LONDON fashion week seemed more a returners week as British designers Luella and Mathew Williamson came back home with their new collections. Luella’s featuring batman motifs and the season’s key trend for floral prints, tailoring and romper suits. As well as light frothy prints from fashion darling Christopher Kane’s Prairie dresses, London designers such as Gareth Pugh used gothic influences and made black, black and blacker summer dresses.
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MILAN fashion week saw the anniversary show of major fashion house Pucci after 60 years of beautiful vibrant prints and this summer they are more geometric and more relevant than ever. The main news in Milan was Prada’s haunted fairy garden theme with mystical earthy colours and intriguing shapes, the same could be said for Balenciaga whose carefully crafted mini dresses created floral armour on the catwalk
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NYC-focusing more on a state of undress rather than the dressing up seen in other cities. Designers focused on sheer fabrics and lingerie, Marc Jacobs used housewife references with twin sets and split skirts, similarly Rodarte focused on embellished see-through fabrics. Preens first show in New York also saw the use of delicate lace tank tops and casual satins, making underwear the new outerwear.
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PARIS most notably Paris lay host to Alexander McQueens tribute show to the late great Isabella Blow, with 1940s silhouettes and beautiful clothes coming second to the Philip Tracey hats which varied from gigantic clusters of butterflies to fencing masks. The Louis Vuitton show also used veils and headpieces (as well as see through naughty nurse outfits). Paris held host to Valentino’s retirement show, which was a bevy of beautiful sugary sweet summer dresses that summed up this season return to the romantic and feminine after seasons of overt sexuality and dark elements.
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The trans continent fashion extravaganza was not as coherent as past seasons but was a big one for anniversaries and events shows however the most prevalent trends included: floral, dresses, hats, bright colours, animal prints (unfortunately), body con (in London mainly), full skirts and girlie romantic elements throughout.

by Sophie Ronald

LONDON fashion week seemed more a returners week as British designers Luella and Mathew Williamson came back home with their new collections. Luella’s featuring batman motifs and the season’s key trend for floral prints, tailoring and romper suits. As well as light frothy prints from fashion darling Christopher Kane’s Prairie dresses, London designers such as Gareth Pugh used gothic influences and made black, black and blacker summer dresses.

MILAN fashion week saw the anniversary show of major fashion house Pucci after 60 years of beautiful vibrant prints and this summer they are more geometric and more relevant than ever. The main news in Milan was Prada’s haunted fairy garden theme with mystical earthy colours and intriguing shapes, the same could be said for Balenciaga whose carefully crafted mini dresses created floral armour on the catwalk
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
NYC-focusing more on a state of undress rather than the dressing up seen in other cities. Designers focused on sheer fabrics and lingerie, Marc Jacobs used housewife references with twin sets and split skirts, similarly Rodarte focused on embellished see-through fabrics. Preens first show in New York also saw the use of delicate lace tank tops and casual satins, making underwear the new outerwear.
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
PARIS most notably Paris lay host to Alexander McQueens tribute show to the late great Isabella Blow, with 1940s silhouettes and beautiful clothes coming second to the Philip Tracey hats which varied from gigantic clusters of butterflies to fencing masks. The Louis Vuitton show also used veils and headpieces (as well as see through naughty nurse outfits). Paris held host to Valentino’s retirement show, which was a bevy of beautiful sugary sweet summer dresses that summed up this season return to the romantic and feminine after seasons of overt sexuality and dark elements.
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
The trans continent fashion extravaganza was not as coherent as past seasons but was a big one for anniversaries and events shows however the most prevalent trends included: floral, dresses, hats, bright colours, animal prints (unfortunately), body con (in London mainly), full skirts and girlie romantic elements throughout.

by Sophie Ronald

LONDON fashion week seemed more a returners week as British designers Luella and Mathew Williamson came back home with their new collections. Luella’s featuring batman motifs and the season’s key trend for floral prints, tailoring and romper suits. As well as light frothy prints from fashion darling Christopher Kane’s Prairie dresses, London designers such as Gareth Pugh used gothic influences and made black, black and blacker summer dresses.
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
MILAN fashion week saw the anniversary show of major fashion house Pucci after 60 years of beautiful vibrant prints and this summer they are more geometric and more relevant than ever. The main news in Milan was Prada’s haunted fairy garden theme with mystical earthy colours and intriguing shapes, the same could be said for Balenciaga whose carefully crafted mini dresses created floral armour on the catwalk
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
NYC-focusing more on a state of undress rather than the dressing up seen in other cities. Designers focused on sheer fabrics and lingerie, Marc Jacobs used housewife references with twin sets and split skirts, similarly Rodarte focused on embellished see-through fabrics. Preens first show in New York also saw the use of delicate lace tank tops and casual satins, making underwear the new outerwear.
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
PARIS most notably Paris lay host to Alexander McQueens tribute show to the late great Isabella Blow, with 1940s silhouettes and beautiful clothes coming second to the Philip Tracey hats which varied from gigantic clusters of butterflies to fencing masks. The Louis Vuitton show also used veils and headpieces (as well as see through naughty nurse outfits). Paris held host to Valentino’s retirement show, which was a bevy of beautiful sugary sweet summer dresses that summed up this season return to the romantic and feminine after seasons of overt sexuality and dark elements.
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
The trans continent fashion extravaganza was not as coherent as past seasons but was a big one for anniversaries and events shows however the most prevalent trends included: floral, dresses, hats, bright colours, animal prints (unfortunately), body con (in London mainly), full skirts and girlie romantic elements throughout.

by Sophie Ronald

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