It was union of urban fashion force on Monday 18th at London Fashion week. Converse united with Fashion East at the Topshop show space in the Tate Modern to incorporate Converse’s iconic Chuck Taylor’s into each catwalk look as envisioned by designers Ashley Williams, Claire Barrow and Ryan Lo, under the wing of British design icon Lulu Kennedy.
Looks were playful and colourful, more typical of Spring shows, which captured the imagination of the audience. Bold pops of colour and oversized bows maintained an element of fun, which tied in (no pun intended) with the experimental use of the Chucks, with gauze and chiffon coloured laces to highlight the bright pops in fabrications.
The clothing was a success in its creativity and eccentricity; however as for the plastic babies carried down the runway by the models, I can safely predict that this will not be a burgeoning trend.
Tapestry, jacquards and Native American inspired prints were the order of the day at Issa’s AW13 London Fashion Week show.
A mute rich colour palette of mochas, greys and creams were highlighted with burnt oranges and mustards, which lifted the rich fabrics with geometric prints and seventies inspired stripes. Nods to the era also ran through the felt fedoras and the draped and belted silhouettes in longer lengths in silks and chiffon bases.
All in all, the show was an elegant triumph of design from Daniella Halayel, which will surely appeal to the designer’s loyal customer base, which famously includes the Middleton sisters.
Oliver Spencer’s AW13 LFW collection, inspired by the 60’sFluxus movement, was a triumph in modern tailoring and layered fabrics.
The flattering autumnal colour palette was highlighted with various tones of forest green, mustard and burgundy and transferred well onto the wool and felt materials.
A favourite ensemble was the perfectly crisp wool mix structured navy suit with oversized tonal pockets - a new take on power suiting using traditional tailoring using architectural references.
The classic footwear offset the collection in the form of Oxford Boots and classic fringed loafers, and in accessories, ties and two-tone cravats were heavily featured alongside knitted beanies and wool scarves in bright pops of mustard and electric blue.