London Fashion Week came to an end this week and I'd been keeping up with all the shows during the weekend, so I decided to put together my favourite shows/looks for you all! I love fashion week- whether it's London, New York, Paris- wherever. One of my goals in life is to attend all of them in one year.. Ambitious, I know! I'm secretly hoping to get to LFW next February as it would be perfect timing after my mock exams, but I'll definitely have to stat putting by some money now if I am. I know fashion week isn't for everyone, but even the idea of it makes me smile. The eccentric streetstyle, celeb spotting, and of course, the endless list of designers showcasing their work- it can't get much better than that. For now, I'm stuck with watching the shows online!
[all images from style.com]
Ashish, by Ashish Gupta, is a favourite among bloggers for it's quirky past collections. This season was no different! There was quite a sporty vibe with loose shapes, and some late 80's inspiration can be seen in the oversized denim, like the look on the left. There were sequins galore, and the fluffy shoes are super Clueless-esque- love love love! Ashish are definitely not for the quiet, as this collection shouts glitter and bold colours.
Before this season, Felder Felder weren't really a brand I had much interest in, nor had I heard a lot about them. However, after this beautiful S/S collection, I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for them in the future. Not only were the pieces extremely gorgeous, but all the leather pieces were actually faux leather! It's always nice to see designers stray away from using real animal furs/skins, as it's quite a taboo subject in the fashion industry. Fringe, metallics, faux leather and cowboy boots- what more could you want?
I first discovered Julien through his collections for Debenhams as a child, but his runway collections are definitely a big leap from the department store items! This collection was definitely more of the conservative ones for S/S'15, but the dresses were beautiful. The patterns were so intricate and I could definitely see myself wearing one of them for a wedding or special event. The dresses were very structured, and sleek but as you can see above they are just so ladylike and lovely!
Oh, Marchesa. One of absolute favourite collections this season- I adored every piece. There was a strong 70's vibe throughout, and the floral applique screams 'fairtytale' to me. I read a comment that said it was like 'rock-n roll gypsy fashion' and I couldn't agree more- that sentence just sums up the entire collection! Everything was super romantic and free looking, and I could imagine myself running through the fields of Oz in that dress on the left- no lie.
Sibling are another brand I'll admit I'd never really noticed before, but what can I say- wow! I love mixing textures, and that's what this whole collection was all about. The oversized bows add a bit of whimsicality to the catwalk, and the slogan tees are very urban and modern. This was overall a very brave and fun collection and I applaud Sibling's Joe Bates for that. The second look on the left is something I'll definitely be taking inspiration for next Spring!
Overall, it seems a lot of brands decided to take a fun twist on Spring/Summer fashion for next year, and it was refreshing to see some of them move away from pastels and floral prints. ("Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.."). I was super excited to see metallics make a return, and I'm also loving the floral applique look. Roll on Spring 2015!