Unless you live under a rock, you will be well aware that London Fashion Week has just taken place. With the circus now rolling out of town, I thought I'd put my two cents in and give a short review for some of my favourite collections this season, enjoy!
House of Holland
Ok, I'm going to say it...this has to be my favourite collection for the whole of SS15. It is just simply amazing. Such variations of colour, texture, shape, print and it just screams diversity, I bloomin' love it! There was a concoction of kaleidoscopic colours, metallic fabrics and kitsch feeling flowers. Finish and cut were executed perfecly and no detail was left un-designed, such as the pink tassels that finished off the zips. Vogue perfectly worded it: "The collection was super heavy on print, not least because these clothes are designed to sing from the screens of online retailers, come alive on the pages of magazines and Tumblr, they're pieces that need #nofilter. This groupie girl might watch the band from the side of the stage, but she will never, ever just blend in." No more words are needed, but I really urge you to go and view the whole collection!
I was very excited to lay eyes on Holly Fulton's collection for the upcoming SS15 as her show was one of my favourites for AW14. And, as expected, it didn't disappoint. The collection itself was inspired by everything from Morris Dancers to symbolic depictions of the sun assembled in Walter Herdeg’s book Die Sonne in De Kunst and even canal art. When asked about the collection, Holly Fulton said that it is an ode to “sun-worship, folk art and free expression”, while still using 3D embellished floral prints overlayed with crystal and lasercut components as well as tessellating triangles to help sustain and keep present her signature graphic print and geometric shape present.
The collection had a girly, sophisticated feel to it, with balloon shape skirts and shades of poppy red and royal blue, plus a hint of metallic thrown in for good measure. As well as this, Holly Fulton stuck true to form by adding in other modern twists in the form of perspex sunglasses and dresses embellished with crystal components and laser cut details.
The main colour palette of the collection was of course, her signature monochrome, sun-bleached pink, pastel blue hues, as well as fresh lemon yellow and sandy neutrals, which equated to a very summery feel. The main thing that I personally liked about this collection is the fact that, unlike many other collections, this one is incredibly wearable, with a mix of crop tops, wide-legged trousers, tailored coats and A-line dresses.
A 'Midsummer night's dream' meets Hollywood was on the catwalk this season in the form of Marchesa's SS15 collection. The collection was apparently inspired and based on Kate Moss at Glastonbury (how very British!) and elements of folk costumes. There were signature Marchesa embellishments, hand painting, embroidery, chantilly, applique, beading and crystals - often on a single garment! So after ten years of glamour, less is definitely not more got Georgina and Keren.
Here's a brand very close to home. With Mulberry's factory being in Shepton Mallet which is only a few miles away from me, I always wait in anticipation for the show. The collection was sadly, not as colourful as I hoped it would be, considering it's for SS not AW. Aside from that though, I do like it. The structure of the pieces are very precise, smart and flattering. I adore the two-piece co-ord bottom left and the chunky sandal shoes are amazing!
What has been your favourite collection from this season?