If the maelstrom of Brexit is paralyzing British government—and it certainly has—the collective reaction of fashion designers has been to find the fortitude, flair, and frivolity to rise above it. On the last day of fashion week, Richard Quinn pretty much summed up the London zeitgeist when he named his extravagantly beaded operatically-shaped ode to haute couture “Fearless Glamour.”
Concentrating out-and-out creativity and coherence, with a flourish of doom-busting frivolity, proved a good plan for many. Grand, voluminous evening-wear became a big thing at Erdem and Roksanda, and in his own wonky, witchy way, at Matty Bovan, too. Simone Rocha’s gilded sequined dresses glinted at the heart of a moving show, which addressed all ages and shapes of womankind.