LONDON (AP) — Styles fans in high heels, skinny jeans and dragon-themed jackets have descended on London with Friday’s start of Fashion Week. The opening of London Fashion Week was marked by protests — fashion doesn’t pay enough attention to climate change, the activists said — and warnings that Brexit poses a threat to the industry. But by afternoon the focus was on the champagne and the clothes with the first of five days of shows that will include big names like Burberry, Victoria Beckham and Christopher Kane. One of the main events will be a Fashion for Relief show hosted by model Naomi Campbell. There were catwalk shows by Bora Aksu, Roberta Einer and other luminaries and collection presentations Friday as the extravaganza kicked off. ___ MARTA JAKUBOWSKI A London-based designer who is gaining prominence on the fashion scene, Jakubowski, born in Poland and raised in Germany, has brought her minimalist aesthetic to the runways of the British capital. She said her spring and summer 2020 collection was inspired in part by film star Marlene Dietrich and seeks to combine the codes of power dressing from various eras. The designs were asymmetric and relied heavily on a light color… Read full this story
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