And- breathe. As the fash pack move to sunnier climes (Milan, daling, Milan), London can finally take a breather. In the post-LFW, BAFTA and Brit Awards light, there’s a heck of a lot to digest and take not of for the coming season. We’re rounding up our favourite shows of Fashion Week to give you a helping hand…
Coats were the order of the day for London’s darling, who showed them in every guise from patchwork to printed to oversized. What lay beneath remained true to the print guru’s roots, with explosions of colour and pattern across garments in an array of textures.
We spotted both leopard print and knee high boots. It’s love.
One thing reigned supreme over everything else at the Katrantzou show- symbolism. From company insignia to road signs and even Boy Scout badges, symbols of every form were subtly splashed across much of the collection. Pleating shimmied hand in hand with asymmetry down the runway, a play on fabrics ensuring everything felt very fresh and crisp. Well played, lady.
Power to the people at Westwood, who sent power suits a-plenty stomping down her runway. Shoulder pads, oversized lapels and hints of tartan were all evident, proving that whilst you can definitely teach an old dog new tricks, often it’s better the devil you know.
Dark, moody and delicious. A flurry of textures combined to form an exciting, unique collection unlike any we’d seen before.
Girls will be boys this season at Paul Smith- just as we were hoping. Silky pyjamas underwent a new season spin with mismatched prints and rich tones. Jumpsuits and shirt dresses were both languid and leisurely, and coats knocked it out the park. Divine.
What to say that hasn’t already been said? Utterly sublime. Print, texture, colour and silhouette were all at play, thrown together and belted up in a mix that was undeniably busy, yet not garish. Our favourites included the sheer lace pieces, crazy big faux fur patchwork coat and faux fur gilets.
A little bit boho, rather arty- a lot lustworthy. From the monogrammed ponchos to the painterly prints, this is a collection we’d happily wear every piece from.
As always, another somewhat sporty aesthetic from Nicoll this season. Blue hues were very much championed, with accents of red, orange and gold thrown alongside for good measure. Add a splash of sparkle into the mix, paired with a characteristic strength in tailoring, and you have quite the show.
Understated, elegant, far from showy- and all the better for it. The Schwab show provided a breath of fresh air in an otherwise hectic frenzy, filled with classic pieces we can imagine many real life women clamouring to wear. Find us at the start of the queue.
Modern, clean and utterly wearable; if Schwab gave us next season’s cocktail wardrobe, Pringle provided our day looks. Layering, 3D printing and meshing proved knitwear is anything but boring and lead to a refined and ultimately crazily covetable collection.
House of Holland
Reminded us somewhat of a box of Liquorice Allsorts on acid. But, hey- we hear that’s many people’s thing.
Perfectly fused his constantly contemporary ideas with a classic, feminine silhouette to create an almost scarily beautiful collection which was the epitome of modernity. Bravo, sir.
Our favourite one to watch; we’ve got high hopes…
Think charity shop rooting gone high end. An excellent show of craftsmanship with unquestionable individuality which many are considering the show of the season.
Rest assured, it won’t be long before the pick of the high street is following in the designer’s footsteps and bringing out their own versions of Fashion Week’s biggest hitters. Stay ahead of the curve by downloading Mallzee now, the fashion finding app which pulls together the hottest of the high street for your shopping delight- don’t miss out!