Best in Show (from left to right): Burberry Prorsum, Richard Nicholl and Christopher Kane
Summer for Christopher Bailey was all about Burberry’s trenches, which came in every shade from a red and pink degrade version to colourful metallics. Corsets, tailored dresses, pencil skirts and capelets added a glamorous 1940s vibe. If you want to see everything up close, check out this exclusive video of the show.
Christopher Kane’s bows were anything but girly, with a chic collection he called “wearable gift wrapping”. Minimalist crepe and silk suits were decorated with perfect folds of fabric that resembled ribbons. These were contrasted with grey rubber, and nuts and bolts decorating Frankenstein style printed Tees. Off Kilter, but so Kane!
Tennis dresses never looked so sexy and came with couture style pleated skirts. Body-con sculpted styles were decorated with strips of patent leather, sheer panels or blown up geometric patterns in bold colours like red and blue.
They was something so appealing in Saunders’ opening look of a nude top paired with a metallic/hologram skirt. Later sequinned separates and bias cut dresses with diagonal strips of different fabric hinted at 1970s disco – all with a modern edge.
Katrantzou keeps outdoing herself each season – this time she found inspiration in a collection of old stamps and foreign currency notes which blended perfectly onto sleek styles such as a-line skirts, shirtdresses and shifts.
Its hard to make sporty and urban clothes look elegant but Nicholl has a knack for it. Mesh was inserted into skirts or covered elegant shirt dresses in sporty colours like grey and yellow. I loved the utilitartian yet chic white anorak that opened the show.
Highlights from (left to right): Jonathan Saunders, Mary Katrantzou and David Koma