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