Tag: LFW FW11

fall collections, london: aquascutum

a focus on structure was emphasized through masculine concepts through the FW11 aquascutum collection in london. khaki tones were balanced with bold uses of orange & blue while soft neutrals were balanced with tones of grey & navy. fur was used as an accent throughout the collection as more relaxed concepts were presented with beautiful styling of multi-layered looks. i love how modern yet refined, casual & yet sophisticated the pieces come off. structured coats were seen alongside two tone pants, paneled skirts, ankle boots & dramatic design lines allowed those concepts to shine even greater. from warm tones to a cooled palette finale, i really like the direction taken by creative director joanna sykes, this season. tremendous style is presented throughout the collection through beautifully execution & mindfully sharp concepts.

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fall collections, london: pringle of scotland

clare waight keller, creative director of pringle of scotland, presented a beautiful fall collection that capitalized on structured style & quintessential glamour pieces of the season. a cool set of greys was seen at the entrance of the set, accents of blue made slight cameos throughout. as the collection progressed, patterns shifted their way through the set as use of fur began to take center stage. rich caramel toned coats added clean & classic appeal, resulting in a perfect balance given the collections hard pressed use of prints. the caramel tones transformed into a set of chocolate twill tones as butterscotch colored  fur was seen alongside a mixed fur piece of black & grey fur, eventually leading to the final tone of the collection palette, red. i loved the color story & the thoughtful elements that allowed each look to be seen singularly while still fitting cohesively. strong direction.

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fall collections, london: marios schwab

feminine elegance was presented by way of marios schwab for the fall season in london for show season. a refined palette of red, yellow, navy, maroon & green was showcased as forms of structure were lightly introduced from one look to the next. innovative use of leather was adapted to more ethereal textiles which provided a beautiful use of contrast between hard elements & soft. glossed puffed coats strolled the runway as use of satin was added to leather- allowing modernized styles to bleed through uncontrollably. i love the collections approach to simplified style & really love each piece from fit to concept. thoughtful details were seen as bold tones danced against warm neutrals & white. strong collection of modern classicality.

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fall collections, london: erdem

an artistic interpretation of fall prints was seen for the FW11 erdem collection at london fashion week. dark pieces were accented with magenta & blue print that resembled textures of tweed & floral print. the styles presented within the collection were kept simple, given the fact that the imagination was able to become ignited at even a quick glance. i loved the interpretation of floral print particularly & found relativity to paint in what was created. a wide range of styles was seen with slight variations of print used throughout, allowing the collection to sail smoothly between tones while never lacking cohesion. a strong set of beautifully thoughtful pieces is seen here; great direction & strong skill demonstrated in execution. i cannot wait to see this editorially.

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fall collection, london: mary katrantzou

structured, printed, chic complexity was presented by mary katrantzou for the FW11 season at london fashion week. an outrageously imaginative fusion of printed textiles was created for the womenswear collection & not only was i impressed but i came away feeling intensely inspired. i love all things of structure & those elements were clearly defined within this set this season; from dramatic gowns to modernized dresses, satin was the headling textile used adding sophistication to the otherwise wild designs. bows, flowers & even gold fish all made cameos in the collections miraculously wide ranged set of prints. as a clear statement & declaration of design, i love the collection entirely & greatly applaud the execution of each look & interpretation of vision. in transcending fashion to register as works of art- this collection is everything i seek in terms of pushing the creative envelope. an incredibly beautiful set & well balanced collection of fresh design. insanely ill.    

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fall collections, london: david koma

predominantly black designs with futuristic details were presented in london by david koma. revealed on the runways of london fashion week, i admired the direction taken & the bold choice in concepts for this season. as many other collections in both new york & london have demonstrated, bold contrasts will be a large trend come fall/winter later this year. in an effort to represent that trend, the koma fall womenswear collection presented a range of looks accented by multi-colored shot of fur slight use of screened print. while some concepts come off as cheap more than they do innovative, the direction & overall power of the collection, regarding style, was well developed & greatly translated. leather & construction methods were seen in the collection which added to the fashion forward value of this set.

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fall collections, london: christopher kane

intricate knitting techniques were seen from the christopher kane label this season at london fashion week. interesting concepts were presented as knitwear was given liquified necklines & design accents, allowing any form of design expectation to be shattered. im particularly impressed with kane’s ability to create completely different things from season to season; most designers find an area of concentrated strength & then capitalize up on it. as imagination ruled the collection, the liquified necklines were soon added to a spree of little black dresses, in a wide range of cuts, designs & styles. use of metallic details & sheer textiles allowed the collection to take on an innovative direction, unseen by any other label this season. as one of the most outstanding shows, purely based on excitement to see what will be presented; this season was successful in it’s cohesive presentation. strong direction & creative concepts were seen, allowing kane to further solidify his place in design.

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