The London fashion week wrapped up on Tuesday after five fashionable days featuring shows by various well-known as well as upcoming designers, a beautiful chaos of colors and the designs for the next spring/summer.
London Fashion Week is well-known to host a more eclectic collection from designers as well as the labels than you’ll get to see during the fashion weeks of Milan, Paris or New York. The latest designs for the spring/summer have been a big mash-up featuring the sweet 50’s pastels at Temperley. The futuristic metallic leathers at Burberry, 70s disco feel at the Jonathan Saunders and 90s minimalistic look at few of the other events.
There wasn’t any dominating theme of the event which was littered with the micro trends that will be making their way up to high-street stores come this spring. The white and monochrome outfits were visible everywhere, as well as the confectionery shades of mint and lemon. There were futuristic materials, which were also playing an important part in these designer collections like the shiny plastics, or fabrics with holographic and foil-like sheen. There was also the use of layers of organza, chiffon and mesh.
The event kicked off with the 70s inspired floral and wide-leg trousers by the luxury fashion label Mulberry that is well-known for the handbags. The collection had a humorous British flair and combined various popular trends of the season. There were also a plethora of younger and adventurous designers of the day 5 including Simone Rocha, the designer duo Meadham and Kichoff who excited the audience with their collections.
There were beautiful models walking the ramp and celebrities like Kate Moss and Harry Styles in the front row during the fashion events. The highlight of the week was Lady Gaga stealing the limelight during the Philip Treacy’s comeback show.
The luxury brand Mulberry showed that they’ve got rid of the playfulness they showed during the recent seasons, as they displayed their spring collection which even though was quirky but grown up as well. The 70s inspired collections featured floral embroidery, floor-length skirts, flower buttonsas well as high-waisted wide legs.
Roksanda Illincic’s catwalk shows focused on the women who want to look stylish without putting in much effort. The simple, streamlined shapes like tailored shifts and breezy dresses with high-impact colour combinations were the highlight of her show. There were combinations of tangerine with cobalt, mango, dirty pink and white, including a few of the dresses featuring all these colors and giving an impression of a modern abstract painting.
The upcoming designer Simone Rocha had her designer dad’s shoes to fill, and she did create an impression with her collection. It featured all-white outfits, sheer cut-out panels, neons and leather mixing the school girl innocence with a cool attitude. While the designer duo of Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff who’re known to stage fashion shows full of riotous fun, and this time too they didn’t fail to meet the expectation with the bows, frills, bodices and Marie Antoinette style corsets. There were also puffy sleeves, thigh-high boots, feather gloves.
Overall, it was a fun-filled fashion week, which portrayed the entertaining side of the London.