Style Forecast: Top 5 Designers from London Fashion Week
Written By: Aliecia Brissett
From one fashion capitol to another, fashion season made its way from New York to London where the city made waves for its various ways of layering pieces and abundance of colour. And despite this fashion season being the bloom of Spring/Summer 2017, London brought what London does best; which was a lighter and colourful take on fall attire that only a true Londoner would understand. From trench coats layered with belts and cardigans, to flowing floor length dresses accompanied with long sleeves, the warmer seasons of spring and summer are going to be met with a lighter take of fall.
In no particular order, these five brands from London Fashion Week caught my eye in terms of consistency, layering, and statement pieces. From ruffles to embroidery, these five brands came to show up and show out for what they decided to bring to the catwalk for Spring/Summer 2017.
Layers, layers and more layers! Bringing what looks like fall attire to a Spring/Summer 2017 collection, Burberry made it clear this season that layering is eternal and a fashion staple for seasons to come. From maxi skirts to trench coats, Burberry showed us all how to consistently layer pieces that play for both seasons and that could be on trend no matter the time of year.
Who doesn't love Erdem? With royal appeal to their pieces the brand consistently brings baroque elegance to their collections. For their Spring/Summer 2017 collection, the brand showcased the trend of ruffles to the runway that played a coveted role in both their collection and fashion. With ruffles being seen as "tacky" by most, Erdem revives the trend by incorporating the gathered fabric on an variety of dresses that seemed dream-like in appeal and in texture. From silks to chiffon, the airy fabrics made good weight to exude the flowy and fun trend.
A new favourite of mine, Antonio Berardi's Spring/Summer 2017 collection showcased a fashion classic that is a personal favourite of mine; jazzing-up classic pieces. From the classic oxford shirt with cut-out shoulders, to dramatic tapered pants and pant suits, Berardi takes staple pieces that every woman owns in their wardrobe and puts his own spin on them. Who wouldn't want fringe on the side of their pants on a classic pant suit?
Consistent with the use of colours and embroidery, David Koma brought a uniformed look to the runway for London Fashion Week. With the use of black, yellow, beige and various shades of white, the brand showcased the varied colours and styles of the collection to bring emphasis on the importance of sticking to solid colour palettes. Proving true with the various skirts and off-shoulder tops, the pieces could be combined with the other pieces of the collection and any other favoured piece in your wardrobe.
Statement pieces are a must-have when wanting to make a fashion statement, and designer Huishan Zhang made that statement true with his Spring/Summer 2017 collection. The 26 look showcase brought the emphasis of statement pieces being draped around the neckline of many dresses and shirts that are sure to turn many heads for the upcoming season.