London Fashion Week AW’14: Day Four Round Up

Tuesday 18 February 2014 by

I almost couldn’t choose my three favourites from yesterday’s London Fashion Week offerings.  So, whilst I have picked three, I urge you to swoon over the Cadbury’s purple of David Koma, gasp at the artistry of Tom Ford and fall in love with Peter Pilotto all over again.

 

Monday 17th February: Schedule

9am- Antonio Berardi

9.30-11.30am- Huishan Zhang

10am- Christopher Kane

11am- Roksanda Ilincic

11.30-1.30pm- Whistles

12pm- Erdem

1pm- Issa

2pm- Burberry Prorsum

3pm- David Koma

3.30-5.30pm- Mother of Pearl

4pm- Peter Pilotto

5pm- Michael van der Ham

6pm- GILES

7pm- Tom Ford

8pm- Ashish

 

Christopher Kane

Christopher Kane, LFW, London Fashion Week, Fashion, Designer, AW'14

Okay, so you’re not likely to wear any of this to get a pint of milk from your local shop, but Christopher Kane is a designer so confident it’s breathtaking. This Autumn/Winter, as a Christopher Kane woman, you should be in masculine tailoring, overlaid with puffa jacket accents (is it still a puffa jacket if it’s only a bit of it?) and pink-lined pea coats. Of course, you will always have a Christopher Kane knit – neon green fisherman ribs and frilled to Eighties perfection – but this time it’s teamed with luxe furs, wool crepe dresses, crystals, and pansy holograms across babydoll dresses. Other dresses have corrugated sleeves, or rippling organza that look like open books waving in the wind. But that’s not all. As a Christopher Kane woman, you can now accessorise; try calfskin, python or crocodile harking back to earlier Kane collections.

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You can read the full Christopher Kane AW’14 catwalk report on Vogue.

You can see the Christopher Kane show video on BritishFashionTV’s YouTube.

 

Erdem

Erdem, LFW, London Fashion Week, Fashion, Designer, AW'14

Can we just take a minute… because we’re about to encounter one of my absolute favourite designers. Erdem’s latest collection is inspired, once more, by the V&A archives – more specifically, the artwork of Velazquez. He began with little black velvet dresses with doily-like embroidery over cut-outs, and pleated collars (hand stitched in Switzerland and made by a custom built Italian machine respectively). It then moved to boned bodices in jacquard dresses (with William Kilburn florals), a blue silk dresses indulgently adorned with ruby crystals, shearling coats (also crystal-brushed), and wet-look crocodile leather coats and miniskirts to add a Sixties edge. Erdem’s dreamlike quality combined with the artistry of the inspiration made it feel like paintings had come alive. Perfection.

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You can read the full Erdem AW’14 catwalk report on Vogue.

You can see the Erdem show video on BritishFashionTV’s YouTube.

 

Burberry Prorsum

Burberry Prorsum, LFW, London Fashion Week, Fashion, Designer, AW'14

The watercolour canvas London skyline backdrop was a hint of what was to come at Burberry Prorsum for AW’14. This season you can expect to be covering up in sheepskin (as well as the usual capes and macs), flecked with florals, leaves and brushstrokes, or accessorised with brightly-printed scarves. It was a smooth and sleek collection, with silk-chiffon, lace, and scarves rippling at the waist, that partnered so beautifully with the menswear collection in January (Christopher Bailey is a genius at coordinating ideas). There was no set colour palette, rather a riot of lilacs, teals, maroons, bitter yellows and ochre. The Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter collection has a distinctly Spring/Summer feel about it.

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You can read the full Burberry Prorsum AW’14 catwalk report on Vogue.

You can see the Burberry Prorsum show video on BritishFashionTV’s YouTube.

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