Dozens of designers showcased their latest creations Sunday at London Fashion Week, from retail giant Topshop and leather goods brand Mulberry to British design's grand dame Vivienne Westwood. Later, Alexander McQueen makes a highly-anticipated return from Paris to London — the hometown of its late designer — for the first time in a decade.
Some highlights from Day 3 of London Fashion Week:
Funky Boots At Topshop Unique
Fur-trimmed biker jackets, super miniskirts, slinky little party dresses: Topshop Unique delivered all the hallmarks of its youthful, cool girl look. But the main lesson for shoppers may be this: It's time to invest in a pair of funky '70s disco boots.
Unlike the ubiquitous ankle boot, these are pointy, go up to the calves and come in eye-catching materials and colors like yellow velvet, bronze or white leather. Combined with grungy big hair and bright pink lipstick, the models look ready for a hell-raising night out on the town.
As for the clothes, it's all about being chic in a nonchalant, seemingly thrown-together way. So a mustard outfit in fluid fabrics is worn layered with an oversized granny jumper, and a leopard print top and sheer fuchsia lace skirt get covered up by a slouchy big coat.
The evening wear looked particularly flattering and included a black velvet wide-leg trouser ensemble and floaty, slip-like black gowns with a thigh-high slit and matching velvet collar.
Models Lara Stone and Karlie Kloss were among those squeezed into the front row along with Topshop boss Philip Green and Vogue editor Anna Wintour.