Anya Hindmarch Makes Us Want To Move To 70s Suburbia
You can always count on Anya Hindmarch's show to make it worth missing your Sunday morning lie in. And this season was no exception where hse took us on a trip to the land of 70s surburbia. Entitled 'Absurbia' Hindmarch's army of models housewifes came out of giant house illuminated LED lights. Retro bathrooms made up the majority of the colour palette, think avocado, aqua and peach plus dodgy wallpaper inspired the fabrics with lots of brocades and patchworks on minidresses, housecoats and even hoodies. The bags of course also played on the theme. Dubbed the 'Chubby Collection' totes came with images of fluffy felines while others had Cookie Monster googly eyes. There were also plenty of cat charms and alphabet motifs. Against, the Pet Shop Boys soundtrack, the roof lifted off the house to reveal a giant glimmering disco ball for the finale, making life beyond zone 5 suddenly seem so much more appealing.
Mary Katrantzou Goes Back To School
Similar to Simone Rocha, for spring 2018, Mary Katrantzou looked back to her childhood for inspiration. Specifically, the arts and crafts she enjoyed. There were lego coloured brights, paint by numbers flowers and even after school sports club references with parachute silk dresses. With Swarovski crystal embellishment and chunky jelly shoes, this was kids play with a glamorous twist.
The Handmaid's Tale Vibes At Preen By Thornton Bregazzi
Giant frosted perspex glass boxes and screens filled with ferns and flowers set the backdrop to the runway while an A4 sheet of paper, with an image of a pile of books including The Puritan, Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex plus Girls Think of Everything by Catherine Thimmesh, greeted each showgoer on their seats at the Preen By Thornton Bregazzi show this morning. From look one it was clear, this collection was all about the women's rights movement with puritanical-esque fabrics and pilgrim hats. Anyone who has been watching The Handmaid's Tale, would be familiar with the theme, with its hooded cloaks and bonnets. While many designers like Simone Rocha and Mary Katrantzou have been citing inspiration from looking back at their childhood, for Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi it was all about looking forward and thinking about what femininity means in 2017 especially in such turbulent times with Trump's cuts to Planned Parenthood. There were plenty of alarming reds but also millennial pink and baby blues interspersed with silverly plissé and lamé dresses. Backstage the model's walking notes simply read 'You are deconstructing your femininity. You are intelligent and progressive. You are a woman.' Now that's a mantra for spring 2018 we can get on-board with.
Roland Mouret Proves He's A Pro At Celebrating The Female Form
When it comes to celebrating the female form, Roland Mouret further proved today that he is a pro. Set in the National Theatre on London's Southbank his front row featured a host of strong women including Erin O' Connor, Olivia Palermo, Daisy Lowe, Olga Kurylenko and Zawe Ashton. His appeal lies in the fact that his dresses both sculpt and skim, creating a sexy silhouette, without looking too try-hard. Today there was plenty of draping and a focus on exposed shoulders with a clever play on straps. But it was his intricate beading work that really stole the show. With quilted petals, interspersed with sequins on both tops and dresses, this was effortless elegance at its finest.
Versus Versace Does Cowgirl Meets Streetwear Swagger
'The soul of Versus Versace is youth, sexiness, defiance and most importantly, fun,' the brand captioned a montage of show images on Instagram shortly after the show and with FKA Twigs, Lottie Moss and Ne-Yo on the frow plus plenty of cowgirl meets streetwear swagger on the runway, Donatella Versace certainly hammered this home. The show opened with a series of checked looks, including bikinis worn as day-wear, which were followed by more rodeo-esque vibes. Think belt-print silk shirts, fishnet dresses teamed with tasseled cowboy boots and plenty of VERSUS branding which is sure to be scooped up the Insta gen.
Topshop Goes 'Out Out'
'She's a style star with street spirit,' read the show notes. And that was certainly the Topshop vibe. From the cool girl casting - Adwoa Aboah, Vanessa Moody, Dilone and Damaris Goodrie, Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn and Hailey Baldwin to the frow - Kate Moss and her mini-me Lila Grace, Charli XCX, Jessie Ware and Olivia Palermo to banging clubbing soundtrack and handsome waiters handing out coupes of champagne, Topshop got everyone in the mood to go 'out out.' There was plenty of lurex, faux fuzz and rhinestones on glam coats and party dresses. Silky tracksuit pants were teamed with shimmering tops while everything was topped off with collarbone grazing crystal earrings and pointy heels with socks. With a revised price point starting from £39 and the collection available to buy now, we reckon some pieces are already been taken for a whirl at an East London dive bar tonight.
Liam Payne and Ellie Goulding On The Frow At Emporio Armani
The fashion crowd headed to Wapping, to a former tobacco tea warehouse to see how Mr. Armani was to give his label a London spin. We saw neon perspex bags and sporty sock like trainers alongside the more classic Emporio Armani suits in pefectly pretty pastels some with candy strips. Think delicious Knickerbocker glory colours. But our faves were the cropped logo tees. With Liam Payne and Ellie Goulding on the frow, this was the biggest Instabait moment of the week.