FASHION WEEK: LONDON FASHION WEEK RTW FAVORITES
With London Fashion Week over and Paris Fashion Week about to start, we wanted to narrow down the favorites we had of this years SS15. This seasons RTW collections surely did not disappoint. With contemporary, classic, and innovative styles – on and off the runway – this season supplied plenty of unconventional trends we were hungry for.
SALONI – Ready-to-wear
If you’re a fan of Solange Knowles – elevator beefing Knowles – you’d agree that Saloni’s SS15 reminded you of the @saintrecords songstress. Inspired by Central Asia prints and textiles, Saloni Lodha created pieces in Bokhara prints, pastel slips, and vibrant quilted shorts. Saloni first launched her eponymous collection back in 2008. As she continues to draw inspiration from her heritage subtly, each of her collections have effortlessly translated it into the modern cosmopolitan trends we love know and love today.
TOM FORD – Ready-to-wear
The American brand went in the direction of a dark plight – a first within its spring/summer collection archives. Playing up several black ensembles reminiscent of the grunge spirit, the collection channeled the late nineties look filtering in the ambience and keeping the edge. With sheer hold-ups and platform clogs stopping down the runway, Ford set the mood straight in his army of sequined harnesses, satin bra cups, and chiffon ensembles.
ANYA HINDMARCH – Ready-to-wear
The movement of Anya Hindmarch not only gave her viewers a 360 degree of her show, the ground of the runway actually started to shift! As models hit the floor hard in white boiler suits – to not distract away from Anya’s new IT bags – it created an runway experience that left whispers in the room high. Inspired by her own childhood, her new selection of arm friends were made in leather and decorated with vibrant and bold colors.
MARCHESA – Ready-to-wear
Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig brought a mix of sophistication and bohemian style in their presentation. Channeling a Hollywood vibe along with their patent London aesthetic, the collection was nothing less than amazing. Each of the ensembles had a conversation: a message. Speaking in a sophisticated tongue with sparkle and glamour, Marchesa’s RTW for SS15 brought soft rock to perfection.
ERDEM – Ready-to-wear
Someone has been dreaming of a whimsical forestland. This season, the British brand opted for a collection that was very much inspired by a woodland fantasy amongst verdant vines. Rivaling between ethereal and melancholic moods, the collection’s embroideries were breathtaking in detail. The ensembles not only brought forward a historic yet sweet appeal, it showcased Erdem’s refined skills in working with emerald/forest green, ochre, and brown hues. Erdem has been a crowd favorite to high profile celebrities such as Marion Cotillard, Kiera Knightley, and Yasmin Le Bon.
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