Heralding contemporary style as a malleable tool, London Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2015 is offering an interesting medley of looks transcending day and evening expectations. Things are reading a little more formal, yet feeling very ready-to-wear savvy.
Garment lengths are all over the map and rather confusing if you are looking for “the length of the season”. Don’t bother! Every hemline is readily available and delivering looks that are chic, attractive and edgy. London’s creativity and design aesthetic have come a long way and their influence on the current collections feels less forced and more organic.
Just like New York, prints appear less high-tech and more artsy with many embracing the elegance of feminine florals. This overall handling doesn’t read retro but rather soigné, with many looks flirting with couture finesse.
The quality of the finish is taking center stage this season as designers show a deft hand at tailoring and draping. Simplicity here is a loose term; even though everything feels “easy” most looks are rather complex in their construction.
The current fad for very long and/or very short hems is right at home in London with many new twists. Shorts make a statement and often pass as mini skirts. Among the skirted looks, the iconic tennis aesthetic serves as a key reference. It is only fitting, after all, this being London.
Pants are a key wardrobe component for Spring-Summer 2015 and are shown in a wide variety of silhouettes from tailored to flowing for looks that range from casual and sporty to evening elegant. There is nothing more practical and chic than a good pant suit or ensemble and London is giving these a welcome reboot.
Skirts in longer lengths are getting a little more mileage, too, this Spring-Summer 2015, though we’ll have to wait to find out if this is really going to be an imposing trend.
More on London soon…