Little mouse, little mouse where have you been?
I’ve been to London to visit the Queen.
From the coveted New York Fashion Week, I took a trip over to England for London Fashion Week. While models and fashionistas checked-in at airports, I did my checking-in online to see what the British had to offer. Compared to the other major fashion cities like New York, Milan and Paris, London is not very known for sleek splendour designs. Therefore London can be considered the underdog of the major fashion capitals as they tend to take a more comical theatrical approach to fashion.
However that outlook on fashion is changing, as some designers over the last few years have been adding versatility to their collections as the public is looking to buy wearable designs. But there were still those traditional designers and this lead to a mixture of tastes showcased in the collections with strong pop, prim and punk influences. At the end of the week it was evident that even though fashion is evolving in England, the designers stayed true to themselves to their tailored roots despite the present evolution of their fashion.
This year, during the various shows of London Fashion Week, tradition looks were still holding onto the throne but it was quite clear that there were strong trends going around. There were plenty of black and white designs going around, designers opted for the relaxed loose-fit, flowing look and even though there were many bold prints. However most designs had a minimalism look approach showing that sometimes less is more. Here are some looks that were trending amongst the designers:
Temperley London, Osman, Heohwan Simulation
Fashion Fringe, Yifang Wan, Emilio de la Morena
Julien Macdonald, Temperley London, Willow
Simone Rocha, J Js Lee, Christian Blanken
Jean-Pierre Braganza, Paul Smith, Jasper Conran
Das, Vivienne Westwood, Maria Grachvogel
Tom Ford, Julien Macdonald, Das
Maria Grachvogel, Mary Katrantzou, Antoni
Louise Gray, Belle Sauvage, Jean Pierre Braganza
Ekaterina Kukhareva, Michael van der Ham, Peter Pilotto
John Roca, Giles
Dans la Vie, Phillip Treachy
Meadham Kirchhoff, Hellen Van Rees
The British designers did impress me and are proving they are a force to be reckon with. So I’m signing off from London with love and heading over to Milan.