Posts Tagged ‘Christopher Kane’
It only seems like last week that we were announcing our sponsorship of London Fashion Week, and we’ve had a brilliant time at Somerset House this week watching all the Spring/Summer 2012 trends strut down the runway!
However, more importantly, Autumn/Winter 2011 has already arrived! So before you think about piecing together that all-important wardrobe, we thought we’d take a look back at the A/W11 trends that came hard and fast straight off the catwalks in February…
It may be the season for layering, but bright colours certainly haven’t gone into hibernation! Electric shades took fashionistas by surprise back in February, as they lit up the runways of Matthew Williamson and Roksanda Illinic. The key to working this trend is to focus on accessories – make sure these match your look by choosing the right colour to clash!
This Autumn/Winter, keep an eye out for structure – think 60’s inspired minimalist shift dresses in a mix of fabrics – as seen storming the catwalks of Burberry, Christopher Kane and Jonathan Saunders. This clean look is great for flattering your figure, and works effortlessly for any occasion!
It seems the whole fashion world has gone crazy for pleats, and we’re not hiding the fact that we’ve fallen head over heels! Bora Aksu, DAKS, and Amanda Wakeley took full advantage of this tailored look, which ties in perfectly with the English Heritage trends that are due to be big this Autumn/Winter. Wear this trend in a more classic manner, with sheer blouses and quilted jackets.
Despite the AW11 collections being more colourful than previous seasons, Monochrome still managed to turn heads over at Somerset House. Seen at both Julien Macdonald and Giles, this trend is the perfect combination of dramatic impact and chic styling. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different textures and fabrics when piecing together this trend – the limited colour palette means that you can be a bit more playful!
What a week! Yesterday we had a double whammy of tube strikes and miserable grey weather and things haven’t got much better today. It seems like half of Tesco HQ has been struck down with the winter lurgy , the office is a symphony of coughs and sniffles! What we need to perk us up is some glamour and no one does it better than Versace. The Versace show is always a firm favourite in the office; we just can’t resist some super-luxe Italian fashion. During Milan Fashion Week for the Spring/Summer 2011 season, we also had our eye on the diffusion label Versus which is now being designed by the UK’s very own Christopher Kane!
Next season, Versace are playing with proportions and opposites: short vs long, high vs low, plain vs patterned and dull vs bright. High-waisted, below the knee demure skirts were paired with very short, sharp tailored jackets, big buttons and patent details adding extra interest. Solid colours which as whites, reds, turquoise were used as well as PVC inlays or sculpted shapes cut into fabrics. The basis of the many prints seen was the Versace Greek fret motif which was repeated as a decorative pattern rather than a logo. One of my favourite looks was the fringed dresses. The fringing was used extensively and at different lengths which looked amazing as the models moved down the runway, the movement was almost mesmerising.
The Versus collection by Christopher Kane was typical Kane, with lots of floral and tartan prints. The colour palette was very bright with lots of yellow, green, purple, orange and blue. He also introduced texture with the use of mesh and knitwear for a more casual, almost grungy look. The second look (tartan dress) was my favourite look.