Friday, October 3, 2014

LFW Runway in Review

Move over New York! It's time for our London Fashion Week in Review! Although it is one of the shorter fashion weeks, London didn't disappoint this season and was filled with lots of excitement and whimsy. Many parallels could be seen between the New York and London runways but a few adventurous new trends also emerged.

LFW took a slightly different approach to New York's Oversized Geometrics trend. Hunter, Peter Pilotto, and Preen focused on thick asymmetrically placed stripes in bright color combinations that give a clean sporty vibe while still retaining the fun youthful energy that London is known for. On the other hand, Jonathan Saunders and Toga stuck to large pieced shapes with soft edges and interesting placements. However you interpret it, these bold shapes are here to stay!

Designers (left to right)- Matthew Williamson, Holly Fulton, Julien Macdonald, Temperly London, Holly Fulton

NYFW's Geo Tribe trend also got a funky spin in London. The eccentric Holly Fulton used shiny triangles to create interesting tribal motifs and Matthew Williamson gave it his signature twist with lots of added texture. Julien Macdonald and Temperly London took a more sophisticated approach with dark tonal shapes for a polished look.

Designers (left to right) - Giles, Tom Ford, Emilio de la Morena, Felder Felder, Wayne

Stylish Londoners love their animal prints and this season brought some dramatic new takes on these classic skins. Giles and Emilio de la Morena updated their leopard prints by using geometric cut outs for an edgy graphic look.  Tom Ford and Felder Felder turned to texture and bright candy pastels to spice up their skins. Either way you render it, these prints are sure to bring out your wild side!

Designers (left to right) - Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Mulberry, Preen Line, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

No one mixes prints quite like the Brits! This season the print mix masters behind Preen showed off their skills in both of their collections by proving that putting everything but the kitchen sink in a print (if done properly) can be oh so effortlessly cool. Mulberry also showed us a softer side of this seasons never ending geo trend by weaving in a delicate floral print. 

Please check out our Spring 2015 Pinterest Board for all of this seasons best runway prints and check back soon when move on to Milan!

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