Saturday, 28 February 2015

London Fashion Week A/W15 - Top 10

Always the highlight of LFW, Christopher Bailey presented his latest Burberry collection titled 'Patchwork, Pattern and Prints'. Indian inspired mirrored-embroideries on chiffon dresses were particularly beautiful. Suede was a go to fabric of choice, reinventing the trench coat with whipstitched floral patches. Traditional Yorkshire quilting was a joy to see and the loose wood block style prints are set to be a huge print trend for A/W15. The embroidered, quilted and printed poncho with suede fringing is sure to be a season must have. 
Matthew Williamson
Inspired by horoscopes, Williamson looked to the colours of  zodiac birthstones as his starting point. Prints, as always, were exquisite and rich. I also need to mention some of my favourite accessories seen so far this season: Suede fringe boots by Biona Castana, Eyewear by Linda Farrow with metallic flowers on them, fur trimmed collars in dreamy colours and the most beautiful satin jewelled bags I think I have ever seen. Stunning from start to finish, this was another standout show from my favourite designer. Thank goodness for Matthew Williamson!
Julien MacDonald
With a jewel toned colour palette and metallic macramé, this was MacDonald doing what he knows how to do best - red carpet worthy fashion. Sheer panels, cut outs, fringing, lace - all the right components were there. The collection was dark and daring.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
Vibrant floral and paisley prints with 70's vibes were highlights from this collection. My favourite runway look was the paisley dress with lace and eyelets, quite Pucci-esque. Patchwork and wool embroideries also featured heavily. Overall I loved the full collection.
Wow! Electric blue, orange, hot pink, fuchsia and aubergine, such a great use of colour. Signature colour blocking, this time in irregular swirling stripes. Oversized fur coats and scarves made a further bold statement. The metallic belts were consistent throughout the collection as well.
Christopher Kane
One of the most talked about collections seen at LFW this season. The sexual undercurrent that ran through this collection was clear to see. A largely blue and red colour palette, and materials including: velvet, chainmail, chiffon and leather, it was all very seductive. The final key looks in the collection were made from entire panels of Swiss lace, and were derived from sketches made in life drawing classes.
Peter Pilotto
Pinball prints, check. Chutes and Ladders print, check. This was such a fun collection. The silhouettes remained consistent and quite simple throughout - high necklines, cinched waists.
Jacquard, tweed and lace were the main fabrics of choice, however my favourite look from the collection was a purple leather dress with embroidered cut-out details. All looks were teamed with riding boots designed by Nicholas Kirkwood.
David Koma
I loved the flared sleeves and skirts, circle waist cut outs and baroque inspired mesh panels. David Koma has been sticking to this formula for the past few seasons and I am enjoying watching the brand grow.
Antonio Berardi
Sculptured silhouettes, printed panels, neon pink, this was my kind of collection. I liked the abstract floral print on metallic fabric, very red carpet ready. Seriously killer boots completed the look.
Phillippa x

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