A little bit late, but still I’m trying to keep up with long hours at work and provide you with some fashion news worth sharing. As usual, modernism and more “edgy” looks were expected from London fashion week, and that’s what designers delivered:
1. Antonio Berardi: in my opinion the most wearable and chic collection in London, that’s what every working woman would love to look like! With grey, blue-green, red, black feminine looks he stole my heart once more! I loved the flared bottom of the skirts and dresses, the strict lines, the “loose” sleeves and the exquisite tailoring.
2. Burberry Prorsum: Earth, neutral tones, burgundy and red, stripes, animal prints: Yet another interesting collection from the Burberry team, who knows how to reinvent their basic pieces every single season in the best possible way! Highlight of the show: the skirts (transparent or with the glossy ending, they were all masterpieces!)
3. Christopher Kane: I loved his interpretation of the military trend, such inspired pieces! Dresses put together with real craftsmanship, applique flowers decorating the runway, blue (and burgundy) velvet, and some exquisite beading concluded in one of the most interesting shows of the LFW.
4. Erdem: Amazing floral prints, as always, transparencies (over the actual clothes, even better?), feminine silhouettes. Highlight: zips at the front of the dresses.
5. House of Holland: Color, color, color! Loved the psychedelic prints, the fuchsia pieces, their blue monochrome outfits and the general “air” of their collection, which was so relaxed and fresh. See those pom-poms on the cardigan and the skirt!
6. Jonathan Saunders: structure, belts around the waste, interesting colors (orange wil still be a hit in Winter), a great, feminine collection, accentuating the waste
7. Marios Schwab: one of my favorite interpretations of the cape trend, a lot of burgundy, black and white, and some adorable velvet dresses to haunt our dreams!
8. Mary Katrantzou: coming from another world, as if in an illusion, this collection is a step outside the designer’s “comfort zone”, she experimented with new lines and created pieces of art! Up until now the focus was on her prints, adored by most fashionistas in the world, but this time I felt she wanted to make the clothes move according to the prints, which was genius!
9. Matthew Williamson: Love the vibrant colors and prints, his fur bags, the accessories, the interesting use of fur, the sequins! Felt like spring hit the runway (ok under some of these furry coats), or is it just my idea?
10. Mulberry: Over-sized jumpers and coats, plaids, prints, and lots of leather: the perfect morning looks from Mulberry!
11. Peter Pilotto: flashing colors: red, blue, yellow, some graphic prints to remember, some of the most inspired lines. I particularly loved the skirts, slit in the middle, the “capes of modernism” and the fluffy jackets: definitely making the most interesting two-pieces I saw during LFW.
12. Richard Nicoll: masculine glamour, minimalism and awesome basic pieces with unexpected twists (either in the colors, or the fabric)
13. Roksanda Ilincic: Lots of light pink shades (seems like designers don’t expect to have enough of summer this year), great fur collars and amazing skirts, plus these shoes, oh these shoes!!
14. Tom Ford: a variant and multi-ethnic collection for the comeback of one of the most beloved designers. The show had pretty much everything: colors, floral pieces, lace, furs, pop inspirations, but it definitely seems like Mr Ford turned his back on minimalism and we have to digest it! At least everyone can find something from herself- her culture in this collection (that’s why I believe it will be super successful). Oh, and I also found the idea of presenting this collection in cross-cultural London very very smart! But Mr Ford being smart, that’s not new!
15. Topshop Unique: They have yet once more captured the needs and the style of the youngsters in London and the world: Amazing glossy skirts, over-sized coats, fur details, a great pallet ranging from black-navy to baby pinks, containing some more bold colors, such as red. Plus, the cropped tops trend that has been transferred from Spring to winter in the most genius way!
16. Paul Smith: As always one of my favorites, his use of color is always stunning, the tailoring and the suits he presents every time are just so inspiring! Loved the contrast the popping colored bags make when matched to these outfits!