London Calling: The Best of London Fashion Week AW15


Shiny brocade dresses with paneled bodices, maxi skirts with turtleneck sweaters and a colour palette that Vogue described akin to a box of Quality Street chocolates.  Erdem brought us a collection inspired by an art installation the designer encountered at the Frieze Masters Art Fair in 2014; a re-creation of an Parisian apartment belonging to a fictional art collector. With the concept of environment as an expression of character in mind, Erdem was full of its usual rich, opulent and complex fabrics but this season with a vintage feel, much like the interior items that are passed down through the generations.  Nicholas Kirkwood designed boots to accompany the collection - a riding style which left a little skin before the skirt of the dresses that modernized some of the looks.

Knitwear that cocoons the body - so many inviting, cosy looks at Joseph FW15.  Merino and cashmere knits that blanket the body for warmth matched Joseph signature styles such as their luxe slouchy pants. Perfect fall dressing.  Mostly neutral tones with a pop of colour and prints in the finale of the collection.  Truly in keeping with the Shop Pyramid aesthetic, full of high end, 'gently progressive' (as Vogue called it) wardrobe staples.

Opening with a series of black smoking suits with pops of red and purple, moving on to velvet then chiffon styles all couched within a feeling of attractiveness and sensuality - the idea of seduction abounded and Kane pulled this off incredibly well.    Within the theme of seduction several different ideas emerged: high shine metallic chainmail gowns with lace hemlines mingled with sheer-tulle dresses and even an oversized sweater dress.It was a fun and powerfully colorful collection, a little different to what we've seen from Kane before.

Pringle is a British heritage brand that has done wonders over recent years in revitalizing the label whilst attending to the sensitivities of Pringle’s customers.  This season, Pringle’s collection was fairly simple in a low-key way and pleasing way. Despite the low key nature of the collection there was a great deal of beauty in this artisanal approach to FW15. Leather and macrame, wool and velvet – plenty of lovely textures in another comfortable and warm winter line.  Beautiful simplicity.

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 Shop Pyramid aesthetic, full of high end, 'gently progressive' (as Vogue called it) wardrobe staples.


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