SS15 London Best collections in my opinion are Here !
If you were wondering how it was at London Fashion Week.
If every fashion week had a personality, London would basically be the Evel Knievel, wearing a sequined Elvis inspired suit and riding a motorcycle over the Thames.
London Fashion Week will always be the daredevil or the risk-taker, among all the fashion weeks. It’s where we see some of the most exciting clothes!
She is not just a print designer. She has an ambition to offer a wardrobe. She always experiments with sequins and new silhouettes like suits and gowns. Her collections are both sophisticated and youthful enough to be a huge retail success. For SS15 London she pushed herself to find another theme for her collection: geology, the shifting of tectonic plates and the beginnings of life on earth. She began her fashion show with tailoring in sand and khaki, sweeping vests and coats inserted with graceful fan-pleating. She finished with the luxurious and extraordinary elaborate party dressing she’s known for. The best thing about investing in Katrantzou clothes is the fact you can be sure you are the only one wearing it.
Antonio Berardi addresses to the needs of those ladies for whom evening wear is not an occasional extravagance but a near obligation. Berardi collections are for real fashionista’s who needs diverse and daring options for galas, cocktail parties and fashion events.
His collections are under the name of “opulence” and “turbulence” to underscore the glamour of colors and glittering beads put together. His beautiful floor-grazing chiffon gowns with crystals keeps Berardi at the top of SS15 London glamour collections.
Erdem is a master of outfitting the modern elegant woman. He always produces collections that are feminine and forward thinking and this season was a special triumph. A brilliant Victorian botanical collection who sent us off to the jungle or to all those exotic places that we dreamed for. These beautiful sensitive dresses grew out from exploration and long study of what girls want to wear and how they want to wear it. The more he concentrates on his own way of seeing and not worry about “fashion,” the better he gets. His SS15 London collection is very detailed and accurate, balancing the romantic volumes of his skirts with black oxfords or cross-laced flat Roman sandals, made in collaboration with Nicholas Kirkwood.
It was a refreshing and modern fashion show, at a level that could rival any respectable Paris couture house.
Christopher Bailey has learned to tell his story in a big and bold way, at the hyper speed of today’s tech-driven world. For SS15 London fashion week the story is about fragile and delicate dresses put together with utilitarian denim jackets or trench coats painted with flora and fauna illustrations. With this, Bailey offered his color blocked sandals or immaculate white sneakers. The message is that
Everything Looks Better With Sneakers These Days!
The conclusion is that the British way of dressing means something vintage, something sporty and something with a street vibe!
THE words to take away from David Koma‘s show notes were “easy”, “sporty” and “softness”. The designer wants all the women to feel more happier and relaxed in his clothes this summer. He played a little with supple textures and relaxed silhouettes, exploring a new found nonchalance. He layered various shades of color together with geometric patterns with delicate lines and fabrics. The staple items of his collection are those body-con dresses with diaphanous hems, which will not disappoint his loyal buyers.
Victoria Beckham just opened her first store, on Dover Street in London. She was known initially for her form-fitting dresses but now she’s working methodically to extend her repertoire well beyond her formula for cocktails and events.
Her SS15 London collection is neat, long and lean like always. Coats and coat dresses in natural beige, rib-knit dresses and jersey skirts, pantsuits and at the end summer floral prints. She like the idea of an eclectic uniform for women of her own generation. She’s always thinking beyond the catwalk to the needs of her customers and how her clothes are made and fits. Beckham is not the kind of lady who thinks fashion should be totally esoteric.
It’s got to be sexy, too, no?
The British famous brand couldn’t missed the sporting vibe that took away the runways this season.
Topshop Unique started with skinny ribbed cycling jerseys and graphic sweatshirts in primary colors. Models came out carrying glossy bags that had a retro athletic vibe and played into the vibrant British youth movement of the seventies.
A seventies mood has been in the air since fashion month started so the boy-meets-girl attitude is on. Pleated skirts and frilly shorts with nylon bomber jackets spoke to the way stylish young Londoners are mixing and matching men’s and women’s clothes.
Last year Thomas Tait won the inaugural LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize with his subversive take on sportswear. With such hardcore backing (300,000 euros) he invited us to an unexpected and exciting evening wear for SS15 London fashion week. A special shout-out for the wildest accessory of the day: Nicholas Kirkwood’s fetishistic, paint-daubed rubber cuissarde boots.
Mr. Ford has bounced around the fashion week location scene, showing first in Milan when he was at Gucci and then in Paris when he was at the helm of Yves Saint Laurent . Now he’s decided on SS15 London collection to show his eponymous line. This season Ford’s collection was sexy, kinky with tousle-haired, smoky-eyed rock chicks, mostly in black, with flares and giant seventies glam-rock platform clogs, to boot.
Eroticism and perversity were featured with golden mini dresses with metal pasties placed over naked breasts and long black evening dresses banded with beaded bondage straps. He is trying to cover the high nineties again, reclaiming the territory, because now the young designers are quoting those times.
Anyway Ford is still the best with his experience of a luxury-level designer.
If there’s anyone who should rightfully bring sexy back, he’s the man!
He is a designer who look deep into himself and come back with a configuration of ideas, emotions and skills that are acceptable beginnings of original fashion.
Kane is all about clothes that walk a line between normal, everyday wear and the eye stretching unusual. With this SS15 London collection, he navigated further toward a mature phase in which luxury and practicality are both considered.
Matthew Williamson collection was inspired by the colorful optimism of Helvin’s heyday.
Models came down the runway with big, bouncy waves, ruffled skirts and silk collared shirts unbuttoned almost to the navel. Williamson is known to have a soft spot for tropical prints and exotic flora and fauna, found also on his SS15 London collection.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
The SS15 London Collection is about a hot, rocking crew of hip-hop tribal girls!
Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi drew upon for spring the late eighties and early nineties. When you see their girls passing by in asymmetric-hemmed and breezy dresses, you would dream of dancing in it.
Emilia Wickstead is already a favorite at the Ascot Races and other occasions at which royalty or aristocracy is likely to be present. She is always showing a Duchess-friendly collection on her runway.
For the rest of her clients she come up with a conservative formal dressing, with all-in-one Bermuda and short suits to next summer’s weddings and garden parties, without worrying about dramatically slit skirts showing plenty of leg for evening. But it’s very interesting how Wickstead takes risks with her see through and nude fabrics that wouldn’t be a first choice to wear to a formal event where grannies might be present. Especially if one of them happens to be Her Majesty the Queen.
The SS15 London collection is fresh, young, clean, tight and modern, focused on more day wear, core pieces and loads of very versatile separates. Alice Temperley was inspired by color and print from very naughty Japanese paintings, woodblock prints, surreal sea creatures and lots of mixing of layers and kimono references.
The Temperley girl is more relaxed now with a very sexy attitude!
WHO doesn’t like a bit of sensual linen on a Sunday morning?
It’s cool and comfortable and everything a lazy weekend should be!
Margaret Howell pulled it off this season with something more autumnal in 50 Shades of Grey, navy, beige and black. It is a shorts heavy collection, naughty and boyish with little bikini tops among oversized bomber jackets.
Is a Brazilian designer known for his sophisticated and alternative take on knitwear, producing silhouettes and garments not so typical and traditional.
Today he played with the idea of a “temporary reality” and an imaginary line that cut the outfits in half. This train of thought continued for more slit knits, toga T-shirts and sophisticated sarongs, while sheer pieces brought an added layer of sensuality.
Julien Mac Donald
All his collections has a high-wattage glamour and glitz presented by skin-tight, floral-appliquéd pencil dresses with transparent tulle inserts and cobweb-knit tops that were as sexy as could be.
Mirror mosaics, feathers and thousands of tiny crystals featured heavily are showing that Mac Donald has no intention of abandoning his style any time soon. But then why would he?
It’s what everybody queued to see.
FROM sunset to sunrise was the idea Barbara Casasola had in mind for her SS15 London collection. The Brazilian designer became in January the youngest guest designer to show at Pitti Uomo. She’s definitely doing something right, preferring to play quietly and controlled in the background.
Warm tones like oranges and reds and then bronze glitter for fitting dresses and midi skirts, are worn nicely with high necks on top. Sunny pleats fanned out into maxi skirts, knits above them and gently oversized tailoring.
I hope to be there in September for another one week of amazing fashion shows!