London is Britain’s very own central hub of fashion and eccentric style. From celebrating our ancestral heritage with Burberry, our ‘Swinging Sixties’ revolutionary hey-day with Paul Smith or the birth of Punk rock with Vivienne Westwood, the ‘Big Smoke’ still churns out some of the most prominent names in high fashion.
This year, the 2015 Spring/Summer collections took an eclectic twist with patterns, colours and prints galore! We’ve been keeping an eagle eye for our favourite looks so far with Ready-To-Wear collections by McQ, Paul Smith, Burberry Prorsum and Vivienne Westwood’s Red Label. Needless to say we are excited to see what else is in store!
Alexander McQueen’s diffusion line McQ helped kick things off with grunge meets space age metallics. Silver and copper foil jackets were contrasted with sleekly tailored monochrome pieces, tartan print, meshes and fine knits for an edgy urban look with a contemporary punk feel; staying true to McQueen’s signature style.
Paul Smith kept things minimalist and sophisticated with some Japanese inspired tailored jackets, flashes of exquisite satins and silks and nautical stripes that could have come straight from Brighton beach. His collection his palette muted with dusky blues and greys; contrasting with the odd pop of orange-red to keep the traditional British ’60s feel running through an Oriental accented range. Think smart, edgy futurism.
Last year’s Burberry runway was one of our favourites here at B Sunglasses and this year they’re bringing back colour – albeit in a different form! The Burberry Mac is re-imagines in bold colourful prints with flashes of Spring-time yellow, turquoise and sea foam green; fastened with tulle bows for an elegant feminine feel. There were plenty of soft, romantic sheer fabrics in rich purples and reds offset by quirky cropped jackets and paired with smart-casual sneakers. Colour and texture were the aim of the game and Burberry and with so many vivid colours, who can say they haven’t outdone their perfect pastel pieces from last season?
Vivienne Westwood Red Label
Westwood’s Red Label always retains the signature pirate look of the ’80s and this SS15 collection is a perfectly retro throwback to the decade of decadence. Broad shouler pads and wide collars loosely interpret the Noir ’20s ‘Zoot Suits’ combined bold stripes and billowing skirts create a romantic feel. This is power dressing the Westwood way!
Which collection look will you be wearing next season?