Not even the gloomy weather could dampen this year’s London Fashion week, which has always proved to be an eclectic mix of quirky and cool. Designers showcased their fall collections in true Brit-style, with celebrity fans in attendance complementing the cool and stylish clothes. Guests at the shows included Kate Moss, Anna Wintour and Bradley Cooper to name just a few.
The week started off with a bang, debuting twin designers Felder Felder’s sexy and fun collection. Incorporating colourful statement pieces with feathers and bold prints, the show proved to be a success and got things off to a great start.
As the shows progressed, London was in full swing, with certain designers generating much deserved praise. Among these were Christopher Kane who juxtaposed PVC with satin, Giles Deacon and his lavish creations and Julien Macdonald ethereal gowns. Very much worth mentioning is Tom Ford. Ford was clearly inspired by 1960s London sending knee-high boots, leather, and a lot of velvet down the runway. The show was even closed by British Icon Stella Tennant.
”Burberry being the quintessential British brand didn’t fail to amaze with Christopher Bailey’s Impressionistic inspired floral dresses, evoking a sense of Monet meets Aztec. Hand-painted accessories from the shoes to the bags made the collection even more impressive and with Paloma Faith closing the spectacle, this was a show not to miss.
Last but certainly not least was Simone Rocha who closed Fashion Week with her beautiful Elizabethan inspired catwalk. Rocha’s collection had no shortage of rich velvets, gold’s, and reds–picture Anne Boleyn meets teenage punk. All in all, the week was a royal success.
Contributing Editor Flynn Roddam