Trend Watch at LFW Part II

The remaining days of LFW proved to be a total wash-out with the weather continuously raining and ruining outfit plans, but nevertheless the Spring/Summer ’14 trends brought out the sunshine. Miss LF went to see fun printed silk shirts at Holly Fulton to the modern-day graphic print knitwear from Pringle of Scotland.

Holly Fulton took on a 70’s summer in LA vibe with her signature print motifs and embellishments filtered down into soft silhouettes. Daytime suits of matching soft silk trousers and pleated separates in a sugary palette of lilac, powder pinks partnered with flashes of faded neon while technical synthetics are used to give crisp form to light belted shell coats.

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John Rocha took a narrative of grace and femininity through a palette of whites and ivories with textural black and shots of scarlet, fuchsia to lemon,violet emerald and indigo. Structured silhouettes slim extended lines while texture and embellishment is focused on densely worked surfaces such as organza and raw edged layers.

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Pringle of Scotland embraced contrasting influences to create unexpected juxtapositions with graphic panels and elliptical seams. Structured fabrics are paired with relaxed knitwear and sharp silhouettes are gathered to create volume. The geometric grid patterns intrinsic to argyle are realised through a fine lace stitch while a combination of textures is explored through silk slits with knitted jersey and macramé on bomber jackets and skirts.

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We are definitely looking forward to Spring/Summer ’14 with all it has to offer, let’s just hope the weather lets up!

– Sufiyeh Hadian

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