Different city, different spirit, different fashion shows. :) Every metropole has a special atmosphere...So what are the influences that made London so different, dippy and wild? And now I do not mean rainy weather! :P 50ties swing replaced 60ties flower power, then a period of punk and rock came to the streets... This mix of everything at its top changed typical english city to a international metropole with typical style. :)
Burberry Prorsum - for me Burberry means real spirit of London, because what else would a London women wear in a rainy day rather than a typical Burberry trench? This season Christopher Bailey printed them but earthy neutral colors stayes. I personally admire transparent and clustered pencil skirts.
Erdem - collection of Erdem reminds me film El Labyrento del Fauno (Fauns labyrinth)... Mysterious, dark, but in the end beutiful.
House of Holland - Henry Holland is one of the few fashion designers these days, who actually seems to make clothes with young people in mind.
Christopher Kane - unusual shapes and materials inspired from army patterns to elegant swirls of Art Nouveau, that was the new collection of Christian Kane. Look quite different but still spectacular.
John Rocha - John Rocha says about himself he is an old-fashioned man, so his collection may seem little bit out-of-time mood. But according to me, silhouettes and materials are very fresh! :)
L'Wren Scott - luxury materials, slim silhouettes = very feminine. I have nothing more to say.
Matthew Williamson - Williamson is full of surprises. In this season he replaced his typical crazy and wild patterns to something more mild and relaxed - geometric tailoring, billowing chiffon and relaxed shapes. Well done! :)
Mochino Cheap & Chic - Mochino is typical italian fashion house, but its branch Cheap & Chic, since it has moved to London, follows rebellious edge. Designers took their inspiration from punk in London, they added little bit of pink and changed "only" punk to couture.
Mulberry - deep emerald and wine tones, tartan, plaid and dogs on the catwalk took me tothe English countryside to have a cup of tea at five.
Paul Smith - quite atypical creations for Paul Smith but I like the graphic design on pants and dress.
Pringle of Scotland - I have never heard about this brand before but I admire simplicity and clean lines.
Temperley London - very wereable models, I had a problem to choose only a few of them. The clean and blowy materials on the one hand and beautiful mild patterns on the other. Very chic! :)
Tom Ford - Tom Ford is well known for his elegant models, but this year he obviously wants to go a little bit crazy! :) Jackets with pearls, shiny stones and flowers matched with the same skirts and boots. Pure craziness, pure happiness...
Topshop Unique - shiny leather skirts, crop tops and sweaters, oversized coats... Models so visually simple with mixed textures. The sparkling pieces were a hihglight, specially those styled casually as daywear.
Vivienne Westwood Red Label - fashion shows by "mother of punk" Vivienne Westwood are always like a "cherry on the top". When you say Britain, Burberry and Vivienne came to my mind immediatelly; both so different but so typical at the same time. It would not be Vivienne Westwood without bit of craziness and shock! :) Models with strange crazy make-up dressed up in surprisingly wereable clothes, mix of the patterns and fabrics, sequined sweaters, crosslinked tights... made a real punk spirit.
All the pictures are from style.com. :)