Fashion doesn't exist in a vacuum, and one of our favourite aspects of London Fashion Week is reading between the lines at shows and presentations to discover the cultural references that have inspired designers' collections. Something as small as a song lyric or a chance meeting, or as big as an art movement or female archetype can ignite the first sparks of a designer's creativity, leading to the pieces we see on the catwalk during fashion week.
Me, Paris, & The £75K Dress
"You can touch it," I was told, as I ran my fingers across the metallic scales of an evening jacket worth five figures. Yuck, I thought. My hands are