Tuesday, September 27, 2016

London Fashion Week S/S 17

 Molly Goddard

Molly Goddard has partaken in every single London Fashion Week but never has she yet to run a show, until now. Goddard favoured the presentational side rather than the runway, but has now had a change of heart, stocked up on the dollar and created more of raunchy collection. Whenever I think of Goddard's work, the pretty in pink childlike figure of a model comes to mind swishing around in her signature sheer garments, but for this collection Goddard upped the anti making the dresses much more wild in a whole array of colours, different shapes and even more sheer to reveal underwear so you immediately don't think "little girl" and more sexy puffer dress. Whats so unique about Goddard's designs is that she heats the voiles and sheer fabrics to construct 3D pieces, she also sews with elastic to give the garments bounce and ruffled edges. Goddard had been showcasing ruffled garments for years, way before everyone else, so you could say she's the ruffle trend setter. 

 Christopher Kane

THOSE ARE MY CROCS! Never has a shoe become more hated in the fashion industry than a croc. Bulky, rubbery and very very ugly, this shoe has been burnt, ripped and beaten off the face of the earth and hopefully extinct for good. Hold that thought... Christopher Kane presented a croc on every single model in his collection, and even partnered the half a wellington like shoe with a dress. Some would say he's just used the croc as a stunt to make his seasonal collection grasp even more attention than it already does, yet it's got people thinking, will crocs actually come back into fashion? Fashion through the years has turned pretty ugly in the way we wear things and the type of clothing we're choosing to wear, so who knows if this trend will actually kick off next summer. I would say no, and even put a bet down (because there's just no way I'll be wearing those shoes). As for the rest of the collection it was very deconstructed allowing underwear to show through the cut out sections of the dresses. Who knows, maybe next summer I'll see a girl wearing a pair of crocs with a summer dress- CRIKEY IT'S A CROC!

 Simone Rocha

London Fashion Week is home to a lot of new and upcoming designers and Simone Rocha has been participating now for several years. Rocha's signature style has always been big, bulky and oversized with sweet candy floss colours to contrast the huge shapes. This time she's taken her designs to a deconstructive level (a huge trend that many of the designers seem to have taken for S/S 17) with half coat half dress designs, sound confusing right? They look amazing on, but how on earth do you put those on? I'm sure it would be worthy of some sort of Krypton Factor challenge but it's not going to be impossible. Sheer fabrics and beautiful dark florals (unusual for s/s) made an appearance on many of the garments that had been either snipped, tucked or twisted. Some think it's way too wild for fashionistas to adapt to but this is a whole new start to a future of fashion thats thinking outside the box and morphing dresses and coats and whatever else they can get their hands on together.

 J.W Anderson

Monochrome has always been favoured in J.W Anderson's collections, but isn't monochrome the best two colours you can put together? They scream classic and classy even if the garments aren't the sleekest straightest cut.  Anderson stayed clear of sleek cuts for his collection as many involved asymmetric hems, tucks and layers in the dresses for a laid back and casual approach to the summer dress. It's a well known trait that Anderson is keen to express different components on his collections such as chains, but for this season he focused on zips and corset like tie details exposed to the outside rather than hidden away like their classical purpose. If you're more in favour of the neutral colour palettes then seriously J.W Anderson is the designer you need to have engraved in your memory.

Erdem

Known for metallic and majestic florals, Erdem always know they have to pull out all the stocks for each collection as every one they show is as good, if not better, than their last. S/S 17 left us feeling particularly blue, not because we were at all disappointed from the collection, quite the opposite. Blue and navy are secretly the go to colours when you're unsure of what colour to wear. Yes, we all know that black is the classic but people seem to forget that navy is actually such a forgiving colour, whatever hair colour or skin colour navy will suit practically anybody and everybody. Erdem favoured blue throughout this collection, especially the shade of cornflower blue which gave a pastel powder haze on the garments. Mixing this colour palette with white and metallic florals and a contrast of black shoulder and neck ties brought a collective feeling of elegance to the garments, particularly with the soft floating hemlines and peplum skirts.

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