In case you’re not aware, Milan Fashion Week just ended. Ripped jeans? Mini-skirts? Old news. The very nature of the bi-annual fashion week circus means that, in the immortal words of Heidi Klum, ‘one day you're in and the next you're out’. To keep you on top of what’s hot and what’s certainly not, here is your guide to London Fashion Week’s biggest news.
In the time it takes a model to walk a runway, Egyptian-born, Sudanese model Anok Yai made history. How? She opened Prada's womenswear show. Doesn't sound like history-making to you? Well, it was the first time a woman of colour has done this since 1997 (when it was Naomi Campbell's turn). A smalls step for Yai, a large leap for MFW's diversity.
It's not just the fashion's that were looking to the future at Dolce & Gabbana's AW18 show, but their choice of models too. Reneging on the regular catwalk format, the Italian label sent a slew of drones carrying their latest handbags down the runway. Talk about geek chic.
Versace's autumn winter 18 show was like, totally Cher Horowitz-inspired. Think yellow tartan skirt suits, knee-high sock and quilts. Donatella excelled herself with a collection teaming with '80s references and spectacular accessories - like button-laden berets, chunky gold jewellery and football scarves. Job well done.
It's a 'no' to the '90s and all things that entails - minimalism, grunge and squeaky clean pop stars - from Milan Fashion Week. Eschewing the decade that until now provided untold inspiration, designers like Versace to Marni looked to the '80s for their sartorial touchstones.
It's funny thing that's happening right now: one of the biggest trends predicted for spring is being wholesale rejected. On the runways of Chanel, Balenciaga and Valentino, it looked like plastic was going to replace florals this season. However, a scour of MFW attendees and you'll see no one is wearing it. Weird right. Or, maybe everyone took David Attenborough's 'Blue Planet' to heart.
RIP Gigi Hadid's Tommy Hilfiger collaboration. This season marked the final time this powerhouse model and the American label came together for a see-now-buy-now collection.