London Fashion Week is in full swing, with big-name designers like Victoria Beckham and Burberry presenting their fall ’19 collections.
Some of the designs that went down the runway 10 years ago feel surprisingly relevant today.
At Peter Pilotto’s fall ’09 show, models stepped out in minidresses teamed with edgy thigh-high boots. The boots were slouchy and featured slim stiletto heels.
While the show was a full decade ago, the minidress/thigh-high pairing seems very of the moment — one wouldn’t be surprised to see similar ensembles at the Celine or Saint Laurent shows come Paris Fashion Week.
Pam Hogg sent “It” girls Liberty Ross and Alice Dellal down the catwalk in shiny catsuits with plunging necklines and black booties. The futuristic looked were completed with mussed hair.
Christopher Kane’s show also featured more modern looks, with models coming out in dresses with geometric prints and strappy sandals.
House of Holland’s models wore outfits that feel less relevant today. They stepped out in monochrome looks that resembled color-blocked paint samples, teamed with strappy pumps in the same shade.
Another factor separating LFW 10 years ago from today? Kanye West.
The rapper-turned-Yeezy-designer had front row seats for several of the biggest events, appearing in a cardigan, gray trousers and a bow-tie. These days, West prefers to rock his own designs — and if he does manage to make it out for Fashion Week, it’s probably to cheer on pals like Virgil Abloh.
Click through the gallery to see more images from London Fashion Week in 2009.
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