Οι καλυτερες παραστασεις απο το London Fashion Week....
London Fashion Week is now in full swing and whilst show after show takes place around London and we rush from location to location ... some designers stand out amongst the crowd.
Greek designer and fashion's favourite Mary Katrantzou showed her new collection yesterday. Her famous prints lit up the catwalk but in a new way.... she was heavily inspired by clothing from 50's American western style. However, despite the American style there was still an elegant 'princess' feel to the clothes.... a recurring theme in Katrantzou's luxury brand.
She used heavy materials such as leather and fur but paired them with ballerina tulle which gave a beautiful and stark contrast. Many have compared Katrantzou's latest collection to the Spring/Summer 2011 Miu Miu collection which also channeled cowboy style.
Miu Miu 2011 Spring/Summer Collection
However this collection was important for Katrantzou to prove that she has the ability to create not just evening wear, but also casual everyday clothes. For Katrantzou to expand her company it was necessary for her to take this step. If we look at some of the most successful fashion brands in terms of revenue .... Valentino and Dolce and Gabbana, they have both branched out of their high fashion catwalk collections.
Mary Katrantzou Autumn/Winter 2016
A second fashion house which dominated the catwalk was Alexander McQueen who after 14 years has returned home to London. The last time McQueen showed in London was in 2001 when he showed his 'What A Merry-Go-Round' collection.
Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2016
Sarah Burton the creative director of Alexander McQueen, who took the position in 2010 after McQueen's suicide, created a powerful and etherial collection. The collection started with beautifully tailored coats and jackets (something that the brand is famous for) but as the collection progressed the clothes became more intricate with lace making a frequent appearance (something we have seen a lot this year from houses such as Balenciaga) and beautifully embroidered dresses. One could even say that as the collection progressed it seemed to channel more of Lee McQueen in terms of shape and material.
Since Burton has taken over the house the revenue has increased hugely. She in some ways shares the same creative mind that Alexander McQueen once had, but a little less unhinged.