September 24, 2013
Best of London Fashion Week Spring 2014
In fuzzy feminine florals, girlish pleats, major Harry Styles sightings and yes, digi prints, London Fashion Week has proved its hot-appeal once again. London isn’t New York, so I'm not referring to subtle minimalism. Here's my edit of the best shows this season.
1. Burberry Prorsum
Who doesn't love the warm pastel shades, polka dots and lace pairing here? While sheer pastel lace pencil skirts seem the perfect wardrobe essential this season, consider a floral applique fold-over clutch as a must-have bag this spring.
2. Christopher Kane
This collection is presented in a way that Christopher Kane was describing both flowers and the female body part using blooms as a metaphor. A cross between science, psychedelia and an all-new take on florals, translated in midi length pleated A-line skirts, sophisticated suit jackets as well as ankle grazing slip dresses and spiced up with a couple of slogan sweats, a sprinkling of crystal.
3. Mary Katrantzou
Floral prints, 3D blooms and pretty applique botanicals brought lawn borders to the catwalk this season. Mary Katrantzou's jewel encrusted 3D posies are the best thing ever. The celebrated print master let footwear details incorporate her designs, rendering them in her acclaimed digital prints.
4. Antonio Berardi
Antonio Berardi had a love affair with pink for Spring 2014. He obviously works his slender silhouettes season after season with the same desire for perfection in the cuts, fabrics and detail.
There are plenty of red carpet favorite asymmetric-hemmed dresses, rippling crimson chiffon trains and trouser suits with impeccable tailoring. Clearly asymmetric skirt hems paired with sweaters prove that it can also work for a modern take on cocktail dressing.
He may not be one of today's mainstream designer names that'll ring a bell, but here comes my new favorite designer, Osman Yousefzada. He called his spring/summer 2014 collection “a meeting of nostalgia and modernism” inspired by the “dusty grandeur of Indian palaces”.
He definitely brings out classic but interesting clothes, which I really like. With already draping his designs from the likes of Amber Heard, Emily Watson, Selena Gomez, and Beyoncé – it’s only time until you start seeing and hearing more of Osman on the red carpet.
Images from various sources.