Last week I gave you a few highlights of New York fashion week and although there were a few more shows that I loved (Reed Krakoff and of course Ralph Lauren) there were also a few that I didn’t love…Marc Jacobs for example.
But the show must go on!
And in fashion, the show moves to London with the start of London fashion week. I’m all about American designers and have to represent my California style but I must admit, London fashion week to me always feels fresher, more on the edge of not what is in style NOW,but what is to come.
Here are just a few of my favorite looks so far!
Look 11-Mary Katrantzou
This ready to wear look is from Mary Katrantzou who I LOVE. Her use of graphic prints on top of luxury silks is amazing and definitely a show stopper.
I love this day suit and although I’m not sure exactly where I could wear both the pants and the blouse, I know 15 different ways I could wear each piece individually.
Check out more of Mary’s pieces here.
Look 21 Temperly London
Alice Temperly has the perfect boho-chic look down, but this season it seems she has turned a corner and released a more refined, grown up collection.
This sheer dress with black pant foundation is so glamorous and has a hint of the 40’s to it. I love the how the dress drapes over the pant, but also appreciate the menswear detail of the print and the tie. I am interested to see how she continues to develop as a designer.
See more of Temperly London here.
Look 10 Duro Olowu
Duro Olowu is a Nigerian-born, London based designer known for his incredible use of splashily printed vintage couture fabrics.
This season he has shown incredible restraint with this white tailored cape. The exquisite tailoring brings this piece that could veer towards costume-y back to earth.
I need this in my wardrobe next spring! Check out his other colorful creations here.
Look #2 and Look #24
And last, but certainly not least is Matthew Williamson. I like to think of Matthew as the Roberto Cavalli of my generation.
His designs are young, bright, hip and always seen on the red carpet.
These looks to me are both 60’s inspired, but completely current. His generous use of color is not overwhelming, but executed perfectly.
I just can’t get enough of him!
Check out more of Matthew’s designs here
Stay tuned… this week on the blog we have our Why Shop Vintage top 5 reasons video and much, much more!