Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
Preen's fall shows tend to be even stronger than their spring ones, and generally follow a similar color palette of reds, golds and blacks. This season though, the design duo pushed it a little further with a darkly romantic, gothic collection. This look played up the best of their textures, and left us seriously coveting a crystal-embellished headband – one that's definitely not of the Blair Waldorf variety.
It seems that 2016 is the year of the pleated skirt, if the shows we've seen so far (and the endless street style snaps) are anything to go by. Hats off then to Paul Smith, for refreshing it in a rainbow of pastels and earthy tones, and pairing it with a jaunty, aviator-like twist on a bomber.
The Mulberry girl is no nerd. This look makes suspenders feel like the most badass accessory imaginable, even when teamed with a prim ruffled shirt and heavy tweed. The slicked-back hair, coin-studded creepers and punky earring don't hurt either.
It's been a few seasons since Alexander Wang made pinstripe boxers shoot to the top of the fashion charts, and this week they made an unexpected return at Westwood. Given the wrap skirts that were all over the runways for spring, we might just dare to wear them undone with some visible shorts.
At first glance, this look seems basic, like something everyone would have in their wardrobe if they looked hard enough (or maybe, just everyone in the fashion industry). But peer closely, and you'll see that the leather pants are just the right height to be near-universally flattering; the blazer will hit at the perfect length; and even with side-swept hair and a glint of a hoop earring, she feels perfectly modern, and not at all '80s.
Call it a Ziggy Stardust moment, but regular shirt dresses do nothing for us after this collection. Even without the glam-rock '70s print, the soft star epaulettes and the sharply cut cuffs would win us over in a heartbeat.
This look is a perfect example of Katrantzou's way with fabric, as any design student could attest. Bonding lace over shirting material, with an overlay of applique, this is simply one of those pieces that shows off her technical mastery to a tee.