London Fashion Week rolls around every year as a celebration of the best and most exciting British fashion. With shows from iconoclasts and fresh graduates alike, the packed five days has the potential to create classics, launching careers and elevating new pieces to must-have status. It’s a time for the creative industries to come together and celebrate the best of British fashion as the fashion crowd flock to fawn over their heroes. In time for the busy weekend, we’re highlighting some of the most iconic British brands that are still beloved and making waves today.
Aspinal of London
As suggested by the name, Aspinal is a British institution. Epitomising classic, clean London chic, Aspinal bags are glamorous yet practical just like the capital’s women. It’s no surprise that the brand is a permanent addition to the arms of royalty as Kate Middleton is a firm fan of the brand. In fact, a doll of the princess even came with a tiny toy Mayfair, a go-to bag that Kate’s regularly seen carrying in taupe or black. Whether it’s on the arm of actual royalty, pop royalty like Taylor Swift or fashion royalty like Olivia Palermo; we swoon. With an ever-expanding range that now includes men’s bags too, Aspinal perfectly between fashion and style, merging trends with timeless shapes. Take the mini trunk bag, for example, the brand’s take on the classic vintage suitcase is now updated to include all our favourite trends from snake-print to bold colours to total, shiny extravagance courtesy of the absolutely dreamy crystal bag. The epitome of lux, Aspinal bags are regal yet risk-taking, making them distinctly British.