London Fashion Week just wrapped, and there’s something special about the designers that show across the pond. There’s an effortless coolness to the style there, and we can’t help but covet the pieces we saw.
Christopher Kane creating an unabashedly sensual collection for Fall 2015. From the overt embroidered dresses to the more subtle uses of striking color in unexpected places, this collection was daring indeed.
Burberry Prorsum’s Fall offering channeled the bohemian 1970s with ample use of suede, fringe, and florals.
The designs at Peter Pilotto were inspired by an unlikely source: board games. Each element of the board game, from the playing path to the pieces, were captured in the garments.
Topshop Unique’s collection this season featured pieces were cool, casual, and, most notably, easily wearable. A sweet dandelion printed blouse could be paired with a colored leather mini for a look that can be worn effortlessly by style stars and the rest of the fashionable population.
At the Emilia Wickstead show the looks didn’t steer too far away from what the designer is famous for: elegant design with modest yet modern cuts. We’re sure to see the British elite wearing the soft pastel pieces from Emilia Wickstead this fall.
According to J.W. Anderson, the 1980s are the next big thing. Bold circular belt buckles, slouched boots in bright colors and ruffled outerwear made waves in a 1970s dominated seaon.
This week fashion insiders hopped across the pond for London Fashion Week. Check out some of the highlights of the week and let us know which shows YOU preferred.Using colors you’d expect to see in a fall collection, Christopher Kane’s spring pieces were washed in blacks and burgundies and were darker than most of the looks we’ve seen this season.
Burberry Prorsum is known for its classic prints and patterns, and the their iconic tartan is almost as well-known as the London Eye in England. This season they strayed from their beloved neutrals, and really saturated their pieces in bright colors!
The looks at Tom Ford were as sleek as an oil slick. Many of the pieces featured shimmering dark holographic prints, imbuing some fun into the decidedly cool collection.
Marchesa went light and airy with a bohemian collection that feature lots of delicate floral appliques that seemed to be growing out of wispy tulle dresses.
Fashion week this year was amazing, even though I say that everytime, I really mean it this time. Spring 2012 still has beautiful bright neons in its future! There will still be full skirts with beautiful tops, ikat patterns, lace, fringe and suprisingly nailheads. Scroll down to view highlights from New York and London Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Week! Paris and Milan to come.
New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012
London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012
Burberry’s Fall collection was named after the proto-supermodel Jean Shrimpton, based around her look in the early sixties. The collection was just beautiful with its bold colors, tulip-skirted dresses, mod sweaters and pants. But Burberry’s real success was the coats, the beautiful trim coats in various colors, textures and hints of mink, fur, closures and buttons. Mathew Williamson’s collection was inspired by Francisco Infante-Arana, the Russian artist. The collection had an array of bright colors, and interesting patterns, fringe, beading and fur trim details. Antonio Berardi’s collection was full of stacked pleats bullion beaded sleeves, hints of lace, beautifully made beaded dresses on sheer fabric, and my favorite cashmere coat with a fox top and a trim of sheared mink, just gorgeous. Sass & Bide Fall collection was based around different cultures and different textures, an urban warrior like woman. The collection included rich and electric shades of magenta, fuchsia, coral and tie-dye colors. My favorite piece was the yellow coat with hints of beading. Roksanda Ilincic’s Fall collection was in inspired by exotic birds, which makes sense that she would use bright vivid colors. The collection included wool tunics, tuxedo-striped trousers, and satin gowns. Some of my favorite looks was the separate tops and skirts pulled together by a contrast ribbon belt.
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Sass & Bide