When it comes to Antonio Berrardi, you can expect the unexpected. For this latest collection, designs included box suits with serious embellishment and floral prints, royal vibrant colours, texture, structure, lace, shine and everything in between. And with over 40 looks, this was definitely one of my favourite shows.
I’ve always been a fan of Erdem designs; they’re classy, sexy, dark & elegant all at the same time. Floral appliqué, embellishment, embroidery in flirty materials with ruffles and peekaboo cut outs, this collection nailed it from open to close.
Michael van der Ham
The Dutch designer showcased a great collection during LFW, turning out shades of black, blue, pewter and even a hint of yellow embellished with creative sequins, ruffles, patchwork and mesh overlays, as well as mixing textures and fabrics in one piece.
Following the death of legendary Professor Louise Wilson, Christopher Kane’s collection took on a different style, in an ode to his late mentor and an ode to the past in the present. Ropes & cords were a central theme throughout, as were the colours of wine red, navy and white that channeled his old school’s uniform. The collection was sophisticated but still breathtaking; especially with the powder blue section making a stamp before the rope & corded sheer eveningwear that closed the show.
The Tom Ford show is always one I look forward to, as do many of his fans. For this collection, it was all about rock & roll, dark hues, sexy cut outs, voluminous shaggy hair and plenty of eyeliner. Shimmer & shine were also present and the tailored looks are always a highlight of the Tom Ford show, and he did not disappoint there either.
The Issa show featured fun & flirty motifs like the artistic organza in black & white, colour blocking in boxy styles, animals on prints and floral appliqué. The collection featured a minimal amount of colour though it did stand out beuatifully against the monochrome with over 30 looks in the total show.
What started off with pink & white geometric prints turned into an explosion of sultry animal patchwork printed gowns, before muting into simple textured pieces, playful paw prints and then back into intricate laser cut dresses. It was a show like no other with so much going on that we were all at the edge of our seat. An amazing show for sure!
The Peter Pilotto Spring show was probably one of the most colourful I’ve ever seen; there wasn’t a single monochrome look in sight. Abstract prints & patterns dominated the collection, with gilets and jackets over dresses, two-pieces and asymmetrical-cut skirts most popular on the catwalk. I also adore the barely-there makeup & straight styles on the models emphasizing the fashion even more.
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