Here are our picks from all the collections showing on the 8th February….. let us know what you think!
Taking inspiration from the Guggenheim’s Picasso exhibition ‘Black & White’, Michael & Nicole Colovos incorporate cubism within striking geometric prints, a ‘sharp slouch’ silhouette and block colour construction. Leather, felt and silk were paired together to update the winter staples of coats and jackets into slightly futuristic attire. Hints of embellishment on tops & dresses continue the graphic print theme in a subtle and sophisticated manner complimenting the metallic shimmers of silver & pale gold dotted throughout the collection.
A sense of ease is reminiscent throughout Azrouël’s collection, with simple but strong looks of close fitted tailoring and form defiant dresses. Warm hues of petrol blue, aubergine / burgundy & tan break up the usual black common in autumn/winter shows. Clever use of textures such as jacquards, mottled knits, fur trim & felted wools bring an opulence to a working woman’s wardrobe. A sense of utilitarian function sweeps through the sophisticated outfits with details like zip fastenings on the legs of tapered trousers and drawstring toggles on parker style jackets.
Jason Wu succeeds again in producing a high class collection and the ability to make women look feminine, sexy, and powerful all at the same time, exactly the reason why Wu called this show ‘Extreme Femininity’. A glamorous selection of crisp white shirts, fur trim jackets, A line pleated skirts and silk chiffon sweeping dresses. The signature throughout the collection was the cinched in waist created either as an inbuilt waistband or accesorised with black leather belts. Flashes of bright red, tan and finally vivid blue turn any girl into a vamp of a woman…. a collection only suitable for grown ups!
Chadwick Bell is all about making a statement this season with his interpretation of a sixities mod style incorporating oversized chunky jellewery, exaggertaed silhouttes and colour combinations of tangerine orange, forest green, mustard yellow and touches of leopard print. The rounded dropped shoulder in his dresses, knitwear and jackets create a fluidty in conjunction with the sharp colour blocking and overbaring accessories. Although this collection has an ease, it also has a strong richness to it, not only through the colour palette but the array of fabrics used, for instance: velvet, shantung silk, suede, lurex jacquards & cashmere.