Fashion Month S/S 14: London

Cheerio London!! While LFW may be short, the collections presented have as much punch as the rest of the cities!! The collections presented ranged from a modern day ladylike English rose to edgy punk.

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original image source: Christine Matthews

 

My favorite collections are below!

EMILIA WICKSTEAD: I love this collection because it is both modern and sleek and ladylike and chic at the same time. The clean lines on each piece are so clean and beautiful. I also love how minimalist the pieces with a simple color and no embellishments, yet the pieces stand out.

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HOUSE OF HOLLAND: The prints in this collection are beautiful. From the simple embroidered flowers are the white trench and dress to the beautiful turquoise print lingerie dress. I love how unique and fun each piece is. I would love to get my hands on the pink sweetheart dress for a summertime brunch!

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BURBERRY: No LFW would be complete without Burberry of course. I love how in recent years, the Burberry collections have moved away from the Burberry check print, but still stays true to its classic shapes and lines. Even though the pieces don’t have classic print, you can still see the inspiration in each piece. My favorites have to be the all lace pink top and pencil skirt. It is the epitome of chic and unique. I also love how the trenches are more loose and free-flowing as opposed to structured. Beautiful collection!

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SIMONE ROCHA: What I love about this collection is like what I said about several collections presented in New York is that even though most of the collection is in black and white, the pieces are designed with an air of lightness that make them perfect for spring. I particularly love the dresses with the full skirts and pearl necklines. I love how classic the shape is, but just when you think its another dress evoking the modesty of an era gone by, you see slight cut outs on the sides, embellished with pearls. It makes the dresses a little edgier and perfect for the modern day girl looking to find the balance between classic and funky.

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PREEN: When I interned at Women’s Wear Daily, I always loved when my editors would request pieces from Preen, because no matter what season or what year it is, the pieces are so beautiful. The pieces are very geometric and structured, but not so overly geometric that you would feel uncomfortable to wear in every day life. I love that the palette ranges from bright pink to muted pastels to black and grey. Love it!

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TEMPERLEY LONDON: Temperley has always been a favorite brand of mine. The collection is always so feminine and romantic. I particularly love the lace gown that has a hint of muted blush tones as well as the absolutely gorgeous purple printed dress. Maybe there will be a spring wedding that I can wear it to!

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MARIOS SCHWAB: This collection gives you every style of dress that you could need. From the sheath dress to the gorgeous gowns. The red gown with thigh high slits is my favorite of the collection because it is ethereal and sexy at the same time. I particularly love the sheath dresses which tweaks the classic shape to highlight the figure of a woman. I love the all white one that has little cut outs at the arms and neck and shoulder, showing little slivers of skin here and there. Overall, a gorgeous collection.

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MULBERRY: Mulberry is the classic British label. Beautiful classic silhouettes that will last you a lifetime. The clean lines combined with the beautiful colors and the subtle prints and embellishments are a perfect combination for pieces that can be worn from day to night. I may try to save my pennies for the gorgeous long leather coat!

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Up next: Milano!

 

all collection images: nymag.com/thecut/runway

Beeta J.

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