LFW COVERAGE: Bombers & Bows

Good Monday my sweet readers! A new week is beginning and with it, another LFW post. What we have seen so far has been beyond amazing, London has always that eclectic and fun vibe. For you today, five more runways reviews, including three Fashion Week titans: Burberry Prorsum, Christopher Kane and Peter Pilotto. Your favorite? You’ll tell me after I’m done reviewing…

J.W. ANDERSON

J.W. Anderson’s mind is always on repeat, that means three times one look but with different colors. And you know what, it seems to work. The show was called ‘Chamber of Isolation’, and you could clearly get the concept by looking at the first three, white and quilted looks. It was a fashion forward show, even classic shaped pieces were modernized with rare textures and colors. Coats were shapeless, coordinates were shiny in PVC, plaid was paired with quilted and colorful collars, all together to create an unexpected result. The young designer kept his signature, masculine tailoring (even for the many A line skirts he sent out the runway) and complemented each look with heavy footwear.

CHRISTOPHER KANE

With every collection, Christopher Kane continues to develop his very unique signature style and us fashion people are beginning to easily recognize it. The designer went for a purple setting for this season’s show. The collection´s mood was dramatic and dark, in a chills down the spine kind of way. His prints and textures were, as always, exciting and show-stopping. His Gothic shapes were executed to perfection:  knee-length dresses, sporty garments, leather cutouts, sleek trousers and beautiful knits. The color palette (red, black, purple and some white) was as diverse as the textures he used (leopard print, PVC, sheer materials and more). We are getting used to Mr. Kane’s fabulous futurism, we are seriously into it!

BURBERRY PRORSUM

Christopher Bailey can sure put together a hell of a collection, just have a look at what he gave us for the next season. A mix between girly and ladylike was the result of putting together stripes, bows, peplums and more.  It all looked so young and fresh, just like gorgeous Cara Delevigne, the show’s closer. The designer payed special attention to the waist, even the thickest of coats was cinched with beautiful belts. One of the key pieces of the exhibition has to be the cropped, puffy bomber, a must-have item for next fall.

The color palette was rather earthy with some violet and teal (in rusty versions) popping out every once in a while. Prints were floral with a retro take on them, mid-length trend was also present and those laid-back lace-ups that are bound to be one of the most coveted on the footwear department. The show ended with snow (yes, I said snow) and a final walk with umbrellas. This was a hit for Bailey, not only because of the beautiful clothes, but also because it was so different from what he had given us before.

PETER PILOTTO

Last season this was one of the best shows of all Fashion Week and this is why. Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos are true artisans when it comes to digital prints, this show is tangible proof. The color palette was a mixture of blue, green, yellow and poppy red. Some of the textures and shapes were accompanied by beautiful fur collars (I’m still gasping for air after seeing the blue-green-white one). The mood was somewhat futuristic with a touch of fetish. Pants were skin-tight, dresses mid-length. There was a bondage theme going on in some of the looks with sexy cutouts. The detailed shoes are worth mentioning, and worth dying for.

TOPSHOP UNIQUE

It was a very different show form the one we saw in Spring, 360º degrees different and better. It was a runway filled with separates: leather skirts, short shorts, volume coats and slouchy skirts. There was a clear military influence on the collection. The strongest color on the exhibition was olive and there was an utilitarian vibe to it all. At last, a show that shows a lot of leg, just the way I like it. The gray and black bootie? That piece I can actually afford and will be definitely buying next season.

LOOK OF THE DAY

Oh how I love the ladylike look. This time is a cream colored frenzy. I chose a beautiful lace, skater dress from ASOS. I accented the waist with a skinny, golden bird belt. I added a double-breasted blazer with a pearl button detail, also from ASOS. For some leg coverage, cute polka dot tights. The nude and white combo goes perfectly with the rest of the ensemble. For the shoes, a retro touch: tan intage looking t-strap pumps from Francesco Morichetti.

For the bag, a pearl embellished box clutch from COAST. For accesories, keep it simple: a pair of tan leather gloves from Forzieri and pearl studs for an air of sophistication. Last but not least, pretty and soft lips courtesy of Tom Ford’s Spanish pink lipstick.

This look is definitely one of my favorites of all Sweet’n’Raw’s times. Do you fancy it? Don’t hesitate to leave your much appreciated comments!

All details from this outfit can be found at FASHIOLISTA.

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofía Alanis
Photos: style.com

All texts are written by me, PLAGIARISM is not cool…

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