5 Looks We Loved from London Fashion Week: Day 1

From Central Saint Martins's MA show to buzzy up-and-comers.
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Fashion month continues with London Fashion WeekRead on for the looks we loved from the runways on the first day, and click here for even more reviews from the season.

Daks

A look from Daks Fall 2017 collection. Photo: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

A look from Daks Fall 2017 collection. Photo: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

What does the grunge girl wear to work when she grows up? This collection by Daks, which took menswear-inspired fabrics and turned them into loose, cool pieces ready for the office. Occasionally, a feminine, Tumblr-pink floral was mixed in, which helped lighten things up a bit.

Ashley Williams

A look from Ashley Williams Fall 2017. Photo: John Phillips/Getty Images

A look from Ashley Williams Fall 2017. Photo: John Phillips/Getty Images

Ashley Williams is one of London's coolest designers, and it's not hard to see why: Her clever take on streetwear is funny as well as extremely wearable. For Fall 2017, Williams found inspiration in Western wear, with 10 gallon hats and fringed cowhide prints. My favorite look was the first out: A hoodie tucked into a plaid midi-skirt, topped with a cowboy hat. It's the kind of styling trick only Williams's woman could pull off, but damn did it look good.

Sadie Williams

A look from Sadie Williams Fall 2017. Photo: John Phillips/Getty Images

A look from Sadie Williams Fall 2017. Photo: John Phillips/Getty Images

For Fall 2017, up-and-coming designer Sadie Williams explored traditional craft with not-so-traditional fabrics. The result were riots of jewel-toned metallics striped across dresses or quilted onto sweatshirts. The coolest look was a striped dress layered over a sequined hoodie — very Joan of Arc meets fashion Cool Girl. 

Charlotte Simone

Charlotte Simone Fall 2017 presentation. Photo: Dave Benett/Getty Images

Charlotte Simone Fall 2017 presentation. Photo: Dave Benett/Getty Images

Designer Charlotte Simone is scaling back on outerwear to expand more into her accessories, and that's a smart move: Her striped, furry scarves make for a pretty adorable addition to any outfit. The best news from her Fall 2017 presentation is that she's collaborating with sneaker line Superga on a capsule of fur-trimmed platform tennis whites that are bound to be street style bait. (Bonus: That pink teddy bear backback!)

Central Saint Martins MA Show

A look from Gabriele Skucas at Central Saint Martins MA show. Photo: John Phillips/Getty Images

A look from Gabriele Skucas at Central Saint Martins MA show. Photo: John Phillips/Getty Images

There were plenty of interesting looks from the Central Saint Martins MA show — no surprise there — but it was the collection by student Gabriele Skucas that was the most intriguing. It was significantly quieter than the rest on the runway, with a series of modest pleated skirts and pale yellow blouses, the details just slightly off-kilter. Sometimes, though, subtle works: Skucas won the L’Oréal Professionnel Creative Award design, alongside menswear designer Stefan Cooke.

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