By Maria Grippo
We are loving watching the Spring/Summer Fashion Weeks roll down the runway on the other side of the hemisphere, filling our heads – and potentially wardrobes – with fashion inspo for the warmer months ahead.
From minimalistic sportswear to prints that would rival your (rather trendy) grandmother’s upholstered armchair, here is a round up of trends from the one of the more refined weeks of the spring 2015 RTW shows fresh from London Fashion Week.
This trend was birthed from the sneaker trend that was championed by editors and the fashion elite as they made their way around the busy streets of New York. Christopher Raeburn, Hunter Originals, Norma Komali, David Koma, and VPL have decided to capitalise on this trend, so like it or not, it’s here to stay.
Organza + Taffeta
Daks, Julien McDonald, Michael van der Ham, Erdem and Burberry Prorsum refined the sheer overlay trend from the New York Shows. This trend is quite clever as you can get away with wearing less clothing yet still look fully dressed. Perfect for the Australian summer.
Felder Felder, House of Holland, Markus Lupfer and Tom Ford had pieces that brought to mind those fire-retardant blankets whereas Mary Katranzou kept metallic to a minimum with sheer lace pieces.
Eudon Choi, Jean-Pierre Braganza, J.W. Anderson, Temperly London, Jonathon Saunders and Marios Schwab all had their distinct reinterpretation of coordinates in what I like to call “neo-suiting”. In the style of the 90s renaissance, silhouettes were kept long, lean and simple in neutral, wearable hues.
Roksanda, Lucas Nascimiento and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi either went all out with bright colours (most notably tangerine) or simply included pops of this über spring/summer colour as a contrast. Perfect paired with a tan and a mojito.
Another trend it seems is here to stay is leather apparel. Christopher Kane, J.W. Anderson, David Koma, Mulberry and Whistles all had signature leather pieces in their shows with the latter two punching holes in theirs which makes it a little more wearable in the warmer months.
House of Holland, Matthew Williamson, Antonio Berardi, Giles and Peter Pilotto must’ve spent some time at nan’s house due to the abundance of retro 60s references, laser-cut floral patterns common for doilies and sofa-like brocade pieces. Where else but London?