Bethany Williams is a designer who is mindful in her creations. Her collection was called ‘Adelaide House’, so named for a women’s shelter in Liverpool, and as usual, Williams used recycled and organic materials for fabrics, including recycled denim, knitwear and wool. Dressed in vibrant reds, deep blues and golden yellows, models walked in boxy, oversized clothing paired with goggles and sneakers.
To sum up Izzue’s show in one word, one might say: stripes. Coloured in black, white, safety orange and military olive, the knit and leather clothes hung loosely on the men and women. Edgy, disheveled hairstyles matched the black lipstick, and the designer also added the occasional cross body bag or eccentric, one-of-a-kind hat.
MOTHER OF PEARL
Mother of pearl has been considered as the funniest presentation during London fashion week. This British brand works with collaboration with BBC to highlight the issues and solution for pollution caused by the fashion industry .There collection was about showcasing minimal waste. They created a moment of comic relief in the midst of fashion week,300,00 pearl balls were hired from ball mania to Transform the Fritziova chapel into ball pit. So as to re-present the models in an ocean full of deposits of washing synthetic fibres which causes issues to marine life. The collection had a clash of polka dots and florals. This collection was inspired by pretty women, Vivian ward with re imagined drape and pleat details with soft fluidity and structured tailoring.
David Koma collection is inspired by Shakespeare, Koma was inspired by the drama of costume and exuberance of Edwardian dress. There were a few parts to the collection. In the earlier parts, it showed some masculine and utilitarian themes like jumpsuits and unzipped maxi skirts. These were mostly black and slinky with hems just below the bum, there were series of white shearling- trimmed sweaters which seemed cosy. Two corseted black dresses were made of patent treated blouce which was soft at inside and appeared tough from outside. This is the most imaginative pieces were showcased in the end, which were made out of actual silver thread and bugle beads on tight mini dresses. Not to forget about the popular Edwardian hatch pattern which was re thought in a round mini dress.
The word that would never be used to describe Paula Knorr’s collection is subtle. In eye-popping reds and pinks, the clothes were made from lycra, jersey, velvet and satin, some completely coated in sequins. On their faces, the models had colourful, glittery eyeshadows and metallic lip shades to match their bold, figure-hugging outfits. They also wore the designer’s silver jewellery formed in geometric shapes.
Not breaking from his usual style, Richard Quinn put on a parade of flowers. In his collection, retro greens and blues, hot pinks, bright yellows and citrus oranges were all found in the mostly satin clothes. From 1970s kaftans to 1980s prom dresses, from puffy sleeves to shapeless gowns, the pieces were full of colour, except for the black latex tights that were almost incognito under some of the outfits. Hair lacked the vividness of the clothes and was parted down the middle and slicked back.
Japanese designer Yasuko Furuta have delved in deep to come up with collection which reveal their own stories. Furuta showcased some beautiful oversize blue over coats strung with crescent moon shape broches, black bikers that were deconstructed. White faux leather bonded jacket with seams and whisper of feather .the accessory accentuated the outfits like pointy toed, coated enamel wader bulbous black knee high to lilac galopeltes cascades of circular jewel and beads on earing, lapels which were served as cuffs on white shirting’s adding a fancy look to the utilitarian styling.
Edeline lee collection stood out from the box. Lee tried a different way of presentation with powerful speakers, and also at the same time to engage the audience to see all the looks. The collection revealed the feminine, simple and clean styling in different pink/rose hues of blues, cream and grey touches of ruffles, smock panels and flowing silhouette.
Showcasing at London Fashion Week, the collection was well-liked by the audience: a honey yellow taffeta dress sprayed with feathers breaking out from the off-the-shoulder neckline, a burnt orange taffeta outfit with a large bow at the neck were some of the outfits presented in the collection. There was an extravagant selection of daywear which included a camel-coloured suit jacket paired with tracksuit-styled trousers fixed at the ankle along with bags the size of little cubes in black and cream leather.
Christopher Kane is obsessed with human nature, human behavior and sexual urges. This collection showed how fetishes can transform the normal into something sexual. This season’s collection introduced the fashion industry to rubberists and looners, people with rubber and balloon fetishes respectively. His fearless combinations between personal fetishes and eveningwear silhouettes were well-liked by the audiences. Every material used was stiff yet had a certain fluidity and an intense shine. Intrusions of crystal-trimmed latex added an edge to a simple white shirt dress as well as on a black slipdress which were both paired with slingback. Also mentioning sploshers, people with a fetish of smearing themselves with food, while introducing “cupcake” silhouette. Carrying bloodbag-like purses containing coloured liquid, the models strutted the runway giving a horror-movie vibe that Christopher and his sister Tammy excel at.
This year, Osman Yousefzada, showcased his collection at his 18th century townhouse in Fitzrovia which was formerly known as an opium den. Transforming the place filling it with modern art and rare first edition books, he described his collection as being raw with “street-chic flamboyance”. Balancing the blend between racy and refined, the collection showed sharp tailoring, leather trousers paired up with transparent embroidered coverings. Looking as a promise year for the designer who’s list of clients include the likes of Beyonce and Emma Watson, he has a memoir coming out titled, The Go-Between being a fascinating insight into his childhood.
The three female designers brought together own culture and sew together an array of bold prints, abstract, and floral checks. The silhouettes ranging from tailored outerwear, soft flowing skirts. A balance of hand embroideries, fringes, luxury trims. All these garment and fearless with beauty power and resilience.
Image 1, Malene Oddershede Bach, Image 2 David Koma Image 3 Doris Kath, Imge 4 Gayeon Lee, Image 5 Shrimps