Monday, 16 September 2013

Best bits from London Fashion Week so far...

With London Fashion Week closely coming to an end, I thought I would share a couple of my favourite collections with you from my favourite designers.

My favourite designer has always been Mary Katrantzou, with her designs being very print-focussed and bold. Her spring/summer 2014 collection consisted of blown-up, detailed images of mahogany leather brogues; blog trainers with vinyl inserts; as well as evening mules. Cocktail mini dresses were engineered and fitted around the body, along with pleats and origami-like folds from the bust. The designer has built her name on hyper-coloured prints (with unusual subjects such as money, stamps, and decorative interiors)  - very bold and structured silhouettes, and you can see that she has kept in line with her usual theme for this collection. The images above show some of my favourite pieces from the collection.

Another one of my favourite designers is Matthew Williamson. As you can probably tell, I love prints! Focussing on prints and chiffon fabrics, Matthew Williamsons' prints consisted of dragonflies and daisies. Contrasting this, he has also taken on some polka dot prints which were printed onto structured shift dresses. Tailored silk trousers were combines with sheer silk blouses and, with dragonflies morphing into bolder graffiti prints. This collection is very soft and feminine, perfect for modernising a summer daytime look.

Other favourites include Peter Pilotto, Burberry Prorsum and Jonathan Saunders.