Whilst LFW concentrates on the forthcoming trends for A/W 2010, London Fashion Weekend focuses on the freshest new looks for Spring and Summer…giving a fantastic insight into what we will all be wearing in the coming months.
The catwalk show was hosted by the gorgeous Louise Roe, one of the UKs top Fashion Stylists, who guided us through the four top looks for the next season:
Light, airy, white with accents of mouth-watering pastels dominated the Catwalks for Spring Summer 2010. The intricate floral cutwork in leather and chiffon at Jasper Conran was a highlight of London Fashion Week, the entire collection in subtle shades of white, nude and the palest pink. Luella featured pastels, bows and cutout hearts for ultimate girl appeal, with layers of candy box chiffons and embroideries at Christopher Kane and Dior. Burberry Prorsum showed a delectable array of textures and drapes in muted hues to evoke those hazy summers day feelings, along with pastel dyed denims at Hilfiger and Levis, for those casual days at the seaside.
From the luxurious layers, ruffles and textures on the catwalk from Charles Anastase, to the ever prevalent Breton stripes at Clements Ribeiro and frostfrench. This trend combines layered mismatched pieces of luxe and denim with classic nautical tailoring and gothic leather. Mixing denim and colourful cottons at Twenty8Twelve gave an effortlessly cool London edge to this trend, with the eighties favourite ‘Double Denim’ making a come back at American stalwart Ralph Lauren. Westwood continues the trend for pirate inspired asymmetric and drapery; with crinolines and suspenders thrown into the mix for the more flamboyant girl. With luscious layers from Reem giving the goth rock edge to stop the trend getting too girly.
With awards season in full flow we are delving into the past. Vintage fashion constantly influences contemporary trends, and we have put together a special selection of some of the most beautiful, intricate and downright show stopping outfits to display how vintage clothing is as relevant today as ever. The worlds leading stylists all create looks using a mixture of vintage, high street and designer. Are you inspired by the Charleston glitz of the Twenties, or the glorious maxi gowns of the Seventies…..where will you go back to this summer? All vintage pieces supplied by and available at www.shikasuki.com
Since launching her first collection in 1981, Betty Jackson has created highly desirable clothing for the intelligent and individual woman with an intriguing blend of experimental cutting and understated elegance. Offering sophisticated design solutions exemplified by a play on proportion and using fine art derived prints as visual highlights, Betty has created a design vocabulary that is enduring and instantly recognisable. Romance and femininity are this season’s main inspiration for yet another gorgeous summer collection by Betty Jackson. Warm and feminine flower prints in pastel shades of violet, shell, rose and blues are mixed with acid yellow and grass green. Lace trim detailing is revealed from under layering; bringing more romance to some of our favourite oversized simple shapes. Monochrome is also a key theme for Summer 2010 with steel grey and navy soft silks complemented with sheer silver lurex. Jersey dresses are draped with 3D pleating details and bring a soft yet structured feel to this colourful collection.
Collection descriptions and and images from http://www.londonfashionweekend.co.uk/the-catwalk/