London Fashion Week just wrapped up its spring 2014 ready to wear shows, and it showcased some classic punk meets posh British fashion. Designers from Burberry and Preen to Sister by Sibling and Eudon Choi showed looks that were at once bright and fresh, yet modern and uniquely English.
A shorter timeline than New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week is nonetheless packed with eager fashionistas craning to see what designers have come up with for spring 2014. There are the classics that never disappoint, like Burberry Prorsum. There was a definite “letting-out” so to speak, in Burberry’s silhouettes. The models walked down in shapely, amply generous silhouettes. The Burberry woman also doesn’t wear a thong- she wears high waisted retro underwear that tucks her in wear she needs it, and lifts where she wants it. And she’s going to need that help, because the clothes featured see-through skirts, tops and jackets with nothing else underneath. Stripes, polka dots, and a plethora of lace comprised the main textures of the collection. But the jewel of the collection were, what else, large jewel embellishments. Stacked orderly on skirts and jackets or clustered on shoulders, the round bejeweled embellishments created the perfect amount of glitz in the otherwise accessories-free looks.
Preen by Thorton Bregazzi showed their signature clashing prints and interesting cuts. It was paired with funky patterns, more see-through tops and dresses, bright colors paired with black and white including pastel pink. Fans of Preen, “Preen Queens” as they’re known, won’t be disappointed with this Spring 2014 collection with pieces that are commercial and definitely ready to wear.
With Eudon Choi, simplicity was the name of the game, and a play between gentle femininity and structured masculinity. There’s a refinement to the pieces, with stripes, garden florals, and small geometric prints.
And of course no London Fashion Week can be complete without Sister by Sibling. A little sweet, a little cheeky, the trio behind Sister by Sibling produced something that was decidedly more sweet. With a homage to the tupperware 50′s, the collection consisted of fringe, see through crochet tops and skirts, large prints, pleats, and floral tufts. Perhaps not as edgy as prior collections, nevertheless the collection highlights the quirkiness and punk edge British fashion is known for.
Whatever the collection, the predominant trends that each designer and each collection presented were pale pastel pinks, see through tops and bottoms, flats and block heels, loose dresses, and cropped bomber jackets.
We Want to Know: Are you liking any looks from London Fashion Week? How will you incorporate the looks in your spring 2014 wardrobe?
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