London Fashion Week began on Thursday, September 15th and concluded on the 20th. Designers produced a mixture of ideas compared to NYFW where many designers stuck to their signatures. London presented a new twist on fashion for the S/S 2017 collections. Earrings are increasing in size but minimizing in amount as designers like Simone Rocha, J.W. Anderson and Mary Katrantzou featured in their collections with either mismatched or (a) single ornament sized earring(s). The heavy vibe is popular as seen in the use of the statement sleeve in the collections of designers Marques’ Almeida, Simone Rocha, J.W. Anderson and Christopher Kane – puffed and some studded with crystals. The uneven hemline adds to the mismatched phenomenon seen throughout the shows. Designers like Johnny Coca for Mulberry featured jagged hems while Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi for Preen featured various hemline styles. And again, J.W. Anderson captivated fashion lovers everywhere with the use of handkerchief hemlines, as well as cutting linens straight, curving them into an S-shape and leaving the panels to spiral in ombre hues.
BURBERRY The designer focuses on mimicking history using English eccentrics from royalty like Queen Elizabeth I. Christopher Bailey created a relevant Fall 2016 collection of “see now/buy now” clothing featuring artistic layering.
BURBERRY The draping flowing overcoat sets a light tone to a heavy design. The thick yellow chain-strapped bag and beaded belt combined with the gray high socks and chunky sandals strengthens the warmth of the style.
BURBERRY The embellished military jacket is a signature Burberry look with printed pants and a thick-strapped bag. The bell sleeve blouse creates a heavier look elaborating on the details of the military jacket.
DAVID KOMA The single off the shoulder and the mid-skirt slit create a sexy vibe to an otherwise subtle dress. The use of neutral on the skirt gives the illusion of a longer slit. The shoulder embellishments allow for an edgier vibe to a conservative long peplum dress.
ANTONIO BERARDI The conservative design captures the eyes of glamour lovers with the sparkly halter top and fringe lined pants.
VERSUS VERSACE The edginess of the label is found in the dark green turtleneck, black leather mini skirt and strappy sandals. The sexy mesh creates the see-through effect, as it was popular in Milan this season with designers such as Fendi and Pucci.
JOSEPH Featured in the Milan shows, the sleepwear trend appeared relevant in London as well. The relaxed collection was similar to Moschino in style and mimicked the use of color in Versace’s S/S 17 collection.
TEMPERLEY LONDON The use of bright colors encourages the warm tone of the lightly weighed design and the dangling fringe sets a balance for the one shoulder dress.
ISA ARFEN The double tone top of green shades gives an earthy tone, especially with the floral printed cropped pants and neutral sandals. The headband sets a bohemian vibe to the up-and-in-a-bun hairstyle. The white textured wrap creates the warmth necessary to a Fall collection.
PETER PILOTTO Designer Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos traveled to Latin America, Cuba and Peru where they were inspired to feature breezy and vibrant colors and silhouettes of southern hemisphere clothing which includes many unique prints and patterns.
TOPSHOP UNIQUE The immediately available collection featured designs inspired by the New Romantics and punks of the 80s London club scene.
TOPSHOP UNIQUE The combination of floral patterns and girly silhouettes with the rocker vibe results in high ruffles and floral prints paired with leather and some animal prints.
TOPSHOP UNIQUE The punk inspired design includes a collared menswear white blouse, a black patent leather jacket, a gray slit skirt and black heels creating a sexy edgy vibe to modern workwear.
TOPSHOP UNIQUE The black sheer design is off the shoulder and primarily see-through creating a sexy evening dress.
MARY KATRANTZOU The Greek inspired designs featured a peplum ballgown skirt and an embellished three-quarter sleeve black top with sequin doves outlining a mesh-like see-through effect, resulting in sexy chic evening wear.
EMILIA WICKSTEAD Probably the most similar to everyday apparel, the collection has presence as it encompasses wit, quality, and is ultimately chic. The designs have been worn by the Duchess of Cambridge and former British First Lady Samantha Cameron – “High class, call it.” The collection features subtle luxury with light shades and tamed prints. The use of chiffon is elaborate.
EMILIA WICKSTEAD The use of 70s silhouettes was inspired by love hotels in South America during the 1970s – literally, the purpose of people needing a place to hookup. The designer gracefully translated the promiscuous history into a romantic and sheer runway.
EMILIA WICKSTEAD The ruffle-sleeved jumpsuit gives a modern chic twist to the subtle ladylike formula.
ERDEM Inspired by a historical romance, Moralioglu added slits to the shoulders and waists of his fit-and-flare day dresses for subtle “peekaboo” elements, in addition to the pretty prints.
J.W. ANDERSON The use of layering was excessive throughout the collection in both everyday tunics and dresses. The draping of material hanging off the waist creates balance as it counteracts the strapless top and the ombre hues create balance to counteract the uneven hemlines, which has been a long time preoccupation of J.W. Anderson.
J.W. ANDERSON The striped sweater with thick cuffs and an exaggerated rollneck mimics the Elizabethan neck ruffle. The neutral skirt is a compilation of layers with a fringe lining.
J.W. ANDERSON The soft and romantic vibes are evident throughout the collection, especially in the linen placement dress which had been sewn into architectural layers.
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