The Nicholas Kirkwood Spring Summer 2019 show in London appears the apocalypse is now ! Nicholas Kirkwood certainly tapped into this mood for his first London Fashion show this season (having shown in Paris for several seasons), putting on a monster production that reverted us to Orwellian times. The “hacker” was his inspiration, specifically “a group of hacker activists rebelling against a government-enforced regime of banality and fashion monotony.

Fashion, of course, like any industry, will be hit when the toll of Brexit takes place. It was an apt theme, then, if not maybe rather worryingly too real. “The hacker’s environment, devoid of creativity and individuality,” read the show notes.