Monday, 16 September 2013

LFW SS14 (DAY 3)

Afternoon all,

Oh god, i cannot deal with the rain especially on a Monday! However i am loving wearing my coats again! It really is the simplest pleasure putting a coat on.

I hope you are all enjoying my round up of LFW, i especially love doing it because it refreshes your mind and makes you really think about collections.

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

A collection inspired by Miami and the dream to visit the party city, Preen enters SS14 with more Art Deco inspired prints. Parquet prints featuring floral, acid pinks and candy pastels in asymmetric cut and organza layers. The collection was shown at The National History Museum in the Darwin centre....metaphor for the collection? Clearly. An elegant and upbeat collection that I'm sure will dominate stockists.


An exceptional show, a mixture of natural colours from greens, greys, aqua blue to deep blue in chiffon and silks and some beautiful sculpted bomber jackets. A wearable, tres feminine sports luxe collection which combined it's men's and women wear looks together for SS14. 

Manolo Blahnik

Not only was Blahnik unveiling his SS14 collection in a presentation format situated at the Covent Garden Hotel but it was also introduced through a film by Michael Roberts. The film starred Rupert Everett and Lucy Birley. The film is said to have been magnificent and as you can see from the collection a deep influence from Spanish cultures. 

Margaret Howell

What a charming and clean cut collection! A very relaxed collection which you could just picture walking along the French Riviera. The colour pallet was beautiful and soft classic tones, with modern twists on the bandeau dress and dotted cotton pieces. A collection you can wear every SS14 

Emilia Wickstead

Such a beautiful collection, and another classic collection which is a throw back to Wickstead holidays in the South. The collection had a beautiful pastel pallet mixed with classic red. The silhouettes were either "go big or go home" midi skirts, or beautiful pencil skirts with the most adorable box bags.  The billowing striped gowns were the real show stealer's for me along with the piano print men's shirts and shorts. Are we all going to dust our piano ties off? Probably not, i will just have to settle with a Wickstead pair of shorts hehe. 

Temperley London

A princess collection which started on a more darker tone that has been shown throughout SS14. Dark plums, grey tones which gradually faded into beautiful lilacs and cream. The silhouettes were voluptuous and volumising, and there was some beautiful glittery embroidery mixed with chiffon bows, oh and lets not forget the mix of leopard print! Temperly is after my heart! I am the biggest fan of florals and leopard. Alice described the collection as a "complete romance; a Sicilian dream; a tropical mood in a Mediterranean environment,”

Sophia Webster 

So if you follow my blog you'll know i recently did a post on shoes, a Miss Webster was a shoe designer i am absolutely in love with. Well this presentation did nothing to cure me of my addiction! An absolutely magical presentation was put on for the SS14 collection. The theme was a magical garden full of butterflies...not just in the garden but on the shoes also. The use of insects and polka dots over super high heels, flatforms and thigh length heels was appropriate. Also loved the use of the speech bubble bags and speech bubbles on the shoes. 

Topshop Unique 

Oooof what a collection. I hope to god it's going to be as hot a Topshop thinks it will be because the camisole maxi dresses in deep blue with a dash of side boob are just divine (maybe for a more Jordan Dunn body type than my own but i can still admire no?) Topshop just seem to be rocking their catwalk shows each season. The collection was beautiful, taking on another spring garden feel, with forest greens, deep blues creams and grey. I also adored the mixing of textures. The suede jackets were reminiscent of Proenza Schouler, the drawstring denim patch work jeans that of pre season Celine, and the print used was a more complex Miu Miu one, over sized shirt dresses, boucle dress but all done in a Topshop style for girls who summer all over Europe. For me, this collection is super wearable and I'm excited about it coming to stores.

Jonathan Saunders

The last but one show of the day and aptly placed. Amazing jewel tone colours mixed in with pastels which made for an impeccable colour scheme. In your head you think orange with burgundy and blues shouldn't work but Saunders makes it work. Saunders celebrates 10 years in fashion with carrying on his signature bomber jacket look, introducing a new cropped jackets, Bermuda shorts, beautiful tea dresses, a sport but elegant and feminine collection. The collection looks brilliant put together but you can also imagine each garment worn separately. 

Barbara Casola

Miss Casola, new to the LFW schedule, first show for her and last of the night and she delivered. The Brazilian designer delivered and intimate and soft collection for "the hostess", midi length and jewel tones, the collection was demure with sheer pleats  blouson jackets, pencil and midi skirts in the most luscious magenta tones. A beautiful entrance into LFW. 

I hope you guys have enjoyed a round up of Day 3 at London Fashion Week! 

Thanks for reading 

Lots of love


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