Sass & Bide
The so called “Papa Sucre” (Sugar Daddy) collection was characterized by rafia notes. Collars, jackets, dresses, almost every look came with a little hint of rafia, which gave models a mix of a tribal warrior.
Dresses, jumpsuits, shirts and pants appeared in prints, sometimes in earthy tones, others in the shape of leopard spots (leopard prints).
The two black looks below were my favorites because I loved the unexpected cuts in the chest.
Men’s shirts, rock’n’roll and a painting sent to me by a fan. (three things that inspired him)
Some of my inspiration for the collection came from Jimi Hendrix. It is the 40th anniversary of his death this month and he lived in London at the height of his career. His old flat on Brook Street in Mayfair is even being opened to the public for a short time this autumn.
Paul Smith to LondonFashionWeek.co.uk
Vivienne Westwood Red Label
Plaids, stripes, leopard prints and flower prints: there was not much room for solid colors in total looks in Vivienne’s show. The Vivienne Westwood woman can be sometimes casual, sporty, and always ready for a cocktail.
If I had to chose one word to describe Acne’s show, it would be oversizing. The most striking pieces in the catwalk were floor length tubes, floating chiffon skirts and oversized shirts, especially in red.
Pringle of Scotland
Oversized pockets and frayed embellishments were two things to retain from the show. The eternal duality black and white reigned in straight silhouettes.
It was my favorite show at fashion week. I love how feminine and romantic the clothes were: lace upon lace, embroidery, patchwork. It was much about details.
Inspired by the ballet, its influences were noticed especially in the fitted bodices, the flaring skirts and Nicholas Kirkwood (lovely) shoes.
Christopher Bailey still knows how to rock it! Black leather (lots and lots), studded jackets in python, leopard prints…Not to mention the mini trench with motocross sleeves and zips. The biker mood was very present the whole show.
The iconic trench was re-re-invented (again): shorter, much shorter, in leather, python or simply with a blue belt.
Still, the dresses were my favorite pieces, especially the ones below.