LFW Take Two
London Fashion Week has a fresh new take on Spring this year! I will always have a soft spot for Mark Fast, we both grew up in the city of Winnipeg. When he first arrived on the British scene, I loved that he pushed the envelope putting curvy girls in skin tight knits. He still seems to be pushing the envelope and demanding the wrong attention, but not quite hitting the right “Mark,” as his models look like they just stepped off the set from the 1970’s Soul Train.
Then there is Burberry Prorsum, who can do no wrong! The brand has slowly shifted from stuffy old english trench coats, to a new era appealing to the young and modern woman. This season was right on target as corsets, capes and metallic trenches flew down the runway.
Christopher Kane plays it safe in his soft pastel colours, but why, why, why did he have to add what looks like electrical tape to his dresses? And what looks like doilies underneath only exaggerate how poorly thought out his ideas were.
Peter Pilotto pushes his graphical prints to a whole new level. Expertly shading and mixing the prints like a well constructed collage to salvate my fashion pallet. His collection shows that if you have a keen eye, you can mix any print and pattern together.
On the other side, Erdem choses to play with colours more then patterns. He tries to show how alien woman would try to fit in on our planet. I feel as though his alien woman are directly from the sun, as I’m finding it too hard to stare directly into his prints…however he saved himself with his second look down the run way, with a fresh take on lace and snakeskin, mixing them eloquently together.
And there you have it: my short but hopefully fun take on this years London Fashion Week!