Sunday, September 27, 2015

London Fashion Week S/S 2016

Burberry Prorsum

With Burberry being the only fashion house having a full Snapchat story to document their whole show they needed to pull out all the stops to have fashion and non-fashion lovers clicking every second on that story. A light and bright glasshouse proved the perfect location for the show which included seating in the centre for a live full piece band to play, perfect setting and most perfectly British. With the FROW being one of the most impressive at LFW with Kate Moss, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse and Sienna Miller taking a perch next to each other. The collection stayed true to Burberry's traditional trench coat shapes along with their new and improved trade mark of patterned details. Lace and laser cut material was the epitome of the collection with garments including light shades of canary yellow to dark bold black. Hemlines stayed short and sexy with the frame keeping a 60s silhouette with a simple shift dress. With a collection complete with so much detail and contrasting colours, it's no wonder this vibrant collection was Snapchat story worthy. 

 Emilia Wickstead

This year has been London's most packed for new and upcoming designers. The schedule included rising stars like Daks, Molly Goddard and Osman. Vogue recently covered a spread story involving current new designers and Emilia Wickstead was one of the main favourites to watch out for. Wickstead's signature style usually keeps to an oversized shape focusing on a 50s silhouette and her recent collection continued naturally to show aspects of her trademark style. With full circle skirts and shirt dresses with mammoth sized collars, the bigger was clearly the better in Wickstead's mind. As for her pattern and print, wickstead advanced her natural gain way of working to create contemporary modern prints that resemble a Mondrian way of working.


With Alexa Chung having an almighty obsession with wearing Erdem for many of her events it wasn't surprising when she was on the FROW. One of the reasons Alexa choses this designer over many others is because how uniquely British it is of course. Erdem himself always focuses on using floral motifs and embroidery matched with the colour scheme of a dark palette making the garments instantly dramatic and seductive. However, it's most likely that you'd pick a dark floral for you autumn wardrobe, yet Erdem challenges this by bringing this palette into S/S 2016. As for the details, the victorian masterpiece of a pussybow blouse tie neckline was involved in several positions around the garments to add that sudden edge and an even more grungy appeal. Layers and ruffles of silky thin fabric later and you've got the ideal delicate dress you'd die to wear for the summer months. 


This is most certainly a look that is one of my favourites from LFW, the tie waist, knot waist whatever you wanna call it waist. Looking straight at this collection you'd associate this with the minimalism trend, yet the details of these garments make them far from minimal. With more belts, ties and criss crossing knots than a straight jacket these garments gave attention to the texture and finer details we're all looking for. This amount of knotting converts the style of minimalism tailoring to a laid back sports chic look, especially when partnered with trainers or pumps. We can see in the designer shops already for A/W 2015 this kind of tie waist trend is already kicking off from the starting line, but by summer we'll be knotting everything we can layer onto our outfits. Not only is this a trend I've already tried and loved but if you want an emergency jumper on hand for those unpredictable September temperatures then knotting it to your waist like a school girl is the most stylish thing to do. FACT.

Mary Katrantzou

With a name most people can barely pronounce or even spell, Mary Katrantzou has already made the impact with such a unique name for a selling point. We'll just call you Mary K, K? One of her trademarks is being noticed for her insanely amount of detail she can pack into one dress, whether it be floral or tribal printing if there's room for it she'll cram it in. This would lead you to think her clothes are probably over the top and too eccentric to even think about wearing, although for some reason Mary K manages to make them extremely realistic for the fashion of the street. For her S/S 2016 collection she kept to her routes giving as much attention to detail to one dress as to another, and with a darker colour palette of purples and blues this collection took to the darker side of Mary K's creativity. 

1 comment :

  1. I love Mary Katrantzou too, though you're so right about her name haha. Also love the darker palette of this collection, something different for s/s x
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