London Fashion Week: The Highlights

So as you may be aware, it is all coming to a close at Somerset House as the fashion pack hastily relocates to cities sunnier (Milan), and the fashion shows of weeks to come. However for those of you who struggled to keep up, here are our highlights from London Fashion Week:

Isa Arfen

Whilst this designer was unknown to me before surfing through the fashion week photos archives, I was instantly attracted to the fresh colour palette and easy summer shapes. To me this shouts Jackie O in Capri with some life blown into it!

Roskanda Ilincic

Ever a chic collection can be expected from this elegant lady and S/S15 did not disappoint – the eye popping red was unexpected joy whilst the structural nature of the pieces meant they were fresh but flattering.

Mary Katranzou

At first I was unsure about this collection as I am used to seeing the highly structured and patterned pieces that Katranzou usually brings, however the further into this runway collection I dealt the most impressed I was. According to the press this was her “most accomplished collection to date” and I am now starting to appreciate it in a similar way.

Topshop Unique Topshop Unique The appeal of a Topshop collection to our age group is its instant accessibility. Whilst many of the other shows wowed with catwalk looks, this is full of outfits and ideas that could easily be seen on friends. The only problem with youthful design, however, is that it often works best on the super-skinny which then instantly takes away from its accessibility (a vicious circle!). Yes this collection is great, but would it look as great on a normal sized woman – don’t worry I won’t open us up to the whole skinny debate here, but I had to mention it as this was the only collection that brought it to mind.

Matthew Williamson

Ultimate 70’s glamour, Mr Williamson always is fashion week to the max. Maybe he is even the Versace or Cavalli of London?

House of Holland

House of Holland Lulu & Co

So in a bold statement I might proclaim this my favourite collection. It is that beautiful combination of colourful, tribal fabrics with wearable and flattering cuts that combine to make a fun yet elegant, inspirational yet achievable collection that makes my heart ache.

Erdem

Can we please just stop for a minute and admire the sheer intricacy and detailing this work displays. I have included some close ups so that we can really appreciate each piece for the work of art it is. Erdem is in a whole scale of its own, creating a dreamy yet dark atmosphere – with delicate lace and construction contrasting against the greens and blacks. Fashion heaven!

Whistles

Whistles Burberry Prorsum Pre

This is just a pure winner right. The pencil skirt contrasting with the safari shirt, ombre dying taken to a new level and the beauty that is a Burberry trench worked in a new fun direction. It just makes me smile!

Also stay tuned for a another low-down on the street styles…

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One comment

  1. The Sartorial Coquette · · Reply

    Great post!! I agree with all of your highlights – especially mary katrantzou ❤
    thesartorialcoquette.com

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