Just in case you missed it: the mini skirt is out, the midi is in, 90’s are back; knits are finished and summer is (almost) here.
If you did (miss it, that is) here is a quick rundown on the most memorable collections seen strutting down the runway over the weekend.
Saturday (day 2) saw the likes of Zoë Jordan, Sister by Sibling, House of Holland, and the highly anticipated JW Anderson, all of which brought to us the memory of that skin warming, sunny summer air.
In light of Zoe Jodran’s ss14 collection, it’s either one or the other:
- you’re a teenager and the prospect of turning twenty is unappealing and dull. (Who, ever, in real life, wishes to be thirty, flirty and thriving?)
- you’re not a teenager anymore so you’re reduced to reliving your teenage years though sentences that begin with, ‘… remember, in high school …’ ‘… when I was younger …’ and the dreaded, ‘… when I was your age…’
So thank God we can all be saved by the doom that means one day, (if we aren’t already) we won’t be teenagers anymore, by having fashion to live through instead of (much later of course) our children.
Zoë Jordan’s line is the 90’s with class. It’s the classic – yes, I’ve grown up, I used to be cool but I still am pretty cool even though maybe now I’m twenty I can’t call my rebellion the rebellious teen act anymore.
The collection rocked the classic 90’s print shirt, the oversized blazer and the collared, sheer shirt; in tones of red, white and black. What doesn’t scream 90’s louder that the blazer and the print tee?
Sister by Sibling
Sister by Sibling, apparently “American dream” inspired, featured the cropped jumper in pale pastel tones, printed denim shorts (actually underwear)
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fishing net, crochet like skirts and jumpers, and full dresses, overcoats and skirts from feathered material. You should also know that the skirt suit has made a comeback …
Diversely, the collection also had loud orange, black and white printed dresses and tee’s.
House of Holland
Henry Holland, taking inspiration from Californian tattoo parlors, and largely Baz Luhrman’s Romeo & Juliet, got a little bit Hawaiian printed and colourful. Blending printed satin and lace, white tee’s with the Virgin and floral prints, purple lace skirts, pale denim detailed with lace, coloured lace dresses and purple crocodile-look pants; this collection certainly worked an interesting aesthetic.
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Finally we come to perhaps the most highly anticipated show on schedule – JW Anderson’s SS14 collection. Mostly, the collection had the light, barely-there summer feel, with organza crop tops, pleat-front, leather-look floor length skirts and peasant tops; and origami inspired crops paired with midi skirts. Black, white and silver-grey were all prominent tones in the collection.
There were thin strapped white blouses, as well as full length, gathered chiffon dresses with thin, barely there halter neck straps; giving a summery, feminine feel.
Anderson explained that he found “an appreciation for bare flesh and lightness,” as seen captured in the line, from the “boiling” heat in his studio.
As well as this, the collection saw a lot of different fabrics; brought together in his desire to “juxtapose opposing fabrics; mix pleather with leather, cotton with nylon, and silk with polyester.”
Well, while some of those pleather looks may have looked a little (just a little bit) like brown table clothes, overall, Anderson certainly didn’t disappoint.
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And finally, we get to Sunday (day 3), which brought on more of a crowd; with the memorable Mulberry, Unique and L’Wren Scott lined up on the schedule.
Mulberry brought a certain feel for femininity down the runway, with floral patterned suit inspired sets; knee length overcoats, high waisted suit shorts, and light, high collared button up shirts.
All high necks and nothing above the knee; the collection appeared to be in subtle off-whites and almost silver tones, hosting a very sophisticated, put together look.
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Unique drew its inspiration from the tousled, just-woke-up-on-the-beach-look, with a focus on natural bronzed skin and beach curled hair, featuring summery white v-neck dresses, colour littered across the fronts of dresses and shirts like confetti. Drawstring skirts and rolled up shirt sleeves made for the feel of a lazy, sunny Sunday.
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The L’Wren Scott SS14 collection was inspired largely by the traditional Japanese aesthetic. White dresses with splashes of colour took the shape of traditional Japanese wear and models all sported short, black bobbed wigs.
Long, white dresses were divided around the waist with a band of colour – imitating the classic “obi” sash that ties around the waist of a geisha’s kimono.
Maroon skirts and blazer’s were printed with light patterns paying homage to the cherry blossom design you might imagine would be printed across delicate kimono material.
Umbrella’s were used as props, and high wedges were a part of every set, creating the classic feel of a Japanese geisha, with her kimono, printed umbrella, and tall thong-strapped wooden footwear.
Of course there is so much more to feast your eyes upon - so for more live streaming, collection lookbooks and summer lusting, go to the London Fashion week website.