London Fashion Week SS17: Round Up
London Fashion Week is a collection of creative brilliance. It is described every year as one of, if not the most diverse and exciting fashion week there is. This year was no exception. London Fashion Week took place from September 16 to September 20, 2016. This fashion week’s Designer Showrooms were designed by David Collins Studio and were home to 150 designers.
London Fashion Week is the only fashion week across the world that hosts its showrooms in the same space as the official show. Not only does it put a spotlight on a huge group of designers, it also shows the variety of artists from across the world that come to London Fashion Week.
I absolutely love London Fashion Week! Therefore, it probably comes as no surprise that the art of fashion filters through as inspiration for my own collections. This blog post is a round up of my personal highlights from this year’s London Fashion Week.
London Fashion Week- 16th to 20th September, SS 17
London Fashion Week Never Disappoints!
Rounding up the London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 17 collection has been a visual feast of layered creative explosion. This fashion week’s designers were visionaries that introduced innovative designs. In my opinion, they challenged fashion week’s traditional perception. Below is a list of designers I found inspiring.
Sophia Webster at London Fashion Week 2016
Sophia Webster’s designs are a new love for me!
Her presentation at London Fashion Week was nothing short of a dream. A magical urban paradise with a visual backdrop I could only wish I had a living room big enough to accommodate for! The use of plants and gold human-sized birdcages fitted playfully as part of the background. These highlighted the 60’s collection nicely inspiring mod looks with the shoes and accessories.
Following her London Fashion Week show, I went online to research her brand and previous collections. As I look back on Sophia Webster’s A/W 16 Presentation I know that I will be looking out for her every Fashion Week from now on!
Temperley London at London Fashion Week 2016
This collection was definitely my favourite at this year’s London Fashion Week!
The collection captured Spring Summer in the most whimsical of ways. The clothes presented at the Temperley Show were a combination of soft bohemia reminiscent of decades past. The heavy embroidery enticed the audience and created an artful play of a Spring Summer theme that has been reworked time and time again. The use of soft pastel colours and see-through fabrics balanced the heaviness of the embroidery. As a result, this collection portrayed a wonderful, almost ethereal feel that harmonised so incredibly well.
Burberry at London Fashion Week 2016
An unconventional collection with garments being styled more expressive of an Autumn/Winter collection. That said, this is a beautifully thought out collection. Burberry paid homage to Britain and London’s individualistic style.
Christopher Bailey chose to expand this Spring/Summer 17 collection to include menswear. Although not traditionally part of London Fashion Week , this is becoming increasingly common.
The use of prints and the mix and match of this collection is what I loved the most. My clothes are a combination of prints and textured fabrics that only I can only justify wearing in Autumn and Winter. This is the main reason I prefer Autumn and Winter, making this collection a personal favourite for me.
The added density of military inspired crop jackets focuses your eyes to the detail of each look as master pieces. This is the perfect collection for the transition to the Autumn months. It combines all the best garments Summer (silk shorts) and Winter (jackets and coats) have to offer!
Mary Katrantzou at London Fashion Week 2016
Mary Katrantzou’s Autumn/Winter 16 collection was a great success. I was thus expecting a WOW factor for her Spring/Summer collection. Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed.
Yes, there were some beautiful garments that floated down the runway – ones that I would love to own (as shown above!). Also, the print-heavy collection synonymous with the Mary Katrantzou name is visually stimulating. She combines clever colour and print placement giving the audience a visual feast. However, having been WOWED so many times before, I found the use of the digital prints to be rushed and a little too cut and copy. A strategy that I personally believe did not do her name justice.
That said, I still look forward to the Mary Katrantzou show every season. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for February’s 2017 London Fashion Week.
I hope you enjoyed my top choices from London Fashion Week 2016. To find out more about colour consultation and/or redecorating for your SS17 interior inspo feel free to contact me today at email@example.com. Alternatively, you can visit my website at sabrinashahhakim.co.uk
Peace & <3 London & the rest of the world, see you at the next London Fashion Week! 😉
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