Returning to London is always cause for celebration, returning to London to celebrate the 10th anniversary of your unanimously adored brand? Well, that sounds like cause for something rather enormous, perhaps say, a festival? Pefect, Marchesa have just the thing!
Subtle, reticent and restrained. Julien Macdonald's latest collection all but slipped by without a mention... Okay, okay we're lying and everybody knows it - but what can we say? How else can we offer up a condensed insight into the overtly wild world of Julien Macdonald without quoting the masses?
Felder Felder is always fun. It's a show that draws a smile from even the most overworked and thinly spread of show-goers. The good vibes are infectious and the clothes are undoubtedly exciting. As the first model sauntered out in a metallic blue mini-dress and a rather dazzling pair of cowboy boots it was clear that SS15 may well have even more of a feel-good-factor than usual.
"Wait, I thought this was the Daks show?" Yes we heard it said, and yes we saw it on Twitter. A tired remark it may well be, but the source of such shock was clear. Filippo Scuffi has ruffled more than a few feathers this season by eschewing the famous house check, an undeniably bold but equally admirable move.
Once again we've proven susceptible to white-on-white, this time we had Bora Aksu to thank as we followed the light into his ethereal story land. There's something greatly appealing about the use of light colours particularly when paired with such delicate fabric choices. From the first look it was clear that this would be a tale of both romance and beauty.
Has simplicity ever been more integral to a brands success? The Row's allure lies within the stripped back nature of their pieces, the lack of unnecessary additions and the way in which this allows the garments to move freely across the wearers body. SS15 takes these traits and adds a more international element with the collection channeling the Far East in both form and palette.
Victoria Beckham takes us on a military excursion with her SS15 collection, dodging the typical traits of the theme with ease and an air of seasoned confidence. No longer a new name on the block, her shows strengthen season by season and if her latest offering is anything to go by we can expect an added maturity to proceedings from here on out.
Sometimes the best ideas don't always sound quite so appealing on paper, Alexander Wang's latest show inspiration could not be a more suitable example. Taking inspiration from, or in fact "fetishising" sneakers and transforming them into wearable clothing seems like a rather ghastly idea and the premise would likely scare even the most devoted sneaker addict. It is therefore with great pleasure that I pronounce Wang's translation of his chosen theme, a resounding success!
"Less is more" can feel like an all-to-easy summary and though perhaps true of Jason Wu's latest collection, maybe "less" doesn't quite do the beauty of his show justice. To be more precise, less sparkle and less shock has given way to more refinement, more careful consideration and a more beautiful overall picture.
Creating something that feels effectively effortless, unfortunately requires much more effort than one would imagine. It is therefore a rare occurrence to find a collection that gives of as much of a nonchalant vibe as Marissa Webb's - to emit this cool feel whilst still remaining elegant and chic, well that catapults you into Marant territory.