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LFW Marchesa SS15

LFW Marchesa SS15

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!

LFW Emilia Wickstead SS15

LFW Emilia Wickstead SS15

Forgive us whilst we gush about the fabric on display at Emilia Wickstead's SS15 show. The abundance of silks and organzas gently sweeping down the runway reflecting and absorbing light in equal measure was enough to give us a sensory overload. How Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo refrained from reaching out from the front row to grasp at the tactile textures is beyond us, they clearly have super-human refinement that we are yet to master.

The fabric was of course only a small portion of the show's allure with the flattering silhouettes and ingenious structuring establishing an altogether more confident Wickstead woman. The short dresses were short and the sheer fabrics were certainly sheer, both attributes that point to a certain assurance from the designer, one that we found wholly appealing.

It's about time soirée dressing became more seductive we're sure you agree, substitute your floor-length gown for Wickstead's deep V skater dress and add a certain flair to proceedings.

 


 

LFW Julien Macdonald SS15

LFW Julien Macdonald SS15

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?

LFW Felder Felder SS15

LFW Felder Felder SS15

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.

LFW Daks SS15

LFW Daks SS15

"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.

LFW Bora Aksu SS15

LFW Bora Aksu SS15

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.

NYFW The Row SS15

NYFW The Row SS15

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.

NYFW Victoria Beckham SS15

NYFW Victoria Beckham SS15

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. 

NYFW Alexander Wang SS15

NYFW Alexander Wang SS15

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!

NYFW Jason Wu SS15

NYFW Jason Wu SS15

"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. 

NYFW Marissa Webb SS15

NYFW Marissa Webb SS15

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. 

NYFW Chadwick Bell SS15

NYFW Chadwick Bell SS15

White is the new black, you heard it here first! Okay well probably not first, but all the same - this is important news. Leading the white-on-white pack this season is Chadwick Bell showcasing a beautifully pared back collection of basics mixed with floor length gowns, the latter of which still manage to remain wearable no matter the occasion through a refreshing use of tactile fabrics and a relaxed silhouette.

The minimalist collection draws inspiration from Whitewash, a photobook of contemporary Los Angeles architecture by Nicholas Alan Cope. The inspiration is most apparent in the clean-cut lines, high contrast monochrome and a distinctly futuristic feel throughout the collection.

In something of a switch-up in style the collection also plays host to some sleek leather-wear and belting reminiscent of Celiné offerings we've seen in the past. Along with the leather there's also a subtle 70's palette introduced gradually and giving you yet more reason to invest in a Chadwick Bell wardrobe, it's safe to say that the collection will soon be your new go-to for layering.