TUESDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2014
At the last day of London Fashion Week East ruled supreme…
Ashley Williams returned to Fashion East with her mid-west inspired collection on the last day of LFW. Horse head cut-outs stood out as the key motif for the collection, while tribal prints were combined with snakeskin in dresses and pencil skirts. Leather in jet black and metallic silver also dominated the catwalk, and denim jumpsuits and slouchy jeans reinforced the collection’s casual cool feel.
Prim and polished was the aesthetic for Rocha’s collection this season. A stripped back colour palette of black, red and cream was the basis for the collection, with highlights of tartan, metallic, snakeskin and fur recurring throughout. Full skirted dresses were paired with extravagant overcoats adorned with over-sized frills and pleats. Our favourite was most definitely the Pillar Box red high-neck cage effect dress, we just need the occasion to wear it!
Split Meadham Kirchoff’s collection up and you could have yourself four very different, but equally as delightful collections. Chanel-style boucle suits in lilac, navy and cream were first to grace the catwalk, teamed with vintage style, heavily embellished calf-length dresses. Black, gothic bride, style dresses laced with gold were the second, and in total juxtaposition were ethereal pink chiffon and lace Bridal type dresses, including veil.To finish, velvet dresses in Queen of Hearts-esc colour block paraded down the runway.
MONDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 2014
Day four of London Fashion Week and there was certainly no letting up in the style stakes…
A neutral colour palette of nude, burgundy, and dusty blue led the way for circle skirts, high waisted trousers and strapless dresses at yesterday’s Roksanda Illincic show. Texture was key for Origami style dresses in eye-catching primary colours while long-line fluid overcoats and abstract prints gave a nod to both the fifties and folkloric tale trends.
Androgynous tailoring was key for Kane’s AW14 collection with double breasted jackets and wool crepe suiting hitting the runway. Patent PU and Nylon added a touch of hi-tech to the collection while the parka found a new lease of life in glossy fluid fabrics. A LGHQ favourite had to be the pansy print hologram top and matching skirt. Who says florals are a no go for winter?
Erdem’s AW14 collection oozed sheer luxury with it’s metallic jacquard fabrics, embroidered lazer-cut fabrics and velvet dresses. Structured dresses sat alongside embelished coats and boxy jackets, while floral prints came in the form of a-line skirts and cropped high-neck tops.
SUNDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2014
The sun had his hat on yesterday as London’s fash pack donned their sunnies for another glorious day at London Fashion Week…
Seventies silhouettes, geometric prints and Star Wars motifs paved the way for Preen’s AW14 collection. Gun metal metallics and oversized parkas were key while oversized trenches and floaty chiffon dresses made their mark in luminescent tangerine. Favourites for LGHQ included the cream chiffon Darth Vader printed shirt.
Texture was key for Nicholl’s AW14 collection with ruffles, jacquard and sequins all making for a strong collection. Although textured and fabrics were romantic, the over all feel was androgynous with a sleek combination of sportswear and tailoring. Highlights included bold sequin florals and sky blue bombers.
Eighties power dressing met full on 1950s glam as Westwood’s Red Label took to the runway. Swinging skirts, pinstripes and double breasted jackets were the highlights of the collection.
Her signature red tartan of course made an appearance, teamed with demure lady-like courts, satin knee-length skirts and waist-tied shirts.
SATURDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 2014
Someone must have been listening to our cries for better weather as the rain held off for the second day at LFW. It’s a tough job, but we’ve whittled it down to just a few of our favourites…
Graphic motifs, embellished finishes and 1920s inspired silhouettes made Fulton’s AW14 collection a striking one. Muted tones of grey, nude, metallic silver and cornflour blue dominated the catwalk, whilst pops of pillar box red ensured the collection the element of Fulton fun. The giant hand motifs, complete with painted red nails, were a winner with LGHQ.
Joseph celebrated its 25th anniversary in true style yesterday by making its London Fashion Week catwalk debut. The highly anticipated collection boasted paired back minimalist shapes, sleek and sophisticated tailoring and bold abstract patterns. The key was in the detail, with leather tassels and military brass buttons making the final finishing touches to this collection.
Never one to skimp on fun or colour, Henry Holland certainly didn’t let us down this season. Whilst many designers opted to keep their colour palettes neutral, House of Holland went for full on technicolor with its 90’s inspired collection. Set to the pumping beats of ‘Saturday Night’ by Whigfield, Holland’s ‘Debauched Debutantes’ sashayed down the runway in fur-trimmed cropped tops, Pom-Pom laden heels and bright and busy prints.
FRIDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2014
The British weather might have let us down but the British designers kicking off London Fashion Week certainly didn’t as they previewed their AW14 collections yesterday. Here are a few of LGHQ’s highlights…
This British heritage brand turned 120 yesterday, and returned to LFW with a collection which paid homage to all things GB. Camel, burgundy and olive were the key hues of the collection’s col, while accents of metallic gold made welcome appearances throughout. Our highlight? The Beefeater chic Busby Hats which made their LFW debut!
Bright and bold knitwear stole the limelight at the Mark Fast show yesterday, with eye popping cobalt blue and tangerine taking centre stage. A perfect juxtaposition of both sleek and slouchy silhouettes, we just don’t know if we can hang on until autumn to get our hands on these snuggly pieces.
The omnipresent 90s trend is going nowhere fast, as seen at the Christopher Raeburn show. The grunge wardrobe staple, the Parka, saw a revamp in metallic tones while street-style favourite beanie and backpack combo made its mark on what proved to be an unforgettable collection.
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