London Fashion week has come and gone! The Brits showed off their talents yet again showcasing their spring 2015 collections! So, let’s look back at some of the lovely highlights and top trends that were seen this year on the London catwalks.
- Burberry never disappoints. This season’s collection was an array of astonishing assortments, some including peplum denim jackets with faux shirling, layers of pleated mesh in ombre tones, the classic Burberry trench reworked with sixties prints and tulle waist belts in an earth-inspired color palette. Celebrities flocked to the show, with the likes of Anna Wintour and Olivia Palermo, and faces of the new Burberry campaign, like Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss.
- Marchesa, fashion power house and design duo Marchesa, marked their 10th anniversary at this year’s London Fashion Week. They showcased their S/S 15 collection at one of London’s great architectural sites: the Banqueting House on Whitehall. Brimming with beauty and historical influence, this historic stucture took the pieces on the runway to new heights; the collection included flouncy floral prints, gold lace, rouging, ruffles, brocade and off-the-shoulder organza. This is what fairy tales are truly made of!
- Christopher Kane’s show was polar opposite to his S/S 2014 show, which incorporated prints, pastel colors and slogan sweaters. This collection was sleek, structured, sophisticated and luxurious on all accounts. The fabrics were rich in texture, and the silhouettes were classic in shape, all on a color palette of burgundy, nude, pale blue and black, of course. A silk shift dress with a low-cut v-neck and mesh inserts, as well as a skirt and top set with cut outs, embraced the feminine figure and gave us the feeling that Christopher Kane knows what we want from the modern woman – strength, glamour and sophistication.
- Vivienne Westwood did not shy away from making a political statement through her runway show: expressing her views on Scotland breaking away from the UK in the Referendum on 18th September, 2014. Her models wore ‘yes’ badges down the LFW runway…enough said.
- Tom Ford, a show never to be missed! He truly brought sexy back as his collection showcased a line that was chic black burlesque-like sexiness. Flared trousers also featured in the show, which he proclaims is most flattering for most women’s figures.
- Alexander McQueen’s line this season definitely had a contemporary-floor vibe to the collection. The silhouettes were straightforward, and the punk attitude was pretty much to be expected, given that the brand’s DNA includes that early Lee McQueen influence. What distinguished the collection was its conceptual tilt, riffing on the DIY ethos of the early ’90s. There was also a very interesting Xerox-look denim, and a foil print that was used throughout the show. The standout pieces here, though, were the shiny metallic leathers – a mirrored silver biker in particular and the sexy knits, which made a quieter yet not insubstantial impact.
We saw may emerging trends this season on the British runways. Let us recap what the London Fashion Week Spring 2015 top trends are to look out for:
1) Chic Chiffons
2) Retro Ruffles
3) Nude and Earth Tones
4) Feminine Fringe
5) Pretty Pleats
6) Lovely Lady in Lilac
7) Metallic Madness
8) Show Your Pretty Panties (Sheer garments made to see panties)
9) Strong Statements (Words Printed on Garment)
10) Dressy Pants! (Feminine Dresses worn over trousers)
Thanks for reading Fashsetters! Don’t forget to read our next blog post coming up with the top highlights and trends from Milan Fashion Week Spring 2015.
As always, stay fashionable, stay fabulous!