Last nights blog about Sunday, or day three of London Fashion Week, was becoming a bit long so I decided to split it into two. I’m glad I did as the interpretation of Autumn Winter 2015 by the likes of Mary Katrantzou and Jonathan Saunders is quite different to those designer collections already featured.
Mary featured what can only be described as flippy flamenco style skirts crossed with a bit of Star Trek.. A bizarre description I know but see if yourself, it’s the waistband which prompts the description but there is something I really like about this piece.
I think it’s fun and different, the obvious applies that this will appeal to those with a more dramatic taste when it comes to their clothes as this really is a head turner.
But when you see the same skirt teamed with a jumper, albeit a canary yellow one the look isn’t quite as dramatic. I think it’s an interesting take on the skirt shape, let’s face it we’ve had every variation when it comes to skirt styles so it’s quite nice to have something different but have to admit I’m pleased we’re not going back to the ’80’s RaRa style.
Another lovely yellow piece is this drop waist dress, I love how Mary has taken Brocade a fabric you tend to see in really dark colours making the piece look really heavy, and used two different patterns in the same hue and used the brightest colour she could find to lift this normally gothic fabric.
Finally it wouldn’t be a Mary Katrantzou show without some prints, again Mary has taken another traditional piece like these Duffel coats and given them a fun twist with these beautiful prints. I particularly love this pink/purple one!
I was thrilled to see a move away from the mainly Seventies vibe I’ve been feeling so far through this week, when I saw the Jonathan Saunders show.
If Tom Ford channelled a boyhood love of Barberella in his SS15 show, Jonathan has gone for 1960’s Mods & Quadrophenia with his AW15 collection. I love these very simple shift style dresses and coats, each featuring a little shape at the waist and hips meaning you don’t have to be a stick insect to where them (unlike the models). I especially like the mixing of the checks and the stripes, just always be conscious of horizontal stripes on your bottom half as they will give the appearance of shorter legs and of course will widen your bum.
So what’s been your favourite show or look so far during London Fashion Week? Have you seen any trends that you think you could wear? Any that you think are totally mad and you wouldn’t possible wear it! Comment on my Facebook link or tweet me @stylissimouk
Last but by no means least, the wonderfully bonkers Vivienne Westwood Red Label Collection. While the majority was the afore mentioned mad and slightly bonkers collection, these two pieces are amazing. Probably because they hint at what made Vivienne so well known, the structured shoulders, amazing tailoring and corsetry. In my eyes Miss Westwood you will always be a living legend no matter how bizarre your rants are on social media.