London’s runways are typically a launch pad for newbies. In seasons past, Kirsi Pyrhonen, Julia Nobis, and Tati Cotliar all made their catwalk breakthrough via the Big Smoke’s innovative shows. This season proved to be another story.
New Jersey’s Kirby Kenny had a strong showing, opening for Erdem and House of Holland and closing for Sass & Bide. Runway fixture Lisanne de Jong hit it big this week when she opened for Burberry, while Burberry Beauty face Nina Porter closed out the show in the most memorable way possible. Good ol’ Aggy opened for Giles, but it was the show’s closer, the legendary 71-year-old Veruschka von Lehndorff, who takes the crown. Giles Deacon has a habit of dragging out some of fashion’s most iconic faces for his shows, but booking Veruschka was easily his most impressive casting coup to date. See all of London’s top openers and closers in the slideshow ahead.