Monday, 13 October 2014

LFW #2: Marchesa, Antonio Berardi, Michael van der Ham, Issa | Spring/Summer 2015: Ready-To-Wear

- Marchesa -
Opening the show was Georgia May Jagger, a vision in ethereal folk chic. That slight woodland vibe we noticed in Teatum Jones' collection? It has come home to roost in Marchesa. Taking on a very Valentino vibe in its deep colours and stunning embellishments, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig have created what I think could be my favourite collection this season so far. Rich shades and the most feminine of fabrics, the enchanted forest comes to life in these gowns, my personal favourites being the first and penultimate looks, as well as the golden gown donned by the equally stunning Izabel Goulart.

- Antonio Berardi -
The multi-textured layering of our current season is set to carry on next Spring, with various fabrics and colours worn all at once. Blacks and navies once again making a heavy appearance, whilst blushing pale pinks and burnt oranges and reds liven up a largely dark collection. Loosely ruffled chiffons and more structured yet still very freeing looks such as the black dresses in the third row present a feminine but very determined woman, embodying both order and blithe effeminate nonchalance.

- Michael van der Ham -
Having spotted one of van der Ham's dresses on Keira Knightley last month, I was very keen to see what he was offering for S/S '15. Another blue collection, featuring an extreme amount of mixed fabrics, some of the looks here offer a reference to Chanel in their tweed materials and waist-cinching silhouettes. High boat-necked dresses with much more emphasis on the legs than chest, the silky and often metallic fabrics are striking against matte woollen pieces, producing the ultimate juxtaposition of materials and thus dressing for every woman.

- Issa -
One of several shows featuring wide bell skirts which remind me of Dior's last season couture (those 18th Century vibes are creeping into our daily wear now too), whilst here in the 21st Century the reign of the daisy continues. Seen absolutely everywhere from Prada to New Look over the course of the last 18 months, Issa is carrying on this beloved floral trend, as well as incorporating swirling lines of pattern horizontally across garments. A strict colour scheme and an even more structured uniform of open-toed mules makes Issa one to watch, learn from and imitate next Spring.

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That is it for London Fashion Week! You can catch up on all of my show reports so far from this season by clicking here. I'll be back in the next few days with an Autumn Home Haul; be sure to follow Tangible Treasures on Bloglovin' to be the first to see it! 

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