Dark Style Roundup LFW AW16 DAY 1

February 20, 2016

Fashion | by James Joseph

With the NYC Goth revolution spreading to London, this may be the longest LFW Day 1 roundup we’ve ever picked! So lets begin for LFW AW16.

daks aw16 at london fashion week

The black velvet invite of Daks had already hinted at a possible dark, gothic influenced vibe. We were not disappointed when one of the best refined dark inspired collections graced the runway. Not one of the looks would feel out of place in a classic film noir movie. We liked it so much, we are doing a rarity; a full show report on the AW16 Daks collection.

le kilt aw16 collection

Le Kilt
We have a serious soft sport for Le Kilt, every season we look forwards to the juxtaposition between innocence and attitude. The brand once again gave us an exciting, refined, yet rebellious collection. The AW16 presentation felt like ‘The Craft’ and ‘Gingersnaps’ had somehow merged together in a present day English boarding school. The casting also had to be noted as one of the highlight castings of the week so far.

Paul Costelloe Autumn Winter 16

Paul Costelloe
It was by this stage that we knew the infectious gothic takeover of NYFW had spread to London. With Paul Costelloe producing an uncharacteristically daring, dark collection for AW16. But we absolutely loved the change of direction. From leather suspenders keeping up thigh high socks, to chiffon and thick leather gloves. It was a decadent dark showcase that made us stand to attention.

Charlotte Olympia
Charlotte Olympia has always stuck to presentations, and we saw her first show this season. With the collection “The girl who fell to earth”. Metallics, alien inspiration and the fun yet sexy aesthetic that is signature to her, were all showcased. Even Alice Dellal supported her sister by walking the runway.

Pam Hogg
Pam Hogg’s AW16 collection yet again stuck to her formula and signature. It was another solid, concise and fun Pam Hogg collection. The black PVC catching our eye specifically