London is bringing us a whole new batch of trends to look out for, as well as building on what we’ve seen in New York. Here are the newest trend additions for the list:
- Reflective fabrics
- Prominent front zippers
- Futuristic elements
- Ode to late ’80s/early ’90s
As a native Brazilian, Barbara Casasola knows just how to evoke her country’s vibe. In the midst of a minimalist lush setting, the clothes evoked a feeling of breeziness and pared down chic effort, all the while maintaining their seduction effects. An elegant, warm color palette added playfulness to a line with extreme mass appeal.
A concise and fuss-free collection with sporty elements like drawstring waists and jersey fabrics. While the silhouettes kept it simple, the paint- splattered print and color blocked motifs added a high-end feel to a very wearable and breezy collection.
Lulu & Co
Lulu Kennedy’s debut London Fashion Week collection provided plenty of lively pieces in fun prints and bright hues. The vibe provided a mash-up of free-loving ’70s and fun-loving ’90s for a wardrobe fitting of an urban party scene.
Beautiful, simple silhouettes with cinched waists and billowy hips strutted down the runway in citrus hues and fleshy nudes. The collection was light and airy, giving off a zesty vibe perfect for spring and summer. Dipped necklines and high slits provided sultry appeal, while elegant gowns skimmed the ground in search of the next red carpet event.
True to his name, Julien Macdonald presented glamorous pieces with bombshell appeal. Body-hugging silhouettes lustily grazed down the catwalk with the aspiration to be used for the next big event.
The high-tech color scheme and boxy tailoring suggested a fusion between the disco past and the futuristic surfer at Markus Lupfer. Reflective pieces nicely juxtaposed against sportier elements in toned-down bright hues.
1980s New York street-style photographers Amy Arbus and Maripol inspired Sibling’s Spring 2015 collection. This playful collection with large bows as headwear saw plenty of petticoat-inspired ruffles and loud artsy prints. Animal prints, sheer layers, jelly bracelets and nipple tape all reminisced of the underground scene.
A practical and utilitarian collection materialized at Hunter Original. A bright and pleasant color scheme made the simple silhouettes pop with its prints and beautiful contrast. Such an inspired rainy-weather collection is sure to fly off the shelves just in time for April showers.
Folk art inspired playful daisies and small geometric prints that adorned the shift dresses and billowy silhouettes at Holly Fulton. Lovely crystal and sequin constructed 3D flowers adorned many of the items.
Leather was in full swing at J.W. Anderson’s collection, which isn’t surprising considering he is with a luxury leather house Loewe. Surrealism dominated the theme of the show that drew on suspended architecture for its inspiration. Large brimmed leather hats framed the models face to provide anonymity and mystery in a selection dominated by neutral hues with just a few punches of color.
Loose flowing silhouettes in calm, neutral tones bore the message of imbalance with well-thought out details. Rigorous attention to precision displayed impeccable technical skill.
A sweet, feminine presentation of girly looks focusing on ’60s silhouettes.Clean, simple sundresses and separates in a pastel color palette evoked a schoolgirl charm.
House of Holland
Flower Power harkened back to the loving ’70s at House of Holland this season. Colorful and bold flower patterns decorated the apparel ranging from A-line skirts to pantsuits.
Louise Trotter chose to play with contrasts in volume inspired by Japan (origami and geisha dress specifically) and urban sportswear. The result was a lineup of loose, pleat-focused attire juxtaposed against body hugging rib-knit dresses with see-through panels.
Vivid blues, yellows and orange hues accentuated the runway. Gentle draping and translucent layering paired up with boxy silhouettes, which at times seemed a bit excessive and unflattering. Still, there were plenty of standouts, such us the cut-away gowns and trusty knits that the designer does exquisitely well.
Sporty, urban late ’80s and early ’90s with a hint of Salt’n’Pepa fits the collection well as an overall description. An urban vibe and fierce attitude accompanied the prominent branding, splicing, and slashing of the garb. Exposure and restraint play off each other in the textures and colors.
The red carpet staple label stayed true to its name by delivering gowns worthy of spring red-carpets. With its youthful notes in the Bohemian inspired tiered dresses, to shorter sweeter hemlines and girly button-ups, all the way to the heavily adorned frocks in contrasting hues, the design house brings a range of looks catering to starlets of all ages.
A black and white Napoleonic-era Grecian cameos adorned the powerful silhouettes. With a hint of costume, it’s hard to translate the collection into real life for the common public, but it’s sure to please the eccentric dressers.
Antipodium placed attention on separates and simple ’90s silhouettes in a tame color palette.
The Gilded Age was in full swing, complete with headwear that Mrs. Fitzgerald would be envious of.
Ethologie by Jasper Garvida
A plethora of wearable, similarly silhouetted looks walked down the runway. The frocks weren’t particularly exciting or imaginative, but serve a great purpose as a basic in the wardrobe.
Sophisticated silhouettes in a basic color scheme divulged an easy to wear collection.
Utility is key at Romeril’s show this season, as it should be when in the wild. A deluge of different fabrics in army green and camouflage prevailed as the color scheme.