From McQueen’s paint-spraying robots and Craig Green’s tear-inducing SS15 outing, to Meadham Kirchoff’s punk-fuelled final show and Martine Rose’s wildly brilliant Tottenham market takeover
Behold, another London Fashion Week is upon us. Formerly a shoo-in for front row gasps, backstage tantrums, and a street style circus outside, this season, much like the last, most of the action will take place behind a screen – streamed into your life by way of slick video presentation or someone else’s BTS Instagram story.
With the high drama of real life interaction on hold for whatever comes next – a post-vaccine return to IRL shows? A new landscape wherein videos have morphed into full-blown channels? Something else entirely different? – a moment away from what fashion historians will undoubtedly label ‘a very strange time for the international calendar’, and a reminder of what fashion week looks like in the capital: monumental runway shows. Below, we trace 12 of the best the city has seen.