Best shows from LFW SS18 Day 2: J.W.Anderson, Molly Goddard, House of Holland and Burberry

Best shows from LFW SS18 Day 2: J.W.Anderson, Molly Goddard, House of Holland and Burberry

London Fashion Week

Text: Weiqi Yap

J.W.Anderson brings peace and Molly Goddard grows up

The collection: Stripping down his pastiche of influences, this season Jonathan Anderson was committed to bringing some tranquility amidst our current chaotic climate — environmental and political. From elevated peasant tops to string-tied waistlines, Anderson seemed to favour a more pastoral approach to his usual overload of visual references. Even his choice of textiles took the natural route — think washed out linens, nappa leather and marled yarn. 

Favourite look: The variegated stripe number in two complementing colorways (look 17). Instant street style favourite.

Something you might have missed: Every aspect of the show was a result of meticulous curation, right down to the flooring, which was an artwork woven by artist Anne Low for Anderson's recent Disobedient Bodies exhibition at the Hepworth Wakefield. 

The collection: Trust Molly Goddard to bring simultaneously childlike and grownup charm to the runway. This season saw Goddard's muses traipsing down the catwalk in a tipsy stupor, adding a level of maturity to her cheeky tulle numbers. If last season was the fancy 10-course dinner, this collection was the boozy after-party. Gone are her confectionary shades of pinks and blues, this season saw a much more desaturated palette of blacks, whites, salmon and marigold. 

Buro loves: The offering of glitter this season. There have been multiple spottings and we are more than ready to bring on the sparkle come holiday season.  

I spy: Brit It-girl Alexa Chung in the front row.

Our review will be posted shortly. Browse the collection in the gallery below.

Our review will be posted shortly. Browse the collection in the gallery below.

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