London wound down with some knockout shows and a surprise appearance. I got to know a few lesser-known designers a little better, and throughly enjoyed the KTZ show.
Trends spotted: iconic graphics, gold, Shakespearian
Below, the best of Anya Hindmarch, Simone Rocha, and KTZ
The big story of Day Four of London Fashion Week seemed to be Tom Ford and his design shout-out to Jay-Z’s song bearing the designer’s name. Cheeky. I was pleasantly surprised by Issa’s collection. Probably my favorite of the day. The clothes were reminiscent of some of the Modern artists of mid-20th Century, like Matisse and Pollack. And the color palette was light, where everyone else just seemed so–heavy.
Trends spotted: Architectural layers, laser cutouts, birds!,orange, quilting, diamonds
Below, the best from Christopher Kane, Burberry, Peter Pilotto, Giles, Tom Ford, and Issa.
It was as if all the favorite designers got crammed into one day — Sunday — as every must-see show seemed to be on that day. So much to take in, and the craftsmanship of the pieces were remarkable. I’d say that Vivienne Westwood was my most anticipated, although the Topshop show was on everyone;s lips.
Trends spotted: Digital artwork, heavy embroidery, sparkles, metallics and asymmetry.
Below, my favorites from Preen, Mulberry, Temperley, Topshop Unique, Vivienne Westwood, Mary Katrantzou, Matthew Williamson, and Jonathan Saunders
*Mulberry Images: Nowfashion.com
Day Two of London Fashion Week was full of excitement with Julian MacDonald showing off his signature splashy stage-ready dresses to a celeb-filled crowd. I found a new love in Sister by Sibling with their elaborately knitted dresses and sweaters. I’ll be looking for the line Stateside.
Trends spotted: Oversized ruffles, sequins, mod prep, intricate cutouts
And now, my favorites from Hunter, Julian MacDonald, Orla Kiely, John Rocha, and Sister by Sibling