17 February 2014


Some of the highlights from Day 1 of London Fashion Week. 

Christopher Raeburn produced a collection where the coats featured were both stylish and functional.
A really enjoyed the color palette used in this collection and it was nice to see that they were much brighter colors featured during this collection. The bright colors really brought some light to an otherwise more darker colors that are commonly used for Autumn/Winter collections. Many of the coats featured a tie waist detail which kept the look casual, but still added an interesting detail that really worked. As well as designing his own collection for this season, he also designed the ponchos that staff down at Somerset House are wearing during fashion week. 

Todd Llyn heavily featured around black in a variety of textures and fabrics. Pleats were definitely in with this collection and the really looked beautiful in the pieces they were used for. The pleats were used in a variety of lengths the pleats created in the silky fabric brought texture and interest to this blocked color collection. The looks were chic and understated in the basic shapes and nothing to extravagant. Tailoring was also featured in many pieces with tailored suit jackets and shirts with the buttons done all the way up. A basic collection with interesting details that would work for a number of occasions.

Felder Felder created a collection that wasn't afraid to produce something a bit different and step away from the usual. The tops had a deep front and also a cut out detail at the bottom creating an interesting look to the tops shown. This range of details which contrasted well with each other. There were also more cut outs created (mainly in stripes in the skirts) which consisted of a sheerer fabric. This added an extra detail that worked nicely within the designs and created an interesting visual point. Overall, a very different collection with an interesting style for a collection for Fall. 

Bora Aksu was back this season and I couldn't have been more excited to view this collection. After the Spring/Summer 2014 collection I was quickly drawn in by the brand and waited eagerly for this new collection. It was certainly worth the wait. This collection was gorgeous. From the fine cut out details on many of the pieces to the addition of the cut collars across the pieces, this was my favourite for day one in London. The deep burgundy full length dress with a cinched in waist and full skirt (second from right). It is definitely a dress that would work well for a more formal event and create a look that was feminine and elegant. The belt detail cinching in the pieces at the waist really brought a lovely silhouette to the pieces. The collection was feminine and style. The color palette consisted of a mix of deeper shades as well as some pastels. This created a collection that would transition well from the warmer months through to Fall. 

Mark Fast produced a eye catching collection with some pieces that I now definitely want to own in my wardrobe. The pieces were mainly focused on a heavy knitted material, perfect for the colder months of Fall. One of my favourite pieces were featured in an outfit consisting of deep purple texture trousers and a matching jacket (second from right). The color of the fabric was beautiful and I loved the the high waisted trousers with the shorter cropped jacket. It was a more casual look to some of the other outfits that we saw on Day 1, but I think it worked incredibly well for this collection. There was always an amazing jacket featured (third from right). The shape was incredible, cinched in at the waist and then kicking out from the waist area. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this collection and thought it worked incredibly well as a whole.

A brilliant start to this season at London Fashion Week. There were a great mix of more formal and casual pieces as well as a range of colors and textures. It created a great starting point for the rest of the week! Two of my favourite collections from day included Mark Fast with his beautiful textured pieces and Bora Aksu, one of my favourite designers.

I hope you enjoyed this post today so please do let me know your thoughts! Make sure to check out the coverage of the shows as some and steaming live and check out Style.com and the London Fashion Week website to keep up to date with everything that's going on.
*Photographs via Style.com, ELLE.co.uk and London Fashion Week

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