Wednesday, 25 February 2015

LFW LFW LFW


London Fashion Week, a time for fashionistas from all over the world to put on their Sunday best and preview next season's trends. With London being one of greatest fashion capitals of the world, designers from all over have gathered to showcase their newest collection for Autumn/Winter 2015 in hope of appreciation, recognition, and maybe a little partying along the way. From Molly Goddard to Burberry, the spectrum of designers ranges enormously, and this is definitely visible in the variety of collections displayed.

I was lucky enough to have gone to a couple shows this fashion week; Youjia Jin on Day 2, and Ashish on Day 5. Unfortunately, due to the fast paced and somewhat roughly unorganised nature of fashion week, I was turned away from not only one, but two shows that I had tickets to (Apujan and Ones To Watch AW15) as the showspace had reached their maximum capacity. Jheeze, thanks, Fashion Scout. Despite this, I still had an amazing time on both days, and I can't wait until next time!


Youjia Jin Autumn/Winter 2015

Thanks to the lovely ladies at Motel Rocks, I was fortunate enough to have gotten last minute tickets for the Youjia Jin show at Freemasons' Hall on Saturday. Jin described the collection herself as an interpretation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland with a "warped twist". For me, the collection was essentially just Mad Hatter meets Back to School meets Minimalism. I am not a minimalist of any sort, and never will be, so Jin's lack of colour and life, if you will, in her collection didn't particularly please my eyes. However, that being said, it was an interesting collection, and if minimalist Tomboy office-wear is what you're after, then Youjia Jin AW15 is your best bet.

Please excuse my awful iPhone quality photos!
 Ashish Autumn/Winter 2015

On the complete opposite side of the fashion spectrum is Ashish, with a collection best described as 70s Chic meets High Class Hooker. Ashish's gorgeous AW15 collection has been said to be inspired by Jane Fonda in Klute- a story about a bunch of high class hookers who only dress for themselves. Ashish's collection is definitely one of my favourites for next season, with iconic sequins, argyle print, and lots and lots of fur. All faux, obvs.- the inner hippie within me is screaming with delight.

Of course, fashion has always been about pushing boundaries, and Ashish has always followed that ritual. However, the boundaries might have been pushed one step too far with this season's sequin Camo print. I'm not fond of Camo print in the slightest ever since the 2012 mini-craze of wearing 'vintage' oversized camo print/army jakets, most likely accompanied by a beanie and a massive chain with a cross as a pendant. Perhaps it's my previous over-exposure to the print, but it just wasn't doing it for me.

What Ashish lacked in patterns, he most definitely made up for in textures. PVC, patchwork faux-fur, sequins, this collection had it all. His bright red PVC thigh-high boots may even be the icon for this year's collection! How wearable they'll be, who knows. All I know is that I am crushin' on them, hard.


 

Of course, there are so many other shows that I would have loved to go to, but thanks to the beauty of the internet, I've been able to see some of my favourite designer's collections- shown below:

Shrimps:


House of Holland:


Gyo Yuni Kimchoe:


Fyodor Golan:



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1 comment:

  1. Fashion shows Fashion week bring in new trends in the fashion world. London being the No.1 in such inovative fashion has the crowd running behind it.

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