LONDON FASHION WEEK A/W’2015-2016: DAY 5
The last day of the London Fashion extravaganza ended with some spectacular showcases by designers with varied aesthetics. While some brought ordinary items into mainstream fashion (Anya Hindmarch), other designers like H by Hakaan Yildirim and Tata Naka focused more on garment-construction and angular cuts. The designers that really stood personally on Day 5 were Tata Naka & H by Hakaan Yildirim. Here’s a brief runway review of Day 5 to keep you updated on the latest happenings at LFW A/W’2015:
Anya Hindmarch: The designer whose known to be inspired by things often overlooked, took to a theme based on traffic symbols called ‘Diversion’. The collection mainly comprised of bold colours like red, cobalt blue, olive green, grey and white. The focus was primarily paid on bold prints both textual and symbolic. From jumpsuits with ‘Men at work’ symbols, funnel-neck tops and skirts with ‘Free Delivery’ prints, shearling coats with ‘North, South’ symbols to name a few. The designer put up quite a quirky collection on the runway with equal attention was paid on accessories like bags. Similar bold prints like ‘Go, Men at Work, No U-Turn’ accessorized with trucks, traffic cone keychains made their appearances on the runway.
Marques’Almeida: The collection was colorful as multitudes of reds, yellows, blues, greens and splashes of other colours stormed the runway. The young and upcoming label’s collection had a wacky aesthetic with a vibe of the 90s’. The designer showed versatility in fabric choices from luxurious shearling to daily denims. The silhouettes were relaxed. Apart from denims shown in asymmetric dresses, slashed jeans and tops, the collection also incorporated metallic, layered sheer and print-on-print ensembles. The looks were accessorized with white canvas shoes, knee-length boots and pointed-toe flats.
Tata Naka: The collection possessed a quirky, ultra-modern feel with an oriental touch. The designer’s witty use of colour and pattern made his garments stand out with each having its own identity. Initially garments presented had floral prints with a recurring dragon motif in them. Some of the pieces even combined all the individual prints into one funky ensemble. Equal amount of attention was also paid in the garment-construction process which was evident in the sharp silhouettes and cuts of the garments. The striped tailored jacket and pant ensemble, a fitted peplum shirt and skirt to a fitted sheer top with a printed skirt were a few examples. The collection soon started merging towards bold colour-blocks in contrasting colours. Towards the end, the ensembles got arty with portraits painted onto tailored jackets, fan skirts, thigh-slit skirts. Red lips with bangs and a high-bun kept the overall look chic and contemporary.
Ashish: The collection was inspired by Jane Fonda’s role in Klute. As the theme suggests, the garments showcased had high sex appeal as models strutted the runway in shiny red leather lace-ups which complemented the red lips. It featured camo bombers along with lots of denim and fur. Fur was used in sleeves and collars while jackets and skirts featured patchwork of animal fur stuck to metal pins to add an element of opulence and edginess. A lot of red sequinned embellishments were also used. The patchwork fur top with SEX emblazoned on it definitely grabbed eyeballs. The collection had tones of trash-glamour but in a more opulent way.
H by Hakaan Yildirim: The collection oozed power and masculinity as models in form-fitting ensembles strutted the runway. The colour palette was minimal with red, teal, white, black and baby-pink outfits showcased in the collection. Simplicity was maintained in terms of detail while primary focus was paid on the drapes and the angular cuts of the garments. The collection embodied a sense of luxury with shearling and leather dominating the looks. Some of the outfits that stood out in this collection were the strapless leather jumpsuit, the red fitted leather dress with a thigh-slit, the ankle-length baby-pink shearling coat and the winged-tip teal coat with flap pockets. The makeup was kept clean with plain glossy lips and tied hair.
Photo Credits: Vogue UK