V Robertson, Matty Bovan and Mimi Wade. They follow in the well-shod steps of alumni such as Jonathan Saunders. House of Holland and Marques’Almeida. No pressure, then. 

 

4

Topshop Unique

The high street favourite’s higher-end line manages to hold its own against big name designers season after season, and predictably attracts the starriest of front rows: at the AW15 show, we narrowly escaped major injury in the scrum of rabid paps surrounding Cara D and Kendall J. What’s more, it’s one of the few shows which we can afford to shop from (although we’re probably talking a pair of socks or novelty scrunchie here) – next season’s wishlist starts here. 

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Molly Goddard

Molly Goddard’s past presentations have been wonderfully whimsical, taking us back to school: we’ve had an awkward tween disco and a nostalgic art lesson – complete with a nonplussed, totally naked life model. She’s done her homework again and secured funding from the BFC’s prestigious NEWGEN sponsorship programme for SS16 (previous recipients include Matthew Williamson, Christopher Kane and Alexander McQueen) - we’re predicting another A+ performance. 

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