London Fashion Week S/S 2018 womenswear editor’s picks

London Fashion Week S/S 2018 womenswear editor’s picks

Roberts Wood: Katie Roberts-Wood presented a collection of light cotton, silk and denim garments featuring the designer’s signature ruched details. For Dover Street Market London the designer created a suspended installation of translucent cut-away panels that allowed visitors to get a better view – and understanding – of the hand-linked, non-stitched technique that Roberts-Wood uses. Photography: Amanda Camenisch

Rejina Pyo: No stranger to the fashion press, the designer held her debut show at The Light in Euston, a minimalist events space with a splendid dome ceiling and rows of tiered wooden benches. Her nipped-in dresses with voluminous skirts have been a signature of street style starts for a couple of seasons. Pyo, who founded her brand in 2014, unveiled a collection of ruched smocks, corseted dresses, baggy silk tailoring and smart two pieces embellished with buttons made from semi precious stones. The burnt and organic tones of this feminine collection will certainly earn Pyo even more fans next season.

Awake: Since founding her brand in 2013, Awake’s Natalia Alaverdian has become known for her unusual and exaggerated shapes, as well as offbeat motifs (think Pokémon and oversized rabbit heads). For her highly anticipated runway show during London Fashion Week, Alaverdian unleashed deconstructed tailoring, crisp draped dresses and oversized outerwear. There were puffy sleeved trench coats, skirts that resembled a shirt tied back to front around the waist, and belts which looked like two hands cinching the waist, which riffed on the surrealism of Maison Martin Margiela.