London Fashion Week has been alive with the sound of seriously sassy street style. So we went down to meet the style stars making wardrobe waves on and off the runway in our street style video and ultimately ask “is London Fashion Week diverse enough?”
Charli Howard: “We should see more curves on the runway! It’s 2018!”
“I am usually a bit of a ‘get your boobs out girl’ but I am trying to be a little more, you know, sophisticated,” Charli Howard, the model-turned-author-turned-activist-turned-allo-round-Queen, tells me as she proudly shows off her Mango grey suit. But whilst runways are taking a step in the right direction in terms of truly representing the world we live in, Charli thinks there is more that needs to be done, “I feel that London Fashion Week hasn’t been as diverse as New York Fashion Week has been. I think New York Fashion week was about different body shapes and here it feels like the same white, skinny girl over and over again and that’s a bit disappointing.”
Charli continues, “I just think we should see more curves on the runway – it doesn’t make you less fashionable because you have boobs and a bum! Get with the programme! It’s 2018, babe!” We couldn’t agree more, Charli.
Alanna Arrington: “If my face isn’t ready, my ass is!”
Alanna Arrington has an energy that is comparable to a comet from outer space. Bursting with energy following one of her show-stopping runway appearances during fashion month, the Victoria’s Secret angel exclaimed, “people catch you from every angle around here – if my face isn’t ready, my ass is!” She then proudly proceeds to swing herself around to reveal the word ‘denim’ emblazoned on her bum. Off-White at its finest.
But how can we be extra like Alanna, I wonder? “You have got to do whatever you want with that – that’s everyone’s special bit of taste. I always say you can wear a trash bag and you can wear it well, who cares?” And how she would slay that trash bag!
Zawe Ashton: “You see these girls who are so much closer to you than you were ever used to seeing at fashion week. You sort of want to go, ‘I am here for you girl!”
Whilst keeping sleek whilst keeping it chic, straight after the Roland Mouret show at London Fashion Week the actress come girl crush come woke woman 2018, Zawe Ashton revealed how the increased diversity on the runway is having such a positive effect, personally. “I get such an amazing feeling in my stomach. You see these girls who are so much closer to you than you were ever used to seeing at fashion week. You sort of want to go, ‘I am here for you girl!’
Please, please, please, let’s keep it moving forward.” Just. Yes. Zawe.
Watch the video above for more from the street style stars, including some banging Autumn/Winter styling tips.