Saturday, January 3, 2015

LFW Spring 2015 Round-Up // Amanda Wakely, Shrimps, Whistles, Topshop, Marques'Almeida //

Amanda Wakeley is a luxurious womenswear designer who is embracing the digital age. Many of the guests at her London Fashion Week opening day show, held at her flagship store on Albermarle St, were bloggers. The show itself was very simple but it was something that will appeal to the high end market and her clientele. Each look was white and could easily be pictured on someone gliding off a yacht in Monaco. The looks were sharply tailored. There was a sports-luxe vibe about the collection. Lavish leather handbags accompanied the all-white looks. 
Photo Credit: theimprint.theimpression.com
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Hannah Weiland’s brand Shrimps showed on schedule for the first during Spring 2015 London Fashion Week. When I saw the label on the schedule I did some research. I was to expect ‘luxurious fur outerwear and accessories’. Faux fur that is. This season Weiland added two new materials to her repertoire - faux stingray and faux Shetland pony skin. Her inspiration came from the Flinstones. She is a huge fan of Pebbles Flintstone. There was two coats, one short, the other long, in a faux leopard skin and they were accented with blue and pink, respectively, faux fur collars. Awesome. Even the shoes had a Shrimps make-over. Heels were decked out in fur, straps in fur. Brand Poplin collaborated with Shrimps to bring us silk pyjamas with Weiland’s doodles on them. I am looking forward to seeing what Weiland will be showing for Fall.
Photo Credit: fashion.telegraph.co.uk
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High-end-high-street brand Whistles has been showing on schedule at London Fashion Week for the past number of seasons now. You can always expect something covetable from Whistles and this season was no difference. The show was held in a tunnel at King’s Cross Station of all places. Models wore black and white, but nude, pale blue and silver also made an appearance. The looks were day-to-evening pieces and there was a sporty-vibe to the collection. The opening leather laser cut coat was really cool. Street style stars take note. The outfits will be a hit commercially. They really perfected the on-the-go-vibe. 
Photo Credit: zimbio.com
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Cara Delevingne stormed down the Topshop Unique runway at the newly opened space for the week at a warehouse on Gray’s Inn Road. She wore a cheeky grin with a red pout and a sporty dress. The faded glamour of the British seaside was the inspiration for the show. This collection was the most youthful Unique collection of late. As the evening wear came down the runway, we were met with playful dresses with sequin embellishments. Cara D once again closed the show with a powerful stomp and a gorgeous nude sheer dress with silver embellishments. I find the runway collection to be hit-and-miss but this collection was a hit. 
Photo Credit: stylebistro.com
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Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida of Marques’Almeida are a fan favourite during London Fashion Week with their recurring Tuesday show. Denim is always done is some way, shape or form in the duos collection. This season there was a grunginess to the clothes. As the collection progressed more colour was introduced into the collection. Sheer materials were used, and I thought this gave off a careless attitude. The make-up looked like an experimental Marques’Almeida girl having fun with colourful eyeshadows. The hair was blown out and frizzy. Everything about the collection exuded youth. The clothes were funky, wearable and simply cool. 
Photo Credit: stylebistro.com

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