All posts tagged "London Fall"
Tom Ford London Fall 2014
London Fall 2014: Burberry Prorsum, Erdem, Roksanda Ilincic
Burberry: Christopher Bailey delivered a fantastic collection of his take on bohemian chic with The Bloomsbury Group serving as inspiration this season. The Bloomsbury Group were an influential group of writers, artists, and intellectuals in Britain during the first half of the 20th century. What ensued were the brands' classic trench coats and purses, painted and worn with long painted scarfs belted at the waist. There were big slouchy knits in boho patterns, painted shearling jackets that came cropped or just below-the-knee, and stellar colorfully printed blankets thrown over the shoulders of a cream prairie dress or a pale...
London Fall 2014: Tom Ford, Peter Pilotto, Giles
Tom Ford : Fall chez Ford is spiked with strong lines, deep hues, and that tough-to-attain amalgam of dark edge and imminent wearability. Dark shades of velvet kicked off the showing, paired with equally plush boots, with looks tinged with leather trim and laced-up bodices. The pencil skirt is Furs abounded, unsurprisingly so; what's a Ford collection without a heady dose of luxe? Animal prints made a cameo, on bomber jackets, boots, and sharply-cut coats. A duo of sequined minidresses riffing on Jay Z's song about the designer were kind of questionable, but the return to velvet (this...
London Fall 2014: Christopher Kane, Antonio Berardi, Issa
Christopher Kane: With so many updated references to the past peppering designers' collections, it can seem like there's nary a new idea in dressing to explore. Of course, there are exceptions, and Christopher Kane is one of them. Take, for instance, Kane's dresses for Fall, in shades of black and pale pink, with the models' arms fitted through curving sleeves that looked like sculptures. Then, there was the series of dresses made from shiny nylon windbreaker material that came either with intricate lace hems or lined with fur. Or how about the linear, origami-like folds on the futuristic cocktail...
London Fall 2014: Vivienne Westwood, Jonathan Saunders, Paul Smith
Vivienne Westwood Red Label: Oversized lapels, shoulder pads, geometric motifs, and heart accents. Weâ€™re not talking about the '80s; weâ€™re thinking Vivienne Westwood and her most recent collection for her Red Label. But that wasnâ€™t the only era visited; a nod to ancient Greece came in the form of a rouge sash and a Grecian column applique. The '50s were referenced in a black gown with a round peplum and a crinoline skirt. The references were familiar, sure, but they often felt revamped and modern. A plaid suit, for example, sported a print that gave the illusion of a...
London Fall 2014: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Mary Katrantzou, Matthew Williamson
Preen By Thornton Bregazzi: Preenâ€™s latest fall offering was certainly a mash up of retro-futuristic elements for an interesting, if not confounding effect. Foremost, it appears that fashion has taken a bewildering affinity to a particular science fiction classic, with the likes of Star Wars characters appearing first at Rodarte in New York and now at Preen in London...
London Fall 2013: Roksanda Ilincic, Simone Rocha
Roksanda Ilincic: Commencing with a parade of pinks, Ilincic dabbled in most every textural and silhouette medley imaginable of the hue. Grazing the ankles or calves were the pervading hemlines. On the pinked up front, a slinky sleeveless number in a particularly washed out iteration of the rosy hue, with a long-haired, melon-hued fur framing the shoulders was especially lush. Lightly window-paned grey plaids mingled, too, cut fairly body-con and evoking a bit of the forties. A refreshing dose of mint entered the color repertoire as well, and deliciously so. Standout toppers got trotted out next, in a colorblocked...
London Fall 2013: Erdem, Tom Ford
Erdem: Dark magic for Erdem MoralioÄŸlu this season! As the first few looks portended, sophisticated shades of noir was the overriding aesthetic, with darkly sexy stretches of sheer paneling. The floral-adoring designer didn't abandon his penchant for buds, thankfully. Flora simply got overlaid with said layers of black gauziness. This took shape as abundant iterations of all-black, tinged with sexy detailing (spanning the gamut from lace to eyelet to 3-D rosettes to licks of patent). One particularly poppy field of florals, shaded in purples and sunny yellows, took shape in a trifecta of silhouettes in three consecutive looks (cocktail...
London Fall 2013: Burberry, Christopher Kane
Burberry: The materials that rained down upon Burberry's runway, from ponyhair, neoprenes, and to tassles and metal embellishments, stepped outside the proverbial Burberry box. In particular, rubber sneaked its way onto classic trench coats showing up on sleeves, skirts, and storm flaps as an alternative to leather. Ditto for grommeted tassles on trenches and skirts, which had a lovely feathery effect from the front row. Leopard, giraffe, and zebra ponyhair prints peppered the collection while a silk striped jump suit and a smattering of A-line dresses kept that preppy coolness intact. Another winning mark for London's Christopher Bailey.
London Fall 2013: Thomas Tait, Moschino Cheap and Chic, L'Wren Scott
Thomas Tait: A fast and furious cacophony of futuristic looks, like color blocked nylon and knit dresses in white, black, and grey with blasts of neon, debuted appropriately in a parking lot for Taitâ€™s Fall collection. Racecar driver jumpsuits and leather moto jackets and trenches combined with blade runner-esque leggings added spunk to the sportif collection. Windbreakers also came in neon color blocks or in see-through white layered over tight fitting jumpsuits. As for those toe steppers, we never thought weâ€™d see the day that socks and teva-style shoes made a runway but alas there they were and dare...