Over the course of three decades, London Fashion Week has incubated some of the industry’s finest – including Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Giles Deacon and Luella Bartley.
Today, it continues in that tradition, acting as a launching-pad for designers to gain global recognition for their designs. It is also attracting established names: Tom Ford and Burberry Prorsum are two of the big-league designer names that now rub shoulders with the exciting upstarts who have informed and inflamed the capital’s creative spirit since the week’s official inception in 1984.
In celebration of the start of a fourth fashionable decade, The Independent chose to feature a clutch of London Fashion Week’s youthful generation of leading lights – from the new establishment of Christopher Kane and Mary Katrantzou, through to up-and-comers Marques’Almeida and Ryan Lo.
Photographed by Felix Cooper and styled by Anders Sølvsten Thomsen on a cultural cross-section of the capital’s youth, this is a timely round of applause for the fresh energy and impact of London’s new designer best…
London Fashion Week's leading lights