London Fashion Week Pick
Christopher Bailey always take inspiration from the past. He said ” We can translate everything so many times and it always feels different, depending on the mood of the moment,” That’s why we can see the biker look in Burberry Prorsum SS 2011 collection. The collection still very delicate, I always like Burberry Prorsum’s jacket, they are very chic and put a lot of afford in the details of jacket. I also have another favour in this collection, it is trousers. They are nice use of fabric and nice details on top, I will say Burberry Prorsum’s jacket and trousers are the must buy items in SS 2011!!
Edrem SS 2011 collection makes me surprise, I like this brand for many years, I even think that he can be another Alexander Mcqueen. However, Edrem’s collection is not dramatic and exaggerating as Alexander Mcqueen did … This collection , I can feel another super star in fashion born, the collection of Edrem is very elegant, young and dramatic.They use the mixture of floral print, embroidery and died lace to create stunning beauty. Designer said that he wants to create the joyful of a bride-to-be, create a gorgeous garden party for the modern age. The silhouette of this collection is clean but exaggerate enough due to the beautiful print. I hope that Edrem can add more dramatic elements in the fashion show stage and mix & match his clothing with different accessories to make his collection to be more complete.
I noticed Mary Katrantzou from Style Bubble and from her graduation show in Central Saint Martin. This collection is her fourth time showing pieces in London Fashion Week. She keeps her style in digital prints and exaggerated accessories. The spring summer collection is about the compensation of interior designs and fashion designs. Mary Katrantzou wants to create a complicated print that is not easy to copy. She chosen the Rome garden and home as her inspiration of print. We can see the print related to home decoration and even about gardening. I think it is so brave to use bright colors to present the concept of interior designs. This is because normally we will think about functional using the concept of interior designs, but she thinks about decoration. It is a really good try for Mary Katrantzou.
Michael Van Der Ham
Michael Van Der Ham’s SS 2011 collection is a little bit like Comme Des Garcons’s style. The silhouette and the placement of different fabric are just like Garcons’s designs, but the color tone of the collection is totally different. Michael Van Der Ham applied bright and shiny colors in his collection, which is very like a British designer. The collection takes inspiration from a Hollywood legend Adrian, adding some fifties and even seventies elements in the collection . Michael Van Der Ham makes his own print in the collection, it is quite special prints for me.
Sass & Bides
Sass & Bides is the first Australia design team that I like. They have nice details and silhouette for their garment with very nice accessories for mix & match. Normally they like to apply Black & White color in their collections, but the spring summer 2011 collection is totally different. Sass & Bides applied grey, blue and red colors in their new collection, with a nice match with the pastel color tone. I also like the embellishment and layering in their new collection, with the special like of the accessories.
“Man” Fashion Show in London Fashion Week
“Man” fashion show supports London young fashion designer for serial years. This seasons, designers Felipe Rojas Llanos, Martine Rose and New Power Studio presents their collection in the fashion stage of “Man”. Three designers present totally three different style in their collection, and I like all of them! Felipe Rojas Llanos’s collection is a little bit like Raf Simons style, but he makes a slim cut for menswear and very nice use of fabric. Martine Rose’s collection has very nice print with classic prints match with sporty slogan prints. The style of collection is very like japanese street style, with nice shoes and details on clothing. New Power Studio’s collection is a bit like Comme Des Garcons, I like their way of using fabric and different material on clothing. However, the collection is too fancy for me, I think it will be better if it is a women wear collection.
Felipe Rojas Llanos
New Power Studio