This past week has had me stalking my instagram feed, wishing i was at Somerset house, chilling backstage with Malaika Firth and Cara Delevingne, getting papped for some street style shots or better yet attending some shows. I’m pretty sure, i’m not alone on this. So in honour of the end of yet another amazing London Fashion Week, I’m going give a quick recap of the 2015 Spring/ Summer collections of my “designers to watch” during this event. (i.e. The designers shows i’d have loved to attend).
Cue in the runway music and there you have it the LFW experience in 60secs
1.) Topshop Unique
Topshop unique’s collection consisted of very sporty looks from duffel bags with a distinct athletic vibe to skinny ribbed cycling jerseys and graphic sweaters in bold primary colors. Yet the clothes had a very retro feel capturing the quintessential quirky-cool of the London girl. My favourite piece had to be the blue strapless top with the striped high waisted pants, Very Me and also has a vintage 50s look to it.
The frill shorts were also quite nice, still reminding me of vintage 50s swimwear. I liked the more frilly romantic dresses, all i kept thinking about was styling them with hard pieces like a leather jacket and chelsea boots. Maybe on a more chillier Spring or Summers day.
2.) Burberry Prorsum
This collection saw the juxtaposition of delicate and fragile tiered dresses with cropped denim jackets. I liked the ease of the dresses, very pretty and girly. Did you notice the interesting shaped (floppy flower pot as i’d call it) hats?. After the popularity of the Vivienne Westwood “Pharrell” hats, i suppose any style can be explored and proven both wearable and stylish.
This collection offered up either a color-blocked sandal that’s a brilliant mash-up of a Birkenstock and a Teva, or pristine white sneakers. Trainers and dresses still on trend, i see. I’m yet to see the day where i’d wear a birkenstock with a dress but with fashion nowadays, who knows! Overall this collection was not one of my favourites, the constant flow of tiered dresses made it feel repetitive
“On Erdem Moralioglu’s mood board, there were pictures of Katharine Hepburn in The African Queen, a proper woman “going bush,” unhinged by the jungle. That was the set today: steamy, dark, slightly sinister. Except that the woman Erdem had in mind was Victorian biologist and botanical artist Marianne North, who traveled the world and defined her profession to the point where there is a gallery dedicated to her at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, outside London.” – Style
I rather enjoyed this collection from the placement of feathers and fronds sprouting from panels of riotous embroidery to the victorian-esque white dresses. The pieces of cut chiffon were composed in camo-like floral patterns, it gave the dresses the look of a unique print, which i loved. The effect was lavish, but eerie. Like fashion voodoo.
I found the white dresses refreshing; white is still on trend next season. I also loved the “printed” midi length dresses with a deep V, the long chiffon dresses and the feathered skirt with the blue sheer sweater was very chic, simple but chic. I’m not to sure about the feathered pieces. To me, feathers are an accessory, a boa around your neck or sprouting from the bottom of a dress. Feathers dominating a whole piece just feels a tad intense.
What are your thoughts? Which collection did you like out of the three?
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