Wednesday, February 19, 2014

LFW Day 5 Show Round Up.

Yesterday was the final day of London Fashion Week AW14. Sigh.. Back to reality where expression of your individuality is recommended to be repressed to some degree. 

I’m going to start with Meadham Kirchhoff - a brand in which I am usually a little weary of due to its strange and eccentric designs and prints. However, they seemed to be in a party mood this season with Spice Girls playing in the background and the brightest catwalk carpet you would have ever seen. However, if you are educated in the brand, you will know that this is just at face value and that the brand has a somewhat more sinister and dark side to their designs. 
It was clear that Meadham Kirchoff had used inspiration from the 1980’s with the lilac boucle fabric, gold buttons and other candy coloured tweed. The shapes were oversized, and it had a ‘I’m-dressing-up-in-my-Mum’s-clothes’ kind of feel to it. 

Anya Hindmarch’s concept, on the otherhand, was somewhat more ‘everyday’ in comparison. Despite the fact that she was able to create a sense of excitement, regardless of the fact that her catwalk was made to look like it was based in a supermarket. It meant that everyone’s boring everyday shopping list turned into a wish list of tote bags and and clutches - and a dream for a luxury life. Moreover, the show also marked the launch of her scarf collection - of which contained lots of smiling faces in print designs and were contrast to white dresses as a blank canvas. 

Finally, Tom Ford took to the runway and in a strange move, took Jay Z’s ‘Tom Ford’ football jersey, and made it authentic by turning said design into a sequinned mini dress. It was clear that his collection was inspired by more than just rap artists. His sixties-esque ensembles suggested a collaboration of inspirations from his Western American roots and his modern London. He styled some looks with balaclavas and high leg cowboy boots - definitely an ode to Native America.
What I particularly loved about his latest collection was his ability to cater for all ages. The youngsters will go crazy for the laser cut gold fox jacket, whilst the older woman would love the longer styles and higher boots, as well as the skirt suits and pullovers. 

And that, ladies and gents, is my final show round-up for London Fashion Week!

Lots of love,
Katie x

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