London Fashion Week Reviews

How quickly the days come and go, and how much more quickly do the tweets on my Twitter feed come and go…One day it’s #NYFW the next it is #LFW reminding me just how hard it can be to keep up on all of the collections that appear on the runways and in studios during Fashion Month. Thank goodness for the live feeds, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram or I wouldn’t know what I would do with myself (my list just made me think of those funny videos about “stuff” Fashion Girls Say…AT New York Fashion Week… #chictothenextlev. If you have no idea what I’m talking about check out The Platform on Youtube).

So now that I have had time to sit down and take a much-deserved look at what London Fashion Week has to offer, here are my favorites so far.

I was fascinated by the bright colored lace and racy black rubber combos at Erdem. The first look had an interesting almost scratched foil look happening with the embroidered lace, and fuchsia which appeared to be peeking from behind the black rubber dress.

There were several variations on this look as well as fun oragmi shapes happening in tweed.

The the multi-colored floral print that looked like splattered paint on dresses, skirts, and pants was fantastic.

Jonathan Suanders gave us club clothes this year—equestrian club, tennis club, golf club…. With jackets and coats made for riding, sweaters made for hitting the tennis court, and leather visors perfect for a day on the course. Suanders also gave us lots of pleats… large and boxy pleats.

This look is among my favorites… the colors, the texture, and those pants are amazing (though I don’t think I’m bold enough).

I’m in love with the Mario Schwab collection, according to Schwab “the woman you don’t know who you fall in love with.” I mean how much more sexy does it get then wide-brim hats covering the eyes, elbow-length leather gloves, and clingy, slim silhouette dresses?

Then there is the beautiful floral lace and the green skirt! (yes it deserved an exclamation) The shimmering nude and black skirts were also fun, very reminiscent of the iridescence found inside of seashells.

Of course we cannot end without mentioning the gowns—the nearly nude, fanciful, sheer gowns. According to, “it was Dietrich who inspired him, especially the “naked” dresses Jean Louis designed for her cabaret tours in the fifties and sixties. Schwab re-created the effect with evening dresses that featured sequined sheaths glimmering under chiffon veiling, like fish scales viewed through water.”

By Kristianne Young

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