Monday, 6 October 2014

LFW #1: Jena. Theo, Bora Asku, Teatum Jones, Felder Felder, Julien Macdonald, Holly Fulton | Spring/Summer 2015: Ready-To-Wear

- Jena. Theo -
My first thought upon seeing this collection is that is going to be one for Zara to imitate for sure. Easy shapes, bold jungle prints and no-fuss fabrics, this could be a collection to shape the coming season, purely for how wearable and familiar it is; many of the prints shown seem reminiscent of the summer trends we just kissed goodbye to. Each silhouette shows the capacity to travel from the beach to the evening, and there is a definite influence from Giambattista Valli in some of these looks; the oversized bows at the waist look especially S/S '14 Couture. Shoe note: Birkenstocks aren't going anywhere.

- Bora Asku -
A sprinkle of Little House on the Prairie here, a dash of Neverland-esque ragged fabrics and Peter Pan collars, a few Victorian high necked silhouettes, and you have created Bora Asku's modern day girlish chic. Detailing to make Olivier Rousteing proud (see image two), The china blue inspired patterns that we saw in Tadashi Shoji's collection can be found in this show too, confirming not only the print but the colour of next spring too. You won't find any normcore here, and I couldn't be more thrilled!

- Teatum Jones -
Opening the show with sleek sleeveless jackets a la Olivia Palermo, Jones' show struck the perfect balance between innovation and basics, offering block coloured looks with plenty of detail to liven up the pieces. The oversized skirts of Dior couture are making a more casual appearance here, reiterating the 18th Century influence we're seeing in trends right now. The much loved bomber jacket is getting an update through the use of mixed fabrics, whilst the later looks in the collection featuring beige and brown tones remind me of Mulberry's woodland inspired work a few years ago now, primarily in the sixth image. Yet another show prioritising blue, we can also find a fabric of the season here; crochet is back. The first and fourth looks make that much clear, and keep an eye from now on how often it's appeared in S/S '15 already. It may not be all that wearable, but be certain that you'll find it everywhere nonetheless.

- Felder Felder -
With the opening look of this show, space cowboy comes to mind. Metallics, Western boots and buttoned up shirts make up the basics of Felder Felder's spring collection, as well as the pale green palette we saw in Nonoo's show. Festival chic is embodied in the fourth and twelth looks, whilst a more demure option is offered in the fifth. A dash of fringing confirms our Wild West inspiration for next year, whilst the crochet we just spotted in Teatum Jones makes another appearance. Prepare for a wash of fringing metallics at Coachella next year; this is the collection to keep a keen eye on!

- Julien Macdonald -
The usual formula from Julien Macdonald, but as with Oscar de la Renta, the expected doesn't have to be dull. In fact, it is usually beautiful, where high fashion is concerned at least. Bodycon dresses, embellished gowns and mesh panels at the decolletage, these dresses are absolutely ones you will recognise but still adore. Stunning metallics in the later looks and extreme white outs nearer the beginning, the Julien Macdonald show was as usual one of my favourites this season. Chic little gladiator heels and lustrous centre partings, there is one other thing to mention about this show that you'll have already guessed; blue.

- Holly Fulton -
Does this colour scheme look familiar? Did you not read NYFW #1? Go take a look at the ZAC Zac Posen show and tell me that the palette isn't almost identical. Not that I'm complaining; soft lilacy greys, muted turquoises and buttery yellows are absolutely up my street. Much more geometric than Posen's show though, Holly Fulton has taken Valentino inspired shapes and incorporated incredibly modern patterns; pixelated prints and angled detailing (see the penultimate look), crop tops are staying current and it appears that Fulton has gone for a shoe that combines the last year's two biggest success stories; I give you the Barely There Birkenstock.

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Stay tuned for Part 2 of London Fashion Week coming very soon! And don't forget to let me know in the comments below...

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