LONDON FASHION WEEK A/W’2015-2016: DAY 4
Day 4 at London Fashion Week saw designers showcasing a range of aesthetics. From Erdem’s 1950s’ retro inspirations, Peter Pilotto’s quirky prints and colour combinations to Joseph’s soft and dreamy drapes, here’s a brief rundown of fashion statements made by designers on Day 4 of London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter’2015-2016.
Erdem: The designer’s collection was a throwback to the bygone decade in fashion as models donned outfits that were inspired by the 1950s. The richness of colours showcased on the runway matched the opulence of the fabrics. The collection showcased a range of prints like floral, hound’s-tooth, leopard and geometric across varying hemlines. Some of the outfits that stood out were the brocade baby-doll dresses, a sheer geometric-print jumpsuit, and an animal-print skirt-suit to name a few. The looks were accessorized with leather boots.
- Christopher Kane: The designer opened the show with black suits in red and blue detail on the lapels which gradually moved towards dresses with female silhouette patterns in those colours. The collection featured a lot of metallic shades in his garments like the forest-green pleated skirt paired with a lurex cardigan or the iridescent velvet-dress. Tangerine, the currently hot-trending colour made its debut on the runway in an asymmetrical dress, a printed coat, an oversized shirt dress with an abstract print. The collection culminated with dresses that featured prints of the female form to add an element of sensuality.
- Thomas Tait: The former LVMH Young Fashion Designer Award winner showcased a collection that was worthy of acclaim. The collection showcased lean and slender silhouettes across outfits like dresses cinched at the waist, fitted jackets worn over regular-fit trousers, single-breasted coats with wide belts. The collection had a touch of westerly cowboy appeal as models donned leather outfits like the pencil skirt, patchwork zip-up skirt and a leather jacket in shades of brown and black. The designer also highlighted the neutral tone collection with some pieces in mustard-yellow like the single-breasted coat and a matching two-piece.
- Peter Pilotto: The designer duo put up a fun and quirky collection inspired by board games. A wintry collection was made playful as the designers incorporated art and graphics based on their inspiration. The label known for its funky sense of colour and patterns showcased neon greens, blues, yellows and oranges in their prints. The collection mainly comprised of graphically appliqued coats, some of which had shearling collars otherwise majorly a top and a pencil skirt combination with neon collars and waist-bands were shown. Dresses showcased towards the end of the collection had asymmetric lengths and bright colour combinations. These were accessorized with colorful strappy shoes with hair neatly kept loose.
- Hunter Original: At first glance into the designer’s collection, warm tones radiated of tangerine, brown, maroon, navy blue and grey. The aesthetics were clean and simple with a touch of androgyny. From matching separates, chunky knits paired with printed pants to an oversized jacket with shearling on the collar and sleeves were worn over leather pants, the collection had a touch of modernity with the essence of winter through the choice of colour and fabric incorporated.
- Joseph: The collection oozed femininity and luxury with the use of soft and neutral-toned fabrics. The mannerism in which the fabrics were draped further added to the grace factor. The colour palette was set in white, cream, black, grey and dull brown and camel. The garments showcased had a loose and airy feel to them. Chunky knits with ripped silky pants, a white shearling coat paired with a thigh-slit skirt, an ivory jumpsuit with a feminine drape to it were some of the many chic yet sophisticated outfits showcased by the designer. A casual element was added by accessorizing the looks with socks and sandals.
Photo Credits: Vogue UK