“Give me time and I’ll give you a revolution”– Alexander McQueen.
Alexander McQueen is my all time favorite designer. His work was idyllic, rebellious and extravagant. One of my favorite shows was in Spring Summer 2001 titled VOSS, where the models strutted in a glass enclosure filled with butterflies and moths. Now, six years after his death, the brand finally came home. Sarah Burton’s collection is about exploration of dreamscapes between reverie and nightmare.The show started of with black tailored fine leather coats, hand painted with flowers by a floral artist and transitioned to lacy bras,black tulle dresses,knits and satin duvet jackets.The collection is exceptional. This is a homecoming for the brand. This is where it belongs.
Erdem Moralioglu is known for his beautiful evening dresses. His collection was inspired by surrealism of 40’s hollywood glamour. Most of his collection resonate with movies “Rebecca” and “All about Eve” . He describes his woman as a working woman who aspires to be a hollywood actress. The darkness and dishelved romance of Hitchcock movies is felt in his collection.
Roksanda Illincic’s collection is an amalgamation of retro hippie colors of 70’s and utilitarian silhouettes of 40’s . Her collection is inspired by the movie “ The Night Porter “ and the work of renowned fashion photographer Deborah Turbeville. Her collection is sensual. Roksanda’s forte is dresses. She debuted her purses this season which added a polished look to her collection.
Simone Rocha :
Simone Rocha is one of the rising talents in London Fashion scene. This collection is an ode to Simone’s pregnancy and her experience with motherhood. Rocha experimented on the silhouettes and the fabrics . The colors range from nudes to romantic reds. There is also a level of intensity in the dark dresses,black bows which personifies Goth that is ruling this season.
Marta Marques & Paulo Almeida are the Portuguese born London based designers. They are known for their innovation with denim. Marques Almeida is the best example of organically grown business. Their collection mirrors the style of the real girl.Their casting included friends and family. The collection echoes ease from tie-dye slip dresses, banana yellow fur coats and gingham shirts. The collection was remarkable. The duo never lost the touch of reality and pushed their boundaries.
Photo Credit:Kim Weston Arnold,Yannis Vlamos- Vogue