I must say that I loved every second of my first experience of this autumn London Fashion Week. So many amazing shows and presentations where I was attending and I must give many thanks for all these invitations. These are the Highlights of my first London Fashion Week.
My first show was Paul Costelloe SS17 in the Le Meridien. Unfortunately, I was standing in the last row, so I was not able to get any pictures myself but the show was really amazing. I loved Paul Costelloe’s minimalistic style and usage of see-through materials. Four of my favorite looks are here:
I also had invitations to The Painting Rooms Presentations SS17 (steventai, Three Floor, Gabriel Vilma and Xiao Li) but I couldn’t make it to these presentations because I got in London around 17 o’clock. Of course, I check the press later and I still found out that all these four designers were unbelievable good.
My favorite was Xiao Li SS17 collection with her minimalistic lighter looks mixed with women knitwear. I would love to wear all of her pieces in this upcoming summer time. This beautiful color palette just won my heart, starting with bold navy’s and whites, ending with light stripes. Really amazing details like bell-bottoms, exposed shoulders and tied bras, knots and much more. Can I wear everything?!
Gabriel Vielma SS17 collection was such a fun and playful with amazing tailored pieces. Her 60’s inspired beauty salon looks are done to perfection with great twists.
Three Floor SS17 brought to us bold colors like blue, green, red and yellow mixed with each other. I loved that color blocking was done to perfection and they have styled all these feminine looks with fishnet tights or colorful over the knee boots.
steventai SS17 takes us back to the Tai’s graduation collection in 2011 when he introduced us his muse: a nerdy, smiling, geek chic girl. She has a sense of humor, she’s optimist and her wardrobe is wearable. That Beauty and the Beast Belle’s quote reflects the collection perfectly: ‘Look there she goes, that girl is so peculiar. I wonder if she’s feeling well. With a dreamy far off look. And her nose stuck in a book.”
After Paul Costelloe’s show, I literally run to the On/Off Presents to Phonica Record Store where I realized that there is no point to run because you need to wait in the line anyway. This show was an introduction for newly graduated designers like Jayne Pierson, Luke Anthony Rooney, Timothy Bouyez-Forge and Laura Theiss.
On the Second day, I got to see 4 very inspiring presentations. First of all my day started with Edel’ine L’ee SS17 collection which is an ‘ode’ to London. Streets and people in London have inspired her on so many levels that she brought London textures inside of the Elms Lesters Painting Room and showed this contemporary collection to us. “The cutting and shapes were minimalist. The color and textures are maximalist. The signature is dynamic yet sound. “
After that, I had a little lunch break and then I was invited to the Piers Atkinson SS17 presentation ‘Little Piggy Went to Market’. This collection of pop art headpieces was something completely different than I have ever seen before. Piers Atkinson’s SS17 collection leans towards luxury casual with a range of feminine baseball caps, headbands, and beanies, given a fashionable make-over with pearls a florals and sewn with tulle, sequins and Swarovski crystal. What a crazy fun set up!
Later in the evening, I had two more presentations to see in the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms. On the first floor, there was OMER ASIM SS17 collection, named Reversed Sensory, was an interesting installation from the Sudanese designer. Omer Asim studied architecture and I think you can see this in his clothes when the strong geometric lines are coming out and it’s perfectly matched with bold industrial jewelry. All the models had painted black hands and feet to complete the looks with the black painted motifs on the clothes.
On the second floor, everybody had an opportunity to see a new and upcoming womenswear brand HELTER SS17 see now, buy now collection. This functional minimalistic collection was named Collection II by the design duo and co-founders, Willis Tan and Jeraldine Ng. Their pieces are contemporary and wearable; sharply tailored, but finished with cut-out panels at the cuffs or shoulders for a sensual twist. The talented pair of designers successfully dominated bold and simple designs with all-around, functionality.
On my third day of London Fashion Week, I was able to see the most talented young Estonian designer ROBERTA EINER SS17 presentation. My full article is here!
On Monday, I’d a free day to visit all the museums and do a little shopping in the London most famous shopping malls. Unfortunately, Tuesday was the final day of this year London Fashion Week and I was such a lucky one that I got to visit one more presentation and one more fashion show. First of all, I was happy to see this beautiful Italian inspired Tata Naka SS17 presentation. My full article is here!
Last, but not least, I ended my Fashion Week with the Sid Neigum SS17 fashion show. I was able to sit on the second row and I can tell you that this show was pretty amazing. Neigum’s collection was divided into three color groups: red, black and white. My favorite was definitely the white group of minimalistic sets. Similarly to Tata Naka, there was a great variety of ethnicities in the show. Each model suited the garments perfectly, as well as the models were stepping into the catwalk so confidently by the heavy soundtrack.
I really hope that you enjoyed Highlights of my first London Fashion Week. See you soon in February and I hope I can see even more exciting and amazing shows!
Photos and info: Vogue.com. The Up-Coming