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10 of the Most Influential Women at London Fashion Week SS19.

It comes around in the blink of an eye every season and it’s no different for SS19. London Fashion Week is once again upon us and we’re excited to see that this season there’s more girl power on the catwalk than ever before. Taking place from 14-18 September at The Store Studios Strand, this season promises to be like no other with the likes of Victoria Beckham and Alexa Chung making their LFW debut.

So in no particular order, here are the 10 designers we can’t wait to see showcase at London Fashion Week SS19.

PAM HOGG

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A creative capsule like no other. The musician, film maker and designer captivated us with her AW18 collection oozing, confidence, strength, and power. “It’s the eternal return of the goddess,” Hogg told WWD. “She’s a powerful but nonaggressive woman. They are not meant to be aggressive because they are strong.”

A graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, Pam Hogg is self-taught in fashion. Early collections in the mid-80’s were first stocked at Harrods, Joseph, Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdales and Bendals. She was on the cover of ID Magazine in 1989 with her sixth collection “Warrior Queen”. Pam continued to sell in Britain and overseas alongside her own boutique in London’s Soho until 1992 when she changed course and stepped away from fashion to pursue music.

Fast forward to 2018 and DR Hogg creates, directs, produces and styles all her collections, her clothes are worn by the likes of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Kylie, Bjork and Kate Moss. Hogg’s second Solo exhibition will open in Liverpool as part of the Biennale. Cyrano De Bergerac opens on the 5th of September 2018 at the Citizen’s theatre in Glasgow. We anticipate this show is going to be phenomenal!

Friday 14th September at 5pm.

ZANDRA RHODES 

Dame Zandra Rhodes has been an iconic figurehead of the UK fashion industry for almost five decades. Her notoriety as a print designer combined with an affinity for fine fabrics and colour has resulted in signature aesthetic that is undeniably unique and continues to stand the test of time.

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Her iconic skill and status has resulted in a multitude of collaborations, most notably with Valentino for their 2017 spring/summer and resort collections. With an archive spanning 50 years and a never-ending fascination with printed textile design, Dame Zandra continues to create an array of clothing and designs with her signature style.

This season is set to be one of Zandra’s most innovative yet and we can’t wait to see what she’ll have us lusting over this SS19.

VICTORIA BECKHAM

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Victoria Beckham. Need we say more? The ex-Spice Girl makes her debut at London Fashion Week SS19 in celebration of a decade in business. It’s been 10 years since the singer turned fashion icon launched her brand and to celebrate, she’s chosen to come home to showcase in London for the first time.

Undoubtedly, it is one of the most anticipated shows this season and one that has all fashion editors and enthusiasts excited to see what’s in store. A wild guess? Minimal, elegant and sophisticated – Very much like the venue that will host the glamorous showcase. The event is set to take place at Mayfair’s Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, located by the Victoria Beckham flagship store on Dover Street.

The guest list includes select Victoria Beckham clients from around the world, whom she has invited to attend the show as a thank you for their loyalty and support for the brand throughout the years. And it may also include four well-known faces, turn up to support their ex-bandmate. (You heard it here first!)

Sunday 16th September, 10am.

MARTA JAKUBOWSKI

The London based designer was born in Poland and raised in Germany. She graduated with MA Womenswear from the Royal College of Art London and was selected to showcase her collections during London Fashion Week as part of the British Fashion Council’s NEWGEN initiative.

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Marta Jakubowski has worked with brands including Hussein Chalayan, Alexander Wang and Jonathan Saunders, and has developed an unmistakable minimalist signature. Her collections are always created to appeal to all women and ooze female empowerment. Speaking of her AW18 collection she said “I’m a woman. We are casual, but we also work. So sometimes we need clothes that are practical, chic, and feminine.”

We’re super excited to see what Marta has been working on for SS19.

ALEXA CHUNG

Alexa Chung, better known as Fashion’s Girl Next Door, will also be making her debut at London Fashion Week this season.

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The 34-year-old’s self-titled brand ALEXACHUNG launched in May last year and will show its latest collection at London Fashion week for the first time. The brand produces four seasonal collections per year and sits within the advanced contemporary category, keeping to Alexa’s minimalistic, chic Parisian fashion with an edgy British style.

The designer who’s fashion career ignited on the catwalk left the modeling and presenting world behind to become a style icon and naturally a fashion mogul. We’re excited to see what she has in store for LFW.

MOLLY GODDARD

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Molly Goddard established her eponymous label in 2014. A clear thread runs through Goddard’s collections, with high-intensity processes such as smocking, shirring and handcraft utilised in unexpected ways. She is known for her signature tulle and bold approach to scale and proportion, often using tens of metres of fabric in a single dress. Her clothes challenge the idea of wearability and bring joy: they are celebratory yet remarkably robust, equally suited to the pub as the red carpet.

Molly Goddard has been highly commended for the presentation of her work, finding unique methods to build worlds for her collections. Her shows are known for their immersive attention to detail, from wine-stained tablecloths to dancing models, always echoing the feeling of the Molly Goddard woman: straight-forward, uninhibited and comfortably over dressed.

What will she bring to the catwalk this season? We predict gorgeous, opulent pieces to make us want to fast forward to 2019.

REJINA PYO

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Rejina Pyo was born in Seoul, where she lived until moving to London in 2008. After graduating from the MA Fashion Design programme at Central Saint Martins in 2011, Pyo was presented with the prestigious Han Nefkens Award for her final collection.  Upon completing her post-graduate studies, Pyo worked as a designer for eminent London based labels including Roksanda Illincic and Christopher Raeburn.

Rejina Pyo is a contemporary fashion brand built upon a philosophy that explores dressing as an everyday phenomenon, both mundane and extraordinary, for women all over the world. Wanting to contribute something special to this daily ritual, her vision is to create modern, wearable pieces that encourage individual instincts and maintain relevance and quality over time.

ROBERTA EINER

Luxury Womenswear designer Roberta Einer moved from her hometown of Tallinn, Estonia to London to study on the prestigious fashion courses at Central Saint Martins and the University of Westminster. During her studies she completed internships with Mary Katrantzou and Alexander McQueen, before moving to Paris upon graduation to assist at Balmain for a year where she continued to develop her craft.

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Establishing her label upon her return to London, the Roberta Einer brand is now in its third season creating experimental, luxury womenswear which focuses on textiles and working with traditional couture techniques. Playful embellishments and hand-embroidery decorate specially sourced fabrics to create her daring more-is-more, feminine aesthetic.

 

 

 

SADIE WILLIAMS

Fashion designer Sadie Williams creates modern textile driven fashion, juxtaposing modernity with craft.

Her sensibility for combining a sporty tomboyish with grown-up femininity has been a signature since graduating with Distinction from the CSM MA Fashion course in 2013. She went on to become a Selfridges ‘Bright Young Thing’ and was included in ‘Designs of The Year Exhibition 2014′ at The Design Museum.

She has worked for designers including Marc By Marc Jacobs, J W Anderson and Katie Hillier and many stylists over the years. Since designing an incredibly successful collection for & Other Stories she has undertaken numerous special projects and commissions for Vogue Festival, Carhartt WIP , Manchester Art Gallery, Google & Squarespace. 2018 saw a collaboration with artist Carla Busittil for the Royal Academy and Christies Auction House, a lecture at Leeds International Festival and being selected to create a banner for PROCESSIONS Womens March 2018.

To say we’re excited by Sadie Willian’s SS19 collection is an understatement!

MARY KATRANTZOU

Mary Katrantzou celebrates 10 years with her SS19 collection so it will no doubt be an unmissable show. Katrantzou was dubbed “The Queen of Print” by press, a moniker that recognized the enormous influence of her work in the medium. Her work changed the face of twenty-first century fashion, inspiring high fashion and high street designers alike. Refining her signature aesthetic, Katrantzou expanded the complexity of her textile beyond print, translating her visuals to knit, digital craftsmanship, lace, and a focus on form.

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Over the last ten years Mary boasts prestigious collaborations including capsule ranges with Longchamp, Moncler, and Adidas Originals. She has also collaborated with artist Pablo Bronstein at the ICA, designed costumes for the NYC Ballet and the Paris Opera and her work has been exhibited at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This season’s collection promises to be nothing short of spectacular as we celebrate ten years of Mary.

One of the most talked-about young labels in London, the brand has undergone an impressive trajectory – what began with Natasha Zinko designing pieces ad-hoc in response to requests from close friends now sees the collections carried globally in the finest luxury stores.

NATASHA ZINKO

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Natasha Zinko is a London based Fine Jewellery and Ready-to-Wear Designer. She is a graduate of Central St Martin’s, where she studied Jewellery Design. The British Fashion Council added Natasha Zinko to the official London Fashion Week Calendar, in June 2015.

The free-spirited, conceptual Ready-to-Wear collections honour the codes of the finest craftsmanship and are created entirely in her London atelier. Playful use of colour, volume and proportions is key. Zinko’s talent for highlighting the female form in whimsical unexpected ways sees boldly sculptural pieces executed in luxurious fabrics. We cannot wait to see what Natasha will bring to the catwalk this season.

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