As always, London Fashion Week gives its best. And I mean the best designers, the best newcomers, the best vibe. I was very happy to see the new designs of some of my favorite artists (yes, those ones who are on the list of the finalists of British Fashion Council/ Vogue Designer Found awards): Sophia Webster, Osman, Emilia Wickstead, Mother of Pearl and Prism. And delighted to notice that British fashion never lost its strength and the punk spirit. A lot of colors, heavy leather, Ziggy Stardust make-up and hair, patchworks, victorian ruffles and collars… al of them were displayed on the catwalks in London.
AF Vandevorst said that Fall/Winter 2016 collection is for a “woman who wants to profit from every moment of the day”; therefore, denim, in all of its forms was present, combined with velvet maxi skirts and boots. On the other hand, at Peter Pilotto the designers explored an icy winter landscape with a collection with chenille embroidery, jacquards and delicate knitwear. (Pictured above)
A dark romantic moment was seen at Roksanda Ilincic, where the burgundy, deep green, the royal blue and the cuts reminding of a Victorian era made us think at some classic novels. In the meanwhile, the hip designers from Marques’ Almeida reinvented (once again) the jeans and the urban culture.
And what could me more suitable for the English vibe than Burberry designs? The chief creative officer Christopher Bailey invited the British up-and-comer Jake Bugg to perform at the brand’s show in London. At Sophia Webster, the ladylike ankle-length silhouette the designer has become known for was filtered through shades of dusty lavender, mustard yellow and sea waves green.
The last, but not the least, I have applauses for the Sarah Burton collection for Alexander McQueen (surrealist prints, almost sleepwalking figures and the “Alice in Wonderland meets Ice Fairy” vibe). And the amazing prints, colors and embellishments at Mary Katrantzou.
Photography: the Facebook pages of brands