A strong mood of functionalism marked the first shows at London Fashion Week this morning
Betty Jackson was in what she called ‘workwear’ mode, with military-look jackets with ‘battle-dress’ pockets; baggy, drop-crotch trousers; and oversized T-shirts and tops, accessorized with chunky clogs, stack-heel booties and sling-back brogues.
Peasant scarves added to the workaday feel. Lightweight denim was used for long, over-shirts and loose tunics, worn with skinny jeans, or, conversely, black leather crop-tops, with long, ovoid-shaped skirts. Leather bra-bodices were fastened over printed shirts.