The success of this years London Fashion Week was a testament to London’s place in the international fashion scene. The event saw over a hundred shows set in locations all across London, from Somerset House to East End cathedrals. Designers who are well established as well as ones that are just emerging all played roles in making the week a great success and there were a great many clothes on show.
The week saw many designers experimenting with draping fabrics as well as putting symmetry in a great many of their ranges. The range of collections that were on show were such that there was something for everything and everyone will be able to find something to suit them when the collections come onto the market next spring.
The UK has had a long history in textiles and therefore it comes as no surprise that prints play a big part of the fashion week. Erdem and Christopher Kane had collections that used a great many floral designs and all of these had several applications. The collection by Kane uses aquamarine and copper which had the appearance of poppies.
Erdem used models with deep red lipstick and they were seen wearing the designer’s knee length dresses which were designed with white floral patterns. Other designers took the same idea but used it in more bold ways, moving away from the plain whites and into more exotic colours. Floral prints were a huge part of the show and will be a big hit next spring. Some of the most notable floral graphics were by Holly Fulton whose original graphics were inspiring.
Blue was a colour that was popular pretty much across the board and most designers were using some form of it or another. Margaret Howell were using a great cyan blue in their dresses and shirts and Burberry were seen using darker blues, like navy blue in their collection which featured some pleated skirts. The end of London Fashion Week meant there were some excellent one off shows and the fashion show by Beyonce’s label, House of Dereon was a huge hit with celebrities and the fashion elite.