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London Fashion Week – which islandistas are ruling the runways?

One thing is always certain with London Fashion Week – they like who they like and they do what they like.

While each of the fashion weeks have their own character, London has always struck us as being the most distinctive of all. From the defiantly high-low mix of fashion, to their quirky, designers, their own version of front row ‘celebrities’, to the models they love, London does it its own way.

In past seasons, it was Jeneil Williams who was hardly seen at NYFW but got lots of London love across the pond.

So who is London loving this season?

Saint International’s Kai Newman for one. Though to be honest, we should just call this girl Raymond because everybody’s loving her!

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Burberry
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Kai at Christopher Kane
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On the Peter Pilotto catwalk.
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Walking for Richard Nicoll.

We’ve spotted her on a ton of catwalks thus far, including the high profile Burberry show and other strong shows like Peter Pilotto and Brit favourite Christopher Kane.

Hometown girls Jourdan Dunn and Leomie Anderson have also been booking some key shows that showed a definite leaning towards great British designing talent. Leomie modelled for Vivienne Westwood Red Label and Temperley London while Jourdan appeared on the catwalk for Top Shop, Burberry and Giles Deacon.

Leomie Anderson modelled for Vivienne Westwood Red Label.
Leomie Anderson modelled for Vivienne Westwood Red Label.
Leomie Anderson walked for Temperley London.
Leomie Anderson walked for Temperley London.
Top model Jourdan Dunn on the Top Shop catwalk.
Top model Jourdan Dunn on the Top Shop catwalk.
And walking for Giles Deacon.
And walking for Giles Deacon.
Jourdan Dunn on the Burberry catwalk.
Jourdan Dunn on the Burberry catwalk.

Canadian model Kayla Clarke (whose parents hail from Guyana and Jamaica!) has also been seen quite a bit, modelling for Sister by Sibling, Holly Fulton and in Lucas Nascimento’s fabulous return to LFW.

Canadian model Kayla Clarke, whose parents hail from the Caribbean, has walked for Holly Fulton and others.
Canadian model Kayla Clarke, whose parents hail from the Caribbean, has walked for Holly Fulton and others.

And last but not least, the Dominican Republic’s latest hot fashion face, the teenaged Ysaunny Britto has also been seen on the catwalks and for a relative newcomer, has appeared in some good shows, including Burberry and Giles Deacon.

Ysaunny Brito has been on a tear since winning the Elite Model Look contest in D.R. and this good form continued in London Fashion Week, as she walked blue chip shows like Burberry.
Ysaunny Brito has been on a tear since winning the Elite Model Look contest in D.R. and this good form continued in London Fashion Week, as she walked blue chip shows like Burberry.

By Me

island ~ ista
From Latin -ista via Portuguese -ista
one who follows a principle; an adept.

As an islandista I live, embody, exude the spirit of the Caribbean islands.

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