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Julien Macdonald Presents His Spring/Summer 2018 Collection At The London Fashion Week

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The 2017 London Fashion Week took place between the 15th and 19th of September and one of the events that caught the eye was Julien Macdonald’s stunning showcase. On Monday night (September 18th), the former Givenchy chief designer filled the front row with star-studded attendees at the famed Bankside Vaults nightclub, desperate to see his Spring/Summer 2018 collection.

Led by Canadian vitiligo queen Winnie Harlow, the catwalk parade included Alessandra Ambrosio and Martha Hunt who presented outfits, many of which looked like they were designed to be worn without underwear.

Leader of the pack: Winnie Harlow lead the way for a star-studded runway on Monday night, at the Julien Macdonald show during London Fashion Week

Winnie Harlow lead the way for a star-studded runway on the Julien Macdonald show during London Fashion Week last Monday

Toronto-born Winnie was dressed in a tiny tutu dress paired with only black panties and barely-visible perspex heels. She was joined by Hailey Baldwin, the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin, as well as top Victoria’s Secret models Ambrosio and Hunt.

Little to the imagination: Winnie joined Martha Hunt (centre) and Alessandra Ambrosio (right) in a racy runway

Little to the imagination: Winnie joined Martha Hunt (centre) and Alessandra Ambrosio (right) in a racy runway

Little to the imagination: Winnie joined Martha Hunt (centre) and Alessandra Ambrosio (right) in a racy runway

Winnie Harlow with Martha Hunt (center) and Alessandra Ambrosio (right) at the end of the show

Congratulations: Julien was brought out to a standing ovation at Bankside Vaults

Designer Julien Macdonald was given a standing ovation

Hands in the air: Julien was surrounded by the best models in the business, including Alessandra Ambrosio (right)

Macdonald, surrounded by the top models at Bankside Vaults nightclub

Walk on: Wearing barely anything, Winnie made quite the runway strut in her black heels

Winnie Harlow strutting her stuff on the runway

Going for it: Party girl Winnie threw her hands in the air to celebrate the end of the show

Going for it: Party girl Winnie threw her hands in the air to celebrate the end of the show

Going for it: Party girl Winnie threw her hands in the air to celebrate the end of the show

The Canadian celebrating at the end of the show

Alessandra Ambrosio, 36, walked out in a blue very low-cut bodice with just a sarong style sheer fabric draped over the front. Dazzling in the beautiful CÎROC luxury vodka-inspired dress, the mother-of-two demonstrated why she’s so highly in demand when it comes to modeling lingerie. Speaking after the event, Ambrosio said: “What an incredible way to finale the wonderful week of celebrations in London! I was happy when Julien Macdonald designed this dress for me – especially one that is perfect for celebratory occasions! Wearing the CÎROC Utopia dress on tonight’s catwalk was an amazing occasion and definitely one of great on arrival moments to date!”

Meanwhile, Martha Hunt modeled two outfits: one a simple silver mesh and another featuring an exquisite drop hem that followed behind her like a glamorous cape.

Working it: The models stood in formation, following a noteworthy show in London

The models standing in formation after the show in London

Top model: Alessandra dazzled in a blue number, which flashed through to a high-cut bodysuit underneath

Top model: Alessandra dazzled in a blue number, which flashed through to a high-cut bodysuit underneath

Top model: Alessandra dazzled in a blue number, which flashed through to a high-cut bodysuit underneath

Alessandra Ambrosio modeling the CÎROC Utopia dress

Scantily-clad: Hailey Baldwin wore two variations on a very minimal black ensemble with peep toe boots

Hailey Baldwin wore two variations on a very minimal black ensemble with peep toe boots

Scantily-clad: Hailey Baldwin wore two variations on a very minimal black ensemble with peep toe boots

The “parallel universe” concept of Julien Macdonald’s cutting-edge Spring/Summer ’18 designs features spring-like brights of green and cobalt while playing on the theme of lingerie – both drawing attention to its presence and absence.

The new collection juxtaposes the Welsh-born designer’s iconic, signature silhouettes with a futuristic, streamlined glamour. According to the DailyMail, “high-voltage, form-fitting pieces in molten shades of gold, silver, black and pewter intersperse with flashes of scarlet, ombre sapphire blue and yellow, transporting guests to a modern Utopia”.

Inspired by Macdonald’s visit to the Amazonian rainforest inspired the nocturnal foliage motifs appear on flowing silk chiffon. At the end of the stunning show in the heart of London, the designer was brought out with a standing ovation from the crowd as the models gathered around him and ribbon foil fell from the ceiling.

Standing tall: The beautiful blonde bombshell owned the catwalk in a second, green ensemble

Standing tall: The beautiful blonde bombshell owned the catwalk in a second, green ensemble

Standing tall: The beautiful blonde bombshell owned the catwalk in a second, green ensemble

Some of the outfits were inspired by Macdonald’s visit to the Amazonian rainforest

Leggy looks: The looks were feverishly daring and designed to be worn without lingerie in some cases

Leggy looks: The looks were feverishly daring and designed to be worn without lingerie in some cases

Macdonald was dressed in all black in order not to detract from the new collection being presented, but according to the Mail “looked proud to be presenting yet another eponymous collection”.

Front row guests included Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden, TV and radio presenter Lisa Snowdon, Australian fashion designer Storm Keating as well as British actress Sheridan Smith.

Holden brought her lookalike 11-year-old daughter Lexi along for the exciting experience, saying: “Julien knows how to show off our best bits. My daughter is interested in modeling and fashion and stuff so she’s here with me.”

Having a ball: Amanda Holden and daughter Lexi shared the star-studded front row with Ronan Keating (right) and his wife Storm on the FROW

Mother-daughter duo: Amanda was joined by her younger daughter Lexi, 11, at the bash - who bore a striking resemblance to her glamorous mother with the same flowing locks

Mother-daughter duo: Amanda was joined by her younger daughter Lexi, 11, at the bash - who bore a striking resemblance to her glamorous mother with the same flowing locks

Amanda Holden with her daughter Lexi, who is also interested in modeling and fashion

Going for gold! Model Lisa Snowdon, 45, was truly stunning in a slinky midi frock, which hugged her show-stopping curves from head to toe with its gold chain-mail material, embellished with dazzling metallic jewels all over

Going for gold! Model Lisa Snowdon, 45, was truly stunning in a slinky midi frock, which hugged her show-stopping curves from head to toe with its gold chain-mail material, embellished with dazzling metallic jewels all over

Model Lisa Snowdon, 45, in a slinky midi frock in gold chain-mail material, embellished with dazzling metallic jewels

Going for gold! Model Lisa Snowdon, 45, was truly stunning in a slinky midi frock, which hugged her show-stopping curves from head to toe with its gold chain-mail material, embellished with dazzling metallic jewels all over

Julien Macdonald said: “My SS18 collection has been designed with elegant, strong and body confident women and men in mind and showcases looks that are inspired by a modern Utopia and my recent trips to the Amazonian rainforest. This season, I wanted to provide the ultimate balance between my signature high-octane red carpet wear and the sense of entering a new world.”

“I have given my second-skin, highly embellished pieces a stronger, sportier edge. Alessandra Ambrosio and CÎROC are the perfect partners to collaborate with for London Fashion Week as she embodies the powerful, independent women I dress and CÎROC represents the luxury lifestyle we all aspire to. I designed the CÎROC Utopia dress, featuring the brand’s signature ombré sapphire blue, to capture CÎROC’s energy and ‘On Arrival’ campaign,” the 46-year-old explained.

Suits you, Rachel! Stevens made a striking appearance in a smart caramel coloured jacket which featured gorgeous glittery buttons at the LFW show

Singer-songwriter Rachel Stevens wore a smart caramel-colored jacket featuring gorgeous glittery buttons

Youthful: The S Club 7 singer, 39, accentuated her features with deftly touches of make-up

The S Club 7 singer, 39, accentuated her features with deftly touches of make-up

How to accessorise: The chart topper toted a PVC bag which featured a series of tassels along the side of the bag

She also wore a PVC bag which featured a series of tassels along the side

Step up: She sashayed through the venue in pointed sky-high stilettos for the occasion

Completing the outfit was a pair of sky-high stilettos

Stunner: Caprice, 45, got pulses racing when she showed off her cleavage in the daring neckline of her latex dress

American television personality Caprice Bourret wore a latex dress with a daring neckline

Standing tall: The London-based beauty was the picture of confidence when she sashayed through the venue in killer sky-high heels

Standing tall: The London-based beauty was the picture of confidence when she sashayed through the venue in killer sky-high heels

The 45-year-old Californian looked stunning in sky-high heels

Dressed to impress: The Californian native oozed sex appeal as she slipped her envy-inducing curves into the slinky PVC frock

Youthful: Age-defying Caprice showed her beauty had stood the test of time, accentuating her youthful features with dramatic eye make-up and a slick of scarlet lipstick

In good company: She joined Lisa Snowdon, Lilah Parson and Sarah-Jane Crawford in the front row at the show

Bourret joined Lisa Snowdon, Lilah Parson and Sarah-Jane Crawford in the front row at the show

Model moment: Lisa Snowdon showed off her sartorial flair as she made a dazzling appearance

Radio host Lisa Snowdon made a dazzling appearance

Golden goddess: The brunette beauty, 45, showed off her hourglass curves in a stunning gold semi-sheer dress, with metallic sequins running down the arms, bust and hips of the dress

Golden goddess: The brunette beauty, 45, showed off her hourglass curves in a stunning gold semi-sheer dress, with metallic sequins running down the arms, bust and hips of the dress

The 45-year-old wore a stunning gold semi-sheer dress with metallic sequins running down the arms, bust and hips

Glowing: The star's sparkling peepers were enhanced with metallic eyeshadow, feline flicks of liner and and fluttery lashes

The brunette’s looks were enhanced with metallic eyeshadow, flicks of liner and fluttery lashes

It's all relative! Amanda and her daughter Lexi dressed in similar ensembles to show off their similarities

Amanda and her lookalike daughter Lexi dressed in similar outfits

What a pair: The mother and daughter posed up a storm at the London Fashion Week event

Protective: Amanda wrapped her arm around Lexi's waist as they proved inseparable at the event

Mother like daughter! The pair both let their golden locks down and opted for black boots for the occasion

Mother like daughter! The pair both let their golden locks down and opted for black boots for the occasion

Must be love: Amanda affectionately cupped her daughter's petal-shaped face showing how close they are

Cosy up! The mother and daughter happily joined the loved-up married couple Ronan and Storm at the front row

The mother and daughter happily joined Irish singer Ronan Keating and his wife Storm in the front row

How to accessorise: Lexi showed she has picked up a few style tips from her mother as she toted a scarlet handbag which contrasted with her black ensemble for an edgy effect

Posing up a Storm! Tallia, 18, went braless in the plunging blouse when she attended the Julien Mcdonald's show for London Fashion Week on Monday

Scottish Singer Tallia went braless in a plunging blouse

Completing the look: Brooklyn Beckham's rumoured flame put the theatrics into her racy ensemble as she slipped her phenomenal figure into a pair of form-fitting flares

Brooklyn Beckham’s rumored love interest slipped her phenomenal figure into a pair of form-fitting flares and high stilleto shoes

She's gorgeous: The stunner wore her trademark golden locks in beachy waves which kissed the edges of her face in a cropped style

The 18-year-old wore her trademark golden locks in beachy waves in a cropped style

Added height: Tallia showcased her pointed sky-high stilettos which added to her height

Life in the front row: She was in the good company of Sarah Jane Crawford at the star-studded event

She was in the good company of radio and television presenter Sarah-Jane Crawford in the front row

Source: dailymail

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