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Here is the roundup of what the Feathers crew got up to at LFW Day 2 (what we would like to refer to as “Day Of The Johns”) with Jonathan W Anderson, John Rocha and Jonathan Saunders heading it up.

Our day started with  J.W Anderson (for all you Anderson lovers out there, his AW collection will be hitting Feathers stores within the next week). Inspired by Robert Rauschenberg, we were presented with mismatched collage details on tops and dresses, striped pajama sets with the J.W emblem, his updated more graphic version of his soon to be iconic paisley print and some great knitted cardigan-dresses. Not to mention the shoes which were designed by Aldo (yes, you read correctly). Fingers crossed they produce the loafer/sneaker hybrid which had the Feathers team drooling.

Anderson titled this collection “Craft Goes Machine” and we feel these artisanal yet modernly crafted dresses displayed this concept at its best:

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The loafer/sneakers and mismatched collage top:

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The updated paisley (we counted 3 editors wearing last season’s J.W paisley at the shows, could Etro have some paisley competition?)

Then we quickly popped in to see the cool new NEWGEN tent. We love a good moodboard and were nicely surprised by these beauties:

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Next up was Emilio de la Morena who presented the ultimate girlie-goodness with pastel hued skater and prom dresses.

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We loved the fleece-like clustered fabric details (anyone know what the official name of this technique is?) :

After, we quickly popped in to Mawi to ogle over the new neon infused collection:

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Then we were off to the highly anticipated Craig Lawrence show. The Rose gold metallic yarn was beautiful and also a huge trend to watch out for next season:

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We also spotted yet another fishtail plait – a hair trend to look out for?

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Our penultimate show of the day was John Rocha. The show’s manifesto declared that Rocha’s inspiration was drawn from mythical warriors fishing on the Amazon. The incredible headdresses were aligned with this exactly and with the ethereal Abbey Lee opening and closing the show in layers of ship-wrecked chiffon, the theme remained strong throughout. Overall, this was one helluva beautiful collection.

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And what better way to end a long day by being hit with confection-coloured South Beach perfection at Jonathan Saunders? The 50’s silhouette, candy floss hues and juxtaposition between lady-like and sexy made this show a slam dunk in the Feathers books:

Don’t forget to check in again tomorrow for all that happened during LFW Day 3!