Thursday, February 20, 2014

London Fashion Week

London Fashion week was a cocktail mix of Anna Wintour, Kendall Jenner, Bradley Cooper and a lot of glitz. The collections were a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but for the most, Londoners seemed to have broken the myth of being too uptight by embracing prints and graphics on the runway this season. We expect it out of a Mary Katrantzou and a Peter Pilotto, but even stalwarts like Burberry went the graphic route this season. Sharing with you some of my favourite collections at London Fashion week, while fashion zooms in to Milan.

Temperly London

Temperly London

The collection saw a lot of textural play with a mix of materials like lace, organza, knits and quilts added to the colours and embellishments used. There were prints galore that were well balanced with a lot of sheer fabrics. There was rococo prints and embroidery that was art deco inspired, which then leaned towards folk with embroidered roses and floral prints.
The collection was decadence at its best.


Topshop Unique

Topshop Unique

Seemed like Topshop traded the usual sequins for fur and embroidery this season. The collection seemed to forgo the casual vibe that Topshop exudes for a more luxurious approach. The most striking feature had to be the outwerwear with fluffy blue mohair robes, camel coloured capes and fur-lined trenchcoats.
The collection was a mix of fabrics with lace, leather and knits resurfacing often and the leather shorts and the puffer jackets assured the collection was fun along with beings streamlined and classic.


Mary Katratzou

Mary Katrantzou

Known for her digital prints, Mary Katrantzou went a slight different route this season. She used a mix of materials like lace, brocades and pleats to create visual graphics that were tactile in nature. Taking from official uniforms, she incorporated everything from crests, badges and even road signs into her garments.
Some of the pieces that actually stood out were the simpler outfits with the colour blocked pleats and the garments with the exquisite embroidery on it which almost like it has been printed, but better.


Burberry

Burberry

After Dolce and Gabbana went the hand painted watercolour way with their gowns, Burberry used hand-painted flower motifs in their collection this season. The painted flowers took the shape of scarves and beautiful floaty dresses. Some were painted on silk trenchcoats while some were painted on leather, suede. Even the bags had smudgy drawings of flowers reminiscent of a kindergartner's painting shenanigans. More defined floral prints came in the form of dresses, shirts and jackets later in the collection.
What stood out were the oversized beautiful scarves draped around the models' necks, and the cashmere shawls in stripes and floral prints thrown on their shoulders. The bags got their due attention as well, which were large totes that were hand-painted. The collection was a far cry from Burberrys usual aesthetics, but was great nonetheless.


Peter Pilotto

Peter Pilotto

Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos are known for their prints and loud colours and their collection consisted of exactly that, but with embellishments thrown in for good measure. There was a lot of colour play from prints in purple and orange to mountain printed garments. Their fur trimmed funnel neck sweaters looked chic and perfect for fall. The garments were well tailored and constructed, which had the Peter Pilotto stamp on it.


Tom Ford

Tom Ford

The collection was classic and streamlined. There was an overpowering amount of black in the collection with hints of reds here and there. The collection was strong and consisted of wool tunics, sweater dresses and simple necklines.
It wasn't all serious though because there were two sequined jerseys that made big noise and became the talk of the show. For all those who saw Jay-Z wear the Tom Ford knock-off numbered jersey will know that this was Tom Fords take on that. Tom Ford basically made a knock-off of a knock-off.


Anya Hindmarch


Anya Hindmarch

Talk about quirky! The handbags designed by Anya Hindmarch were inspired by breakfast cereals and crisps packets. It was a fun take on fashion and the collection was just another in the series of quirky bags doing the round these days.

3 comments:

  1. Love katrantzou, her prints are perfection. And Tom Ford is exquisite!!
    Hindmarch bags remind me of Jeremy Scott collection for Moschino!

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  2. love the tom ford collection
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