Wednesday, 21 September 2011

LFW Top Ten

Wow! London Fashion Week came and went so quickly! Following on from New York Fashion Week, we can see more sherbet shades and acid brights, more bold prints and more metallic fabric. Love, love, love! The most surprising repetition of both fashion weeks to me was all the ostrich feathers, seen at Matthew Williamson, Giles, Oscar de la Renta and Prabal Gurung. 

My favourite thing about researching the London Fashion Week shows was reading about all the completely different inspirations. Erdem (who was my favourite as per usual) was inspired by the novel Bonjour Tristesse which is about a teenage girl who spends her summer on the French Riviera with her playboy father as she begins to embrace her womanhood and sexuality. You can really see this character in the collection with Erdem's new sexier angle such as the hot pants with lace side-panelling. 
I also love Mulberry's theme of the British sea-side which includes rain coats and ribbed leggings. It was very humorous to see after such a miserable summer!

Below are some of my favourite looks from London, along with a little summery of each collection.


Mary Katrantzou
Theme: Nature & scrap-yard metals
Colours: Every bright colour of the rainbow!
Details: Printed carnations & tropical fish 

Christopher Kane
Theme: "the girls you hate at school"
Colours: Electric blue, pale grey, pale mint
Details: Brocade & rubber soled sandals

Mulberry
Theme: The British seaside
Colours: Pink, mint & yellows
Details: Jewel encrusted pieces & ribbed tights


Topshop Unique
Theme: Cleopatra
Colours: Gold, black & white
Details: Hieroglyphic prints & gold jewelry

Erdem
Theme: Wedgewood and novel Bonjour Tristesse
Colours: Blues, yellow & white
Details: Lace boater hats & tiny sequins

Matthew Williamson
Theme: Japan
Colours: Burnt orange, greens & pink
Details: Ostrich feathers & beading

Felder Felder
Theme: S&M
Colours: Black, pale green, tan
Details: Leather harnesses & metallic fabric

Basso & Brooke
Theme: Journey from London to Siberia
Colours: Acid brights & grey
Details: V-shaped cut-out backs

Jonathan Saunders
Theme: American fifties housewife
Colours: Pale blue, yellows & greens
Details: Baroque swirls & metallic knits

Giles
Theme: Swans
Colours: White, silver & crimson
Details: Laser-cut leather & ostrich feather headdresses

Did you enjoy the collections at London Fashion Week? Which were your favourites?

Love from Lou Lou