Locking down London and we are halfway through the month. The collections are only getting stronger and London is the best way to get a bit of edge in before the extravaganza that is Milan. Guys, this is London..
Fresh from coveting the seaside inspired SS15 collection, Kate Phelan took us to the countryside for a fashionable retreat for the latest Topshop Unique offering. Subtle florals and super cozy coats were offset by sheer lace and feathered creations perfect for party season. A black feathered sleeve and collar coat was reminiscent of Cher's red and black number in Clueless, and the touch of lace above proves less is more in all senses when dressing for colder weather.
La vie boheme was the theme of day as Christopher Bailey unveiled the Burberry girls (and guys) for AW15. Luxurious western bohemian vibes erred on a new look for Burberry Prorsum, and it definitely paid off. Sumptuous suedes and those printed thigh highs are the perfect companion for fall, while that fringe detail is classic Burberry craftsmanship on a whole other level. Bravo!
Another talented Christopher, one who really knows his way around a roll of organza at that. Kane's talents know no limits, with his ever present fascination with the sciences serving as an undercurrent of inspiration for his collections. The contrast of light luxe fabrics with the ongoing theme of passionate lovers, the collection is subtly suggestive with peekaboo sheerness and form fitting skirts.
Echoing The Row with so much sultry slouchiness but with a twist. Structurally undone yet still retaining that classic Joseph femininity with open knits and skirt splits, and proving the socks n slide combo is here to stay. The best part of this show was the swirling pseudo storm and the foil blankets given to those on the FROW to protect their cold and tired fashion week feet.
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Knotted knits and grunge finishes, courtesy of Alexander McQueen sister brand McQ. Sticking to a clean palette of cream, black and navy and only straying for a pop of orange or a smattering of leopard print for that something extra. The multitude of layers and texture clashes of leather, wool and soft chiffon plays on the high low of everyday dressing.
All images via Style.com