An acidic colour palette and super short hemlines - A tried and tested Versace formula. The patchwork ditsy floral print dresses packed a punch and were a favourite of mine. It is only a matter of time before Anna Dello Russo is head to toe in this collection!
Regarded as one of London's most innovative designers, this collection did not disappoint. With inspiration from the 80's, I adored this full collection. The floral prints, the ruched skirts and my personal highlight - the polka dot dress. Also worth mentioning is the rainbow stripe knitwear, coming through as a key trend for the season.
Like Stella McCartney, Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez took a trip to Cuba and found the starting point for their Resort 16 collection. I loved the contrast of the tropical print on both white and black ground. Grommets also made another appearance, a follow on from the brands Fall collection.
Probably one of the most standout collections of the season. The Ikat and chevron prints made a sophisticated statement and the dresses were created using the most outstanding beadwork.
Inspired by Japan, this collection was infused with everything we love about Cavalli: a clash of bold prints including signature leopard, short hemlines, fringing and of course an injection of gold. Cavalli sure knows how to create a statement placement print.
The 70's Californian palm leaf print is already shaping up to be one of the major trends from the season. Working in a design studio, I am already seeing a huge demand for this style of print both hand painted and photographic. Later in the collection we saw the same print mixed with oriental feel floral blooms. As always it was very feminine with delicate embroidery and lace.
M by Missoni
Inspiration came from the American West. The graphic cactus plant conversational prints really caught my eye (we also saw cactus motifs at Kenzo). The full collection was fun, bright and free-spirited. I also must to mention the boots...need a pair of these in my life!
Varying silhouettes and styles in crisp white. Alexander Wang can do no wrong.
A bold leopard print in green and pink was taken from a Robert Mapplethorpe photograph. Masculine silhouettes and super body-conscious dresses. I love the volume on the shoulders.
Hearts were the main theme in this collection. The heart necklines and collars stood out but being on easy to wear garments made them commercial. The pretty pastels were perfect for Resort, especially the lace patchwork inserts.
Part 3 coming soon.
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