London Fashion Week 2015 - My Favourite Designer Collections
Fashion Week has already occurred in New York as models such as Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevigne flaunted the new and upcoming fashion that designers wish to see us wearing in the next seasons.
All of us eager british fashionistas have been hungrily anticipating London Fashion Week (AW15) which we are currently in the midst of (20-24th February 2015) and keeping up to date with shows and new trends has been extremely exciting.
I wanted to share in this post some of my personal highlights so far from the Autumn/Winter 2015 collections from the vast array of designers with so many beautiful ideas.
Michael van der Ham
It is apparent that the inspiration of nature underpins this collection and is mostly represented through floral patterns in the embroidery or the fabric. The first picture combines two patterns, bringing two different fabric designs together to create a busy outfit, but toned down with subdued shades. I love the second dress because the transparent purple material (I suspect is either tulle or organza) creates a light, 'floaty' effect which evokes the movement of a flower in the wind. To take a look at Michael's shoe collection and a video of the show, click HERE.
Mother Of Pearl
The founder of 'Mother of Pearl', Maia Norman is said to have a strong connection with the art world and this is represented very clearly through this collection, I feel. The two pictures above show the very intricate designs of the fabrics, which have a very 'art nouveau' feel to them. The clothes have a rich sense of class and a very sheer, finished look which makes it look well rounded and polished, as a collection and that is why it stood out for me. To explore the 'Mother Of Pearl's' catwalk appearance at LFW, click HERE.
Again, the theme of nature has been definitely explored here. I was astounded by the such intricate detail and beauty of the garments. I notices a reoccurring theme with interesting necklines, with most of them displaying essences of mandarin/ruff neckline designs. The brand 'Erdem' is said to be synonymous with versatile yet powerful femininity and I agree with this profusely. The craftsmanship here is so beautifully intricate and a wide range of textile ideas have been explored, mixing delicacy with boldness. Find out more about this collection HERE.