Fall 2014 RTW : Prada, Costume National and Moschino

Fall 2014 RTW : Prada, Costume National and Moschino

These are some very strong collections from Prada and Moschino. Also reviewing Costume National from Milan Fashion Week.     Prada It's Prada taking inspiration from art yet again and it's beautiful. You can see the difference in the feminine sleek clothing and the masculine oversized one layered over it. Eventually it breaks through and merges together to form something very beautiful. I really like the sheer dresses with the piping. Costume National There's a nice mix of activewear and tailored fashion. I don't find it too flattering though, possibly the only thing…Read more
Fall 2014 RTW : Gucci, Alberta Ferretti and Ports 1961

Fall 2014 RTW : Gucci, Alberta Ferretti and Ports 1961

I thought I'd get started on collections from Milan Fashion Week starting with Gucci, Alberta Ferretti and Ports 1961!   Gucci My jaw dropped when I saw this, it's so basic on the outside but just the finesse is so stunning. I love the use of muted pastels, the leather which looks so luxe and structured. Every look is perfection. I really like the coats and that yellow leather dress. Alberta Ferretti The inspiration is nature and birds intertwined. There's that dirty gritty side of nature portrayed so artistically here. There is so…Read more
Fall 2014 RTW : Erdem, Burberry Prorsum and Tom Ford

Fall 2014 RTW : Erdem, Burberry Prorsum and Tom Ford

The final installment of London fashion Week and my favourites Erdem, Burberry Prorsum and Tom Ford.   Erdem Erdem is always very feminine and flattering, no different this time round. The black dress with lace and cut outs in velvet looks amazing. The gold jacquard, embellishments, there are a lot of ideas here and it's done beautifully. I love it when a collection is so wearable.     Burberry Prorsum All the art is hand painted! You always wonder how a trenchcoat can be reinvented and what a look! they look so light…Read more
Fall 2014 RTW : Temperley London, David Koma and Meadham Kirchhoff

Fall 2014 RTW : Temperley London, David Koma and Meadham Kirchhoff

Trying to keep up with the last few fall collections for London Fashion Week. Here's exciting stuff from Temperley London, David Koma and Meadham Kirchhoff!   Temperley London You always expect a clean, regal and sophisticated collection from Temperley and this time they caught everyone by surprise. It's still all that, but with ethnic and Byzantine prints they just made the label more global. I just love the blue and gray prints, the quilted jackets and coats, the grey satin dress with the orange and red floral print, it's stunning and simple. David…Read more
Fall 2014 RTW : Antonio Berardi, Christopher Kane and Roksanda Illincic

Fall 2014 RTW : Antonio Berardi, Christopher Kane and Roksanda Illincic

The fall collections from London Fashion Week continue!   Antonio Berardi The palette feels very last season (or before that) but I liked the grey and patterned outfits more. It's a ix with a lot of different ideas but I did like the fitted dresses in different fabrics and the detailing around the waist. They look very modern.   Christopher Kane The collection has a slow start but there are some very innovative pieces here. The cut out "cross section" like sleeves are something new! I also like the crystals that look like…Read more
Fall 2014 RTW : Jonathan Saunders, Peter Pilotto and Paul Smith

Fall 2014 RTW : Jonathan Saunders, Peter Pilotto and Paul Smith

More reviews of fall collections from London Fashion Week here. Peter Pilotto and Paul Smith have amazing collections. Not too excited about the Jonathan Saunders one though.   Jonathan Saunders Ill-fitting coats are a turn off. The theme of the collection is more of a recycled look or putting things together to create a look. It's evident with the patchwork dresses but just doesn't look appealing. The metallic champagne coloured dress is pretty great though. But overall, I'm just not feeling it.   Peter Pilotto With a new Target collection, Peter Pilotto has…Read more
Fall 2014 RTW : Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Mary Katrantzou and Matthew Williamson

Fall 2014 RTW : Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Mary Katrantzou and Matthew Williamson

More awesomeness from London Fashion Week fall collections! Vivienne Westwood's Red Label line, Mary Katrantzou and Matthew Williamson!     Vivienne Westwood Red Label The collection goes back in time recreating signature looks. It's wearable fashion and outerwear. People who desperately need good designer work wear will love this. I do like the blue and grey plaid suit and the ruby jumper. That red coat with the lapels forming a heart is just gorgeous. I like the black finale dress as well.   Mary Katrantzou The lack of busy prints is surprising but…Read more
Fall 2014 RTW : House of Holland, Julien Macdonald and Pringle of Scotland

Fall 2014 RTW : House of Holland, Julien Macdonald and Pringle of Scotland

The Julien Macdonald fall collection is stellar! Also reviewing, House of Holland and Pringle of Scotland. I did not intend that sentence to turn out that way...     House of Holland It's a very electric collection but not really for me. I don't really like this particular fir and polka dot combination. The metallic skirts and printed trousers are some of the things I do like though.   Julien Macdonald Blown away by how stunning this collection is. It's revealing but not overtly sexual. It's so hard to pick favourites here but…Read more
Fall 2014 RTW : Preen, Marios Schwab and Topshop Unique

Fall 2014 RTW : Preen, Marios Schwab and Topshop Unique

Pretty fall collections from Preen, Marios Schwab and Topshop at London Fashion Week!   Preen With it's second collection Preen Line in tow, Preen is proving to be quite the label. Another Star Wars reference! This time dedicated solely to Darth Vader and again not entirely convincing like the Rodarte one. I'm not sure if its endorsement for the new movie or the motive, but either way I'm not too happy with the result. I'd rather wear a t-shirt from Cafe Press. That aside, the rest of the collection is actually quite good…Read more
Fall 2014 RTW : J.W. Anderson, Belstaff and Richard Nicoll

Fall 2014 RTW : J.W. Anderson, Belstaff and Richard Nicoll

More fabulous fall collections from London Fashion Week by J.W. Anderson and also Belstaff and Richard Nicoll. Belstaff is quickly becoming a new favourite!     J.W. Anderson There was a lot of focus on the silhouette. While I've chosen to focus on the more wearable pieces here, most were utterly sculptural. There's a lot of experimentation with seams, folds and pleats. That one camel look aside, they all seem like an unfinished thought.   Belstaff Military coats are here to stay. The khaki colour with leather looks amazing with all the zipper…Read more