Farhi’s Structured Spring – Nicole Farhi experimented with color and shape for her spring 2012 showing presented during London Fashion Week’s third day. Using bright hues of coral, peppermint green and canary yellow, the Farhi girl is elegant yet eye-catching for the new season with a slicked back ponytail and pink lips. Silhouettes ranged from simple sack dresses to voluminous, full skirts with origami-like shapes.
Unique’s Egyptian Spring – Topshop Unique takes a trip to Ancient Egypt for its spring 2012 collection shown during London Fashion Week. Featuring hieroglyphic prints, gold accents and bandage dresses, the Unique girl stands out from the crowd in gold leaf hair and mid-drift baring tops. The showing also included t-shirts with the late Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra and scarab beetle prints paired with pyramid-shaped bags for a cheeky interpretation of the stylish theme.
Mulberry’s Beach Spring – Mulberry was inspired by a trip to the retro English seafront for its spring 2012 collection shown during London Fashion Week. Pairing sheer dresses with leather jackets, the Mulberry girl is made to be seen with pumped up tresses and neon highlights. Not shy on prints, color blocking, zoo animal patterns and crystal embellishments all made an appearance in a fun display of feminine style.
Saunders’ Spring Palette – With high anticipation, Scottish designer Jonathan Saunders presented his namesake label’s spring 2012 collection with his masterful skills of color and silhouette still in tact. Juxtaposing neon hues of pink, green and yellow with intricate patterns, Saunders used shapes as a canvas this season showing a playful mixture of color in the form of embroidered sheer dresses, lightweight jackets and gradient dyed fabric.
Jaeger’s Day Wear Outing – Jaeger London brought sensible day wear to London Fashion Week with its spring 2012 collection. Models donned side-swept ponytails with coral lips and rouged cheeks for a ladylike look that matched the season’s modest hemlines, pleated and scalloped skirts, lace covered blouses and polka dot prints. Accessories came in the form of oversize sunglasses, straw hats and color blocked handbags paired with wedge sandals.
Macdonalds’ Razor Sharp Spring – Julien Macdonald was inspired by a myriad of influences for his spring 2012 collection showcased during London Fashion Week. The sleek showing had military inspired elements, rock and roll glam, tattoo-like prints and metallic elements. The designs were razor-sharp in silhouette, ranging from tom boyish blazers and shorts to elegant gowns cut to fit the body.
Aquascutum’s fall 2011 collection is for a girl who likes layers but doesn’t like to give up her style for the winter months. With coats bringing the drama of a billowing dress, Aquascutum’s woman wears fluffy arm warmers, pops of bright color and oversize pockets for the new season.
Mary Katrantzou trades in a highly structured spring collection for a loose-fitting yet crowd pleasing fall 2011 showing at London Fashion Week. Katrantzou’s garments featured her trademark digital prints on luxe materials such as satin, velvet and chiffon with inspiration stemming from fashion writer Diana Vreeland’s “garden in hell” apartment.
Julien Macdonald delivers a gothic, rock and roll inspired collection for his fall 2011 collection presented during London Fashion Week. A story of lace, leather and knits, Macdonald imagined his female protagonist as a rebellious teenage girl with penchant for darkness. Indeed, the runway was filled with its fair share of black and moody makeup, but there was also romantic undertone even to the darkest of looks with their ornate patterns and billowing, almost ethereal silhouettes.
The fall 2011 outing from Burberry Prorsum brought on a parade of vibrant color and voluminous shapes for its recent runway show during London Fashion Week. Embracing plaids, fur and piping, Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey offered shades of ’60s chic in the form of chunky wedges and retro silhouettes with a contemporary edge for the new season.