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London Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2015 – Day 2

London is starting to flex its creative muscle and they are giving us some serious, exciting fun. Forget everything we’ve seen to date and think of all the fashion cues that London is renowned (or notorious) for. From cartoony to sculptural to intricate ornamentation, there is a bit of that “in your face” and over-the-top sensibility, yet formality still maintains some decorum.

Marchesa - Spring-Summer 2015

Marchesa – Spring-Summer 2015

KTZ - Spring-Summer 2015

KTZ – Spring-Summer 2015

Sibling - Spring-Summer 2015

Sibling – Spring-Summer 2015

KTZ - Spring-Summer 2015

KTZ – Spring-Summer 2015

Okay! Not to sound contradictory, but London is also delivering bold and modern looks that easily channel menswear and traditional chic to provide functional mainstream concepts. Out of these looks emerge some wonderful designs that read directional yet still have a classic appeal.

Barbara Casasola - Spring-Summer 2015

Barbara Casasola – Spring-Summer 2015

Emilia Wickstead - Spring-Summer 2015

Emilia Wickstead – Spring-Summer 2015

Hunter Original - Spring-Summer 2015

Hunter Original – Spring-Summer 2015

We are fully embracing the over-sized volume and relaxed luxurious modernity – if not casualness ­– of some runway looks. The colors and textiles chosen are wonderful ingredients to an equally interesting delivery. We can’t confirm the trend yet, but we hope to see more of these looks in the coming days here at London Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2015 and again in Milan and Paris.

Lucas Nascimento - Spring-Summer 2015

Lucas Nascimento – Spring-Summer 2015

Markus Lupfer - Spring-Summer 2015

Markus Lupfer – Spring-Summer 2015

Barbara Casasola - Spring-Summer 2015

Barbara Casasola – Spring-Summer 2015

Emilia Wickstead - Spring-Summer 2015

Emilia Wickstead – Spring-Summer 2015

New York really shied away from photo-prints this Spring-Summer 2015 season; nevertheless, prints are starting to return within each collection. From abstract designs to Scottish plaid to polka dots to florals, expect prints as mainstream players.

Trager Delaney - Spring-Summer 2015

Trager Delaney – Spring-Summer 2015

Holly Fulton - Spring-Summer 2015

Holly Fulton – Spring-Summer 2015

Hunter Original - Spring-Summer 2015

Hunter Original – Spring-Summer 2015

Sibling - Spring-Summer 2015

Sibling – Spring-Summer 2015

We particularly love the print applications that are modern by way of geometric color blocking and the geometric patterns recalling pre-WWII art abstractions. London is redefining print as a canvas to play with.

Orla Kiely - Spring-Summer 2015

Orla Kiely – Spring-Summer 2015

McQ Alexander McQueen - London Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2015

McQ Alexander McQueen – Spring-Summer 2015

Duro Olowu - Spring-Summer 2015

Duro Olowu – Spring-Summer 2015

McQ Alexander McQueen - Spring-Summer 2015

McQ Alexander McQueen – Spring-Summer 2015

House of Holland - Spring-Summer 2015

House of Holland – Spring-Summer 2015

Animalia is currently revisited as artistic renditions and art directed applications on textiles.  From birds to horses, even humans, literal works compete with abstractions. This micro-trend shows promise, but is not fully realized.  Only the rest of the week with tell whether this becomes a full-blown direction for Spring-Summer 2015.

Julien Macdonald - Spring-Summer 2015

Julien Macdonald – Spring-Summer 2015

Pam & Gela - Spring-Summer 2015

Pam & Gela – Spring-Summer 2015

Lucas Nascimento - Spring-Summer 2015

Lucas Nascimento – Spring-Summer 2015

Marchesa - Spring-Summer 2015

Marchesa – Spring-Summer 2015

London is really all about the extraordinarily creative surprises.  Let’s hope more wild cards come our way.

Julien Macdonald - London Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2015

Julien Macdonald – Spring-Summer 2015

Duro Olowu - London Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2015

Duro Olowu – Spring-Summer 2015

J.W. Anderson - London Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2015

J.W. Anderson – Spring-Summer 2015

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