A Guide to Haut Couture and Emerging Designers in London

London is one of the world’s foremost fashion capitals. An incubator of cutting-edge style this city is a preferred venue for celebrity fashion weeks. London is celebrated for its tradition in handmade luxury, emblematic design houses, and innovative creators. Although widely renowned for such public achievements, the London fashion industry is a rather sealed-off world. Therefore, insider knowledge is highly useful when trying to gain access to this haut-couture haven. For fashion-lovers looking to stay on top of the latest industry developments, a list of this year’s hot new names and trends follows.   

London’s 2017 Emerging Designers:

  1. A.V. Robertson–

    The London educated designer, Amie Victoria Robertson, launched her first womenswear collection in 2015. It signified the brand’s trademark aesthetic, combining contemporary embellishment with casual, modern silhouettes. A.V. Robertson specializes in embellished womenswear and accessories.  

  2. Alice Archer–

    Alice Archer’s ready-to-wear collections feature specialist techniques combining embroidery and print. Her pieces are made in Como, Italy using materials and manufacturers of exceptional quality. She has a growing reputation as one of London’s most exciting and talented designers. 

  3. Sadie Williams–

    London born designer Sadie Williams creates modern textile driven fashion, juxtaposing whimsical colors and embellishments with careful crafting. Before creating her own collection, she worked for designers including Marc Jacobs, J W Anderson and Katie Hillier.

  4. Molly Goddard–

    Molly Goddard specializes in traditional hand-craft techniques, which serves to create clothes that are both delicate and fragile. The character she designs for conflicts with this technical beauty, and brings a clumsy but charming awkwardness to her silhouettes and fabric combinations. Her work touches upon themes of nostalgia and coming of age.

  5. Paula Knorr–

    Originally from Frankfurt, Paula Knorr lives and works in London. Through her collections she explores her of understanding womanhood, carefully selecting moments of female confidence and power to begin her design process. Her pieces are a collage of attributes, which create an intense and powerful picture of femininity. 

The Best of Luxury Ready-to-Wear Brands:

  1. Chanel Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear

    Chanel S/S17

  2. Dior Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear
     Dior S/S17
  3. Louis Vuitton Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear

    Louis Vuitton S/S17

  4. Valentino Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear

    Valentino S/S17

  5. Saint Laurent Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear

    YSL S/S17