Sunday, 16 September 2012
LFW... Day 2
Daks started day 2 of London Fashion Week in style. The show started with whites, delicate fabrics, soft lines, then a glimpse of that trademark check, textured fabrics, sheer and finished with leather pieces.
The collection was inspired by Hemingways The Old Man and the Sea. It was youthful and coud be described as fisherman chic. With pinafores, double breasted blazers, gingham-yuck and thank god we finally see some floral. I was getting worried it wasn't going to feature next year. I love floral prints and dont think I could live with out a little bit.
I was really looking forward to this collection and wasn't disappointed. Knowing that the duo are collaborating with high street plus size favourite Evans and that you can grab a bargain past season item from your local TKMaxx makes this designer a favourite.
This collection was inspired by 12 year old Suzy Bishop from film Moonrise Kingdom style. And the jelly sandals gave that young sense. However that was where the youthfulness stopped. With sheer pussy bow blouses, sheer lace dresses, stripes and understated tartan.
The models at Jasper Conran strutted their stuff down the grassy catwalk barefoot with neon flowers in the background. It linked to the playfulness of some of the pieces. Like the ace of spades dress and cherry print skirt. Bringing Americana to the British Isles. There were stripes, sequins, bright colours, patchwork and denim for the first time on the Jasper Conran runway.
The main piece being a patchwork quilt dress.
This collection was dominated by leather, white and cut out parts folded to create patterns with the fabric. Giving this collection a futuristic feel.
This LA inspired collection featured cut away dresses, 3D roses, circuls, bubblegum colours, embellished plastic pieces, clashing of colours. Accessorised with big round sunglasses and espadrille pumps. A real 60s vibe.
With the likes of Gemma Arteton and Jodie Kidd on the front row.
You couldn't miss the safari theme in this collection. There was also lemon hues, stripes, high necklines, delicate foldings, cut away pieces.
Newbie shoe designer really made a mark on day 2 of fashion week. The collection called Welcome to the Dollhouse showed off the pieces in a barbie style toy boxes. The shoes could be described as a tropical aztec. Full of fun.
Showing us volume.
House of Holland
Vibrant colours, prints and embellishment. True chic.
Moschino Cheap and Chic
Bright colours, big collars, trouser suits, trainers and pineapples thrown in for good measure.
The collection is all about the fun. It was London 1970s style.
Next spring/summer is shaping up to be vibrant tropical tailored season. With lots of leather too. If you dont have a white trouser suit next spring you are so not on trend. The trouser suit is looking to be the key piece of the season. And what a classic piece to own in your wardrobe.