Best of London Fashion Week: Prints, Patterns & Poses

Well, kiddies, pack your printed Mulberry suitcases. We’re leaving London and heading to Milan. London fashion week has wrapped after a whirlwind five days that saw everything from pieces fit for a Queen to pieces made for Kim Kardashian’s future spawn.

So who had the best collection, who had the worst, who had the most interesting? Well the answer to the last question is undoubtedly Tom Ford. Love it or hate it, it was amazing, and had everyone talking. But there were more shows…Burberry, Erdem, Christopher Kane and Peter Pilotto all made my best show list.  Let’s take a look…

Burberry—Designer Christopher Bailey called his latest collection, “trench kisses.” Makes sense since most pieces were trenches, re-invented over and over again to stay true to Burberry’s heritage—no pun intended. That said, it wasn’t stale, old or even predictable. And with their simultaneous launch of “smarter personalization” no one can really call Burberry, “old.”

Peter Pilotto—Designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos dazzled audiences with bold geo-prints, heavy embroidery and dresses architected for a Renaissance Queen. Part matador, part—pardon the cliche—fashionista who lunches, the collection was fresh without looking heavy and really showed the maturation of the designers and their collections. An absolute favorite.

Christopher Kane—Kane’s latest collection was inspired by the brain. His words, not mine. How exactly I’m not sure, except that his final pieces had intricate dresses, with intricate patterns, much like veins pulsing in a human skull. Now that we’ve covered the anatomy of his collection, let’s get to the beauty. Fur trims, brocade and cut-out suspenders with a little dash of military motif. Why was it one of my favorite? Well, it was just so smart!

Toodles London! Ciao Milano! Another day, another city.


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