Venue: BFC show space at Somerset House
Front row sightings: Leah Weller
The Collection: Printed silks and modern shapes in a number of textures from embellishments to feathers.
Inspiration: Industrial design and abstract expressionism – concrete tones.
Trends: Taupe, black, Monochromes and graphic prints.
Show: Paul Costelloe
Venue: The prestigious Simpson’s-in-the-strand
The Collection: After skipping last season, The Dublin-born designer came out with a playful, feminine, youthful, and fresh collection for Spring/Summer 2015.
Inspiration: The new age of International opportunity and growth – the global influence of Asia and the international heritage of the designer, Paul Costelloe
Trends: Empire line dresses, cropped jackets and summer rench coats.
Show: Lulu & Co.
Venue: Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
The Collection: Lulu Kennedy teamed up with designer, Louise Gray for an eccentric and fun collection. Lulu really knows how to look like a ‘cool girl’. The collection features Louise’s signature prints and use of colour. I loved how some of the pieces were teamed with sneakers, where as the others were finished off with sexy point toed heels.
Inspiration: raves and music
Trends: Graphic bright prints, boxy jackets and nail art.
Show: Holly Fulton
Venue: Somerset House, the official venue of London Fashion Week
Front row sightings: Amber le Bon
The Collection: Holly stayed true to her signature loud looks and also introduced florals within graphic prints and embellishment appliqués. The collection featured floral prints and crop tops whilst using inspiration from the 60’s.
Inspiration: ‘ode to sun-worship, folk art and free expression’ – note the sun on the Tshirt!
Trends: mirrored lenses, prints and lasercut.
Show: Alice Temperley
Venue: Royal Institute of British Architects.
Front row sightings: Laura Bailey, Pixie Lott and Nicole Scherzinger
The Collection: This has got to be one of my favourite Temperley collections to date. Alice recently merged her Alice by Temperley brand into the mainline Temperley range, which gave it a very cool and wearable result. The relaxed and modern collection stayed true to Alice’s British heritage whilst still giving it a new look with the tailored layering in muted tones. It eventually moved into her signature flawy materials and cover ups. The look was finished off with dewy and fresh skin with a glow by Lisa Eldridge.
Inspiration: The colour palette was inspired from Japanese Shunga Ink paintings.
Trends: Pastels, Mirrored sunglasses and summer coats.
Show: Burberry Prorsum
Venue: Their signature location at Kensington Gardens, one of the most beautiful productions during LFW.
Atmosphere: Burberry is always one of the most organised shows at London fashion week. The show was supported by a James Bay live performance.
Front row sightings: Kate Moss, Dakota Johnson, Olivia Palermo and Cara Delevigne.
The Collection: Named ‘The Birds and The Bees’, This season was all about brights, denim and butterfly prints. The summertime look meant that denim and sneakers were paired with light fabrics such as tulle and sheer materials. They recently launched their new “Bee” bag and butterfly shades for women.
Inspiration: English Summertime.
Trends: Denim, Shearling, and sneakers.
Show: Emilio de la Morena
Venue: The Hospital Club
Front row sightings: Olivia Palermo
The Collection: Emilio de la Morena’s ‘signature tailoring, strong silhouettes and craftsmanship’. This season, the Spanish designer came out with sexy, shimmery dresses and corsets made out of draped fabrics inspired of the summer partying scene.
Inspiration: The glamour and energy of Ibiza in the 80’s
Trends: corsets, silk, and metallic shimmer
-During London Fashion Week, OSMAN collaborated with American Express and dressed the AMEX fashion insiders with bespoke OSMAN jackets made from his trademark silhouette. Amex insiders are around fashion week offering support – all the way from helping with the schedule to making restaurant reservations to heading to the dry cleaners.