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Concepts & Inspiration from London Fashion Week

Highlights from the F/W 2017 London Catwalks

Concepts & Inspiration from London Fashion Week

Highlights from the F/W 2017 London Catwalks

The Fall 2017 edition of London Fashion Week previewed many fresh and exciting concepts. Shows throughout the week saw a continuing theme that placed focus on London and the best of British culture. The most heartfelt reference saw LFW pay tribute to the late Richard Nicoll by teaming up with Pantone to release a colour in his name: Nicoll Blue. The showroom exhibition space aptly covered an entire wall in the shade, paying recognition to Nicoll’s influence on colour and the British fashion scene.

Concepts & Inspiration from London Fashion Week

On the runways, femininity and après ski was intertwined at the Anya Hindmarch show, whilst Fall 2017 saw the return of Hussein Chalayan to London where his signature focus on cut & construction brought a collection heavily inspired by Ancient Greece. Saving the best looks until last, his final few models created a mesmerising performance by ripping the front panels off garments to reveal bright tinsel streamers & a flock of feathers that delicately fell to the floor.

Concepts & Inspiration from London Fashion Week

In true London style, J.W. Anderson presented a mash-up of influences, morphing and reconstructing shapes around the female form, whilst Preen looked to 20th Century female icons and 90’s romanticism for inspiration. Looks engulfed models in duvet-quilting densely covered in an array of English-garden florals.

Continue reading for further insight into our top influences from the London collections.

 

Marl Grey Sculpting – J.W. Anderson

Inspired by the comforts of marl jersey, this mid-grey hue makes a play on soft sculpting to add a relaxed dimension to structured and manipulated forms.

Concepts & Inspiration from London Fashion Week

Artist reference:  Studio Ilio

 

Frayed Patterning – Hussein Chalayan

Hussein Chalayan introduces a refined take on rustic textures by collaging delicate threads and intricately controlled fraying for an artisanal approach to surface design.

Concepts & Inspiration from London Fashion Week

Artist reference:  Frei Otto

 

Organically Oxidised Denim – Faustine Steinmetz

Faustine Steinmetz, AKA the denim queen, showcases an array of organically oxidised indigo through creatively starched and manipulated surfaces.

Concepts & Inspiration from London Fashion Week

Artist reference:  Adam Silverman

 

Formally Folded Forms – Eudon Choi

Eudon Choi explores the art of layering for Fall 2017 with relaxed shapes influenced by the spontaneity of folding forms. Soft oversized shapes envelop the body and contrast against formal stylings, whilst tie details add defined shape.

Concepts & Inspiration from London Fashion Week

Artist reference:  Diogo Pimentao

 

Daydream Duvet Daze – Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi daydreams in a floral haze. Oversized duvet-inspired neckwear creates a puffed-up, comfort-focussed statement, whilst flirtatious frills and all-over florals add a feminine feel.

Concepts & Inspiration from London Fashion Week

Artist reference:  Jim Hodges

 

Berry Blast Origami – Ports 1961

Berry tones create a high impact finish on the Ports 1961 runway. Saturated Raspberry Concentrate is in high usage on the form, instantly adding intensity to deconstructed silhouettes and flat shirting fabrics. Origami folds add surface interest, paired with soft Sandwashed Fuchsia for a contemporary wearability.

Concepts & Inspiration from London Fashion Week

Artist reference:  Daphna Laurens

 

A Mondrian Mood – Sadie Williams

Sadie Williams puts focus on colour blocking as striking accents are chopped and blocked together, evoking an essence of Mondrian’s famous geometric abstracts. Sharp primary hues are pieced against dark navy contrasts to create a contemporary feel.

Concepts & Inspiration from London Fashion Week

Artist reference:  Piet Mondrian

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