All eyes are on London this weekend as leading British brands present their collections, with a number celebrating personal milestones.
Following Mary Katrantzou’s journey, it’s hard to believe that the Greek designer has been part of the fashion scene for a decade. Known for bold prints and inspired by her love for interior and architecture, she paid tribute to some of her most iconic designs during London Fashion Week. The ‘Spring Summer 2019 reiterated the concept of framing and capturing, unifying the disparate and reflecting the collector’s mania for accumulation.’
If there is one man who can make layering easy breezy, it’s Jonathan Anderson. For SS19 collection he focused on fluidity, texture and city-smart bohemia. Out came skirts with scarf hemlines, bib tops, puff sleeve dresses, dad sneakers and shoestring boots. In their detailed complexity, the pieces are simply wearable which is what makes a brand like J.W Anderson so relatable today.
For the Summer 19 show designer Alice Temperley brought together an inspiring cast of muses – model Laura Bailey, actor Helen McCrory and musician Anoushka Shankar to name a few – who personify the ethos of Temperley London; empowered, unique and creative. Her pieces continue to reflect a carefree sensuality that has long been associated with the British brand’s aesthetic. Prints, embroideries and silhouettes inspired by neo-classical architecture are the building blocks of the next season.
If you’ve been following LFW for a while then you’ll be familiar with Molly Goddard. One of the most celebrated newcomers has been gracing the runways, red carpets and some of your favourite e-tailers with her tulle loving dresses in various playful colours.
For SS19 she is taking it down a notch for a more wearable wardrobe, but there’s still plenty of eccentricity. Frills were added to separates such as midi skirts and white cotton shirts and she sent out plenty of perfectly pretty summer dresses. It’s clear she is maturing as a designer by perfectly balancing the quirk with what women want to wear.