Day three at London Fashion Week FW18 was heavy on fur, classic prints and unexpected contrasts.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi debuted a glorious show at the Topshop show space completely transformed into an ocean themed landscape. The duo designers presented a ruffle galore collection inspired the Haenyo- known as Korean sea-women who harvest for pearls, referring to them as eco-feminists. Heavy on maritime elements- from pearl embellishments, fishnet tights, scuba diving caps, and bags covered with nautical knots.
Mary Katrantzou’s “Interior Lives” FW18 collection we find tapestry draped dresses, William Morris wallpaper printed patterns, metallic armor covered jackets and quilted leather bombers. Inspired by the beginning of the modernism era, Katrantzou displayed a much more relaxed collection that made her pieces more wearable than usual.
Also showcased at the Topshop show space House of Holland surprised us with a clean- no themed show purely focused on a stripped collection that reimagined the iconic ’90s streetwear pieces. Titled “Grow Up”, the collection reinterpreted the classic camo prints seen on puffer jackets and trousers, almost everything from long silk dresser to logo hoodies and oversized varsity jackets were paired with big chunky hiking boots with contrasting colourful laces.
Peter Pilotto’s FW18 show was set at the Tramp, in a candlelit dinner setting. Fans and fashion lovers sat around rounded tables, displaying the collection’s newest hand printed plates, where the designers seek to explore beyond the clothes and rather build a complete lifestyle brand. Models walked around the tables as they displayed silk satin pant suits and jumpsuits echoing the glamorous ’70s.
Roland Mouret took a modest approach with his FW18 Collection by adding rich tailoring techniques and luxe fabrics. The extremely feminine range included were body-hugging silhouettes, wrap tight-skirts with fraying edges and dramatic capes. There were also a draped long dress with romantic ruffled details and a strappy dress in hot-red with bare shoulders.
Halpern’s FW18 takes on the ’70s with extravagant glitzy silhouettes and proportions. There were wide trousers featuring contrasting prints and coats with dramatic shoulders pared with mini dresses. Including fashion forward metallic dress with one shoulder, and a gleaming evening-wear selection with sequins jumpsuits and plunging necklines.