As the rain came down over the fashionista’s loitering around Somerset House, Miss LF took to the LFW queues with her Marc Jacobs umbrella in tow – from the simplistic cuts at Eudon Choi to the decadent red carpet gowns at Kilian Kerner, we give you a run-down of what to expect come Spring/Summer ’14.
Going back to his roots, Korean native Eudon Choi took inspiration from the ‘nature and exotic flora of Asia’ taking florals for Spring in a different direction with prints worked into oversized tailoring alongside structured dresses and outerwear. We also spotted experimental kimono sleeves in a subtle new structure and fabric while graceful shift dresses gained a fresh new attitude teamed with biker jackets.
Jean Pierre Braganza’s inspiration stirred from the controlled nonchalance of his daughter’s school uniform and the ‘contradiction of femininity’ wherein lies loose skater silhouettes, drop crotch shorts and trousers, bringing back the hipster waistline in an updated mute form. Tomboy shapes in pastel colours make for a disjointed look, held only for the women who mean business. A splash of black and red also make a healthy appearance next to the candy colours to prevent a slip in the saccharine.
Orla Kiely transported us to the African plains for Spring. Amongst the safari backdrop, models dressed in berets and knee high socks with printed short suits, belted trenches and A-line skirts. Impractical for the explorer, but stylish for the Orla Kiely girl. A palette of burnt oranges and pinks through to khaki held the conception of schoolgirl brownies yet a 60’s vibe was seen throughout the presentation.
LFW newbie and German born Kilian Kerner debuted his glamourously feminine collection at the Waldorf Hilton where models struck a pose in the decadent Palm Court Room accompanied by a Jazz pianist. This red carpet worthy collection showcased the epitome of sophistication and elegance with sumptuous floor length gowns while still leaving room for girlish fun with intricate golden embroidery.
That’s it for now, look out for Miss LF’s trend watch part II coming soon.
– Sufiyeh Hadian