Okay, so I’ll admit, I’m late on the bandwagon once again for the review of this fashion week. But at least it’s packed with some of the best of London Fashion Week this fall. I found a lot of funky yet subtle prints in the collections I reviewed for this post, leading for a theme of bright & boldness for these (few) British brands. Let’s get right into it!
1. Vivienne Westwood
Classic for her vintage inspired, punk-British looks, Vivienne’s collection this season was definitely an eye catcher. Most of her designs are quite loud, not something that the average person would wear, but this look stood out to me as classic & super cute. Reminiscent of a fashion forward Pirate!
2. Peter Pilotto
I normally see Peter Pilotto as a bright-graphic brand, especially for spring, but this collection was more on the geometric-shape
side, with loud colours here and there. This look was my fav as it sported an intricately detailed top portion to a very simple bottom – what looks to be chiffon and bold white edges – as well as those awesome chunky sandals.
Looking at the collection, there were a lot of cool geometric prints, but this skirt was so stunning I had to blog about it! Bold and fun and right on point for spring; I can picture Anna dello Russo being photographed with some bright Moschino bag being clutched in her arm, and some extravagant Dolce & Gabbana headpiece on top. Loovvvveeee it.
Something I didn’t know about this designer is that he is actually born right here in Canada & graduated from Ryerson U (where I go!), but also has British roots, and interned for none other than Vivienne Westwood and DVF! His unique background shine through his amazing designs; I mean, look at this skirt (yes, following a trend from Roksanda)!!!!! Whether it is butterflies or flowers or feathers, this is absolutely stunning, and so was his whole collection.
The first time I discovered Ashish’s crazy designs, it was when Miley sported her weird half-sweatpants-half-jeans-pants on the red carpet, with a pair of sexy white Louboutin’s. I instantly became obsessed with this, and had to look up the designer. It was then that I discovered Ashish and his insanely cool and crazy designs, most of them being covered in sequins, and I do mean covered. He actually collaborated with Topshop this year (not as cool as his RTW collection), but he is definitely an artist to watch!
6. Simone Rocha
An extremely new name on the scene, Simone Rocha is killing it right now! Her signature is heavily embroidered lace, and this collection brought some Victorian inspiration into it as well, making for an amazing outcome. I love how she styled her models as if they had walked in the rain, but still looking show-stopping in her couture. I also really like the furry edges of the shoes and bag!
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So they didn’t show this year to the public, but the SS15 lookbook was quite cool, and serene at that. Of course, my favourite look had to be the perforated top, because we all know how much I love mesh… *cough* look at my NYFW pick *cough* 😉 This look is sassy, sexy and filled with leather… I want this top now!
8. Mary Katrantzou
She is normally known for her extremely bold prints, similar to that of Peter Pilotto & Clover Canyon, but Ms. K changed up her collection this season with more detailed than graphically-printed looks. The inspiration in her collection seemed to be of Japanese culture; what seems like Japanese cherry blossom trees, water snakes and koi fish was evident in most looks. This specific number on the runway caught my eye because of the simple, water-like flowing jacket on top of an intricately embroidered water snake dress; something quite unique.
9. Burberry Prorsum
Christopher Bailey really scored big on this collection. Amazingly bright colours, cool textures, and stand-out graphics, I have never seen Burberry being so fun and appealing! I especially love this look, adorned by Jourdan Dunn, of the off-centre frilly dress, purple suede cropped denim-style jacket, and funky blue sandals. It was so hard to pick a fav look from this show!!!
10. Tom Ford
So I don’t exactly know why Tom Ford shows his collection in LFW since he isn’t English, but it definitely fit in with the the British fashion scene. His looks are always top-notch and ultra luxurious. Fringe is clearly here to stay, as Ford brought it back for his coming spring collection in a really sexy & edgy way. Similar to Saint Laurent, but with added funk; those platform sandals with gold studs are bold, and the shaggy hair is on point.
Not to mention Ford looked sexy himself, and definitely pulled off the denim on denim. #BOWDOWN #TOMFORD
What did you think of these bright, bold & british London Fashion Week picks? Do you like? Look out for my Milan Fashion Week picks soon!
Photo source: Style.com