London Fashion was primarily known as major contributors to the Punk and Grunge trend in the 1970/80s. Main players such as Vivienne Westwood empowered teens and young adults to dress in a way that was 'anti-fashion', and 'anti-glamour', pushing the boundries of what the fashion world considered fashionable. With such bands as the Ramones and The New York Dolls influencing the youth, women were encouraged to dress in a way that was adrogynous and similar to their male peers. The best thing about this look was that it was accessable; shops such as SEX were stocking cheap, Punk/Grunge inspired layers, such as slogan t-shirts, doc martins, leather jackets and tight jeans for cheap prices. This era was about rebellion, and was a landmark point for the rising independance of young British citizens.
With the beginning of London Fashion Week, we can see that this look is still apparent in the time of the recession. With lack of funding for most of the youth (i.e- me!), we can see more and more reliance on the 'anti-fashion' trend to express ourselves in what has now become 'fashionable'. Leather jackets and lace up boots are key items that contribute to this look, aswell as oversized layers and skinny jeans.