Thursday, 25 September 2014

London Fashion Week: The Trends

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From 70's Boho chic to pretty pastels and sportswear vibes, this London Fashion Week was filled with some amazing trends from the best and exciting designers.

Christopher Bailey at Burberry took the iconic fashion house in a new direction with denim jackets lined with fur and knee length coats tied neatly at the waist with brightly coloured scarves. 'I wanted this English rose,' Christopher Bailey stated after the show, 'soft and tender. It started with a mood more than a theme—something gentle and kind.' Giles Deacon, Mulberry and Amanda Wakeley mirrored this delicate, English rose persona in their collections with beautiful pastel colours sweeping through everything from dresses, coats and bags. Picture perfect!

Henry Holland and Marchesa - two fashion houses with very different customers! – Both presented collections with a huge nod to the 1970's hippy look with tremendous success. Marchesa, who are renowned for their beautiful, intricate dresses, went all 'flower power' chic. There were floral prints, maxi dresses and wreath garlands of flowers placed carelessly on wavy, natural hair while House of Holland stated loud and proud that the boldness of the 70's was defiantly a thing for spring summer 2015. The printed jumpsuit was especially nice with interesting colours clashing against each other.

Julien Macdonald, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and Jonathan Saunders were amongst some of the best collections of London. As was new kid on the block Simone Rocha, fresh from graduating from world famous art university, Central Saint Martins. Her collection was very grown up but wearable at the same time, with a minimal colour palette. Christopher Kane as always, gave us a sublime show with deep, romantic burgundy colours running throughout and a couple of very pretty dresses towards the final looks of the collection. But it was print pioneers Mary Katrantzou and Peter Pillotto who really inspired us with their sophisticated take on spring/summer. After carving their name amongst the digital print designers of the last decade, both designers strayed firmly away from any print and instead opted for sleek tones and tailored lines.

There were also plenty of sporty silhouettes popping up at Topshop Unique and Tom Ford, with quite graphic lines and geometric prints taking centre stage. With bloggers and a-list celebrities sitting front row – Anna Wintour, Poppy Delevingne and Dasiy Lowe to name just some – this London Fashion Week was packed full of some amazing moments and of course, fantastic clothes. London is truly the place for fresh, young, urban fashion with talented designers breaking into the industry every year. Until next time, London!