London town always had and will have my heart….forever! It is my favorite city in the world and no place else has taken away from it so far. The culture, the history, the stories and the fashion always fascinate me in ways that no other city has. It is no surprise that fashion week in this town has always been special for me. Fortunately I was able to attend the last two London Fashion Weeks, however this year, sat in India I waited with bated breath to see what the designers had in-store.
It was kind of hard to follow each and every designer and get a run-down in time, so I closely followed Tom Ford, Burberry, Topshop Unique, J W Anderson, House of Holland and Peter Pilloto.
Burberry Prorsum won my vote for various reasons. The show space was covered in colorful Flowers and Insects -motifs, representing the sounds of London during spring-summer. They had burst of bold colors echoing in their collection. Natural radiant skin with a hint of pale eye shadow and ruby red lips was the look. I saw a glimpse of aqua green nails, which will be the color of the next season.
The brand showcased their signature outerwear in vibrant colors and prints. Hand printed trench coats, Mini Bee bag in Horseferry check with vibrant hues, and color block flats was what won my heart! The show was closed by Suki Waterhouse (famed girlfriend of Bradley Cooper)
The front saw the likes of, Mario Testino, Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss, Paloma Faith, Anna Wintour, Poppy Delevingne, Cat Deeley and our very own Bollywood hottie Anushka Sharma.
Tom Ford went all out with the high Heels and stockings, and hemlines low, almost non-existent; It was a typical Tom Ford collection. Dark, daring, provocative and sexual.
Peter Pilotto’s spun his magic with geometric shapes, leaf motifs and 3D flowers. Asymmetry was in abundance, especially in his color-block dressed and skirts along with sequins. He created a 1970s inspired hippie vibe with high-waisted bellbottoms and dresses with macramé straps covered by a layer of multicolored triangles and circles.
Stripes, another trend spotted last week in New York, also make a strong showing here in upbeat color combinations, whether horizontal, vertical or diagonal.
Topshop unique kicked off with sporty tennis dresses, canvas bags, cheer-leader style jumpers and moved on to 1950s style with high-waisted skintight trousers worn with bandeau/ off-shoulder tops. Also seen were v-neck knits worn with frilly shorts. The finale set in with satin and sheer, in jewelled hues mini and micro-mini dresses. The show was open and closed by Cara Develingne.
Tell me about your favourites from London Fashion Week SS15 in the comments below. 🙂