Like Sunday, Monday (or day four) of London Fashion Week was packed full of designers I love! Erdem, Antonio Berardi, Roksanda Illincic, Peter Pilotto and Giles Deacon. All worn by the rich and famous on red carpets all over the world, I’m thrilled to say they didn’t disappoint!
Antonio Berardi’s collection was divine with some real show stopping pieces, I love his use of gold and royal blue in these deep rich satin fabrics. Antonio is yet another designer opting for asymmetric hems and in his case necklines too, and these asymmetric hems over the top of the trousers forming almost a reverse train!
There certainly seems to be a definitive direction towards bright bold colours for the forth coming season, which I’m thrilled about as Winter is so drab and dark why add to it with your clothes. Embrace the colour and go bold I say!
Roksanda Illincic is loved and worn by celebrities and royalty alike, you’ll recognise the name as the Duchess of Cambridge is a big fan. Her heavy woven dresses teamed with sheer under garments may not be to everyone’s taste, they may even be a bit of a nightmare to wash truth be told, but for a catwalk piece they are striking.
Erdem, like Roksanda Illincic and Mary Katrantzou, are clearly marking the path for bright bold outer garments as Erdem also shows these beautifully printed coats. Purples, Pinks and Mauves are another recurring colour theme too, the Erdem collection again feels very Oriental with the pretty detailing within the prints.
I really like the shape of this dress and the pattern is gorgeous, generally the detail is vertical which will elongate you. The deep v will minimise bigger boobs and the shape of the skirt is best suited to those with shape to their hips.
More laser cut leather, double leather this time, but unlike double denim you definitely have to match your leathers.
Peter Pilotto is worth a mention too, his collection featured clean lines with a sixties feel to the shapes and patterns and more assymetric hem and necklines these two are my absolute favourites.
Giles by Giles Deacon brought the drama and edge to the closing sessions of London Fashion Week, his collections are getting more red carpet coverage these days due to his Game of Thrones girlfriend Gwendoline Christie (the tall blonde female bodyguard, you know the one) and rightfully so.
Any of my favourites from his collection could feature on the red carpet, there are more pieces I loved but this blog would be too long if I featured them all.
In short Giles took inspiration from what I can only decribe as Gothic Victoriana, the pieces I’ve featured I love because of their print, shapes and texture. And the last one is just for the drama!
In conclusion I think asymmetric hem lines, bright bold print coats, fringing, monochrome and bright bold florals are my trends to keep an eye out for next season.
Bravo London Fashion Week you didn’t disappoint.
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