London Fashion Week: English Charm for Spring/Summer 2015
During London Fashion Week spring/summer 2015 Topshop Unique, Burberry Prorsum, Mary Katrantzou, J.W. Anderson, Tom Ford, Sophie Webster, Thomas Tait, Paul Smith, Alasdhair Willis and Christopher Bailey showcased collections that will infuse the coming season with a breath of fresh air and energy. The collections exuded a new romance in the vein of the heroines from the great English novels, featuring soft, fragile and transparent tulle and organza tutus and dresses.
Christopher Bailey, chief executive officer and creative director said of his collection, “Throughout the whole show it was about these contradictions of something very, very strong with something very fragile.”
Mary Katrantzou was all about ultra-feminine pieces featuring incredible and complex embroidery, representing the origin of planet earth. “Embroidery was something that was part of my previous show as well, so it’s a continuation of that, but now it was more fun and it was more textured, it was less about an application of a motif and more about different textures and trims and something to connect different techniques together,” said Katrantzou.
Tom Ford’s models sported a rock and beauty look, with crimped hair and smoky eyes. The Tom Ford woman will be sexier than ever for 2015.
Freshness was expressed by the London socialite “It Girls,” including Suki Waterhouse, Alexa Chung, Daisy Lowe,
Poppy Delevingne, and “Game of Thrones” actress Sophie Turner. British models Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne attended the Burberry Prorsum show.
With the slew of British talent shown during London Fashion Week, it is clear that English charm still remains.