The third day of London Fashion Week was all about the designers venturing beyond their aesthetic and introducing another side to their vision.
Josep Font knows how to work with shapes and for Delpozo SS19 collection he looked to murano glass artist Fulvio Bianconi for inspiration. This approach added a softness to some of the heavier pieces while the idea of transparency was interpreted through tulle draped across a single shoulder or applied to dress seams in a wave shape.
Frill socks with bulky shoes, buckle choker with a silk scarf, and plenty of lace – it must be Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. The design duo were inspired by Roma Irish Travellers so the collection felt like a fusion of ideas that you pick up along the way as you migrate from place to place. A surprising site were tailored silk and nylon suits which are designed for easy packing that won’t require an iron once you arrive at your dream destination.
Simone Rocha embraced her Chinese background and looked back to the Tang dynasty in the 16th century for the latest collection. We saw the familiar flowers and brocade along with romantic accents such as lace veils and feathers adorning the shoes. She also hand-stitched faces in red thread on white cotton and played with circular shapes. Many designers could risk over complicating their collections with detail, but Rocha seems to find balance between fantasy and wearability.
Roland Mouret presented a collection that aims to represent different voices of women, and this showed in a wide variety of pieces, some more experimental than what we’ve seen before. The fluidity of the cut and sensual silhouettes were all present, but he also added wide leg trousers that sat low as well as sportier elements such as slouchy knits and mesh panels.