The Best of London Fashion: London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 Highlights Part 2
The vibrant and culturally diverse city of London is the sight of one of the most dynamic events on the global fashion calendar. Fashion One returns to London for Part 2 of our exclusive interviews with some of the brightest and best of London Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2015.
Launching in 2008, London luxury brand Mary Katrantzou is credited with pioneering the digital print revolution, with her work justly famed for its singular visual language which merges cutting edge textile innovation and digital process with precise feminine silhouettes. For her autumn/winter 2015 show the theme was “Kenophobia" – the fear of empty space – resulting in a collection where the entire surface was covered in detail. The collection was a typically askew, vibrant presentation where forms, materials and patterns were juxtaposed to dramatic effect.
One of the new rising stars of the shoe world, Sophia Webster creates fun, chic and eminently feminine design in candy colored pop shades. With her newest collection entitled “Freak Like Me” the designer channelled a carnivalesque atmosphere influenced by the circus, presenting a collection of sandals festooned with feathers and pompoms and gemstone encrusted pumps alongside her usual visual arsenal.
A designer who needs no introduction, Paul Smith is one of the UK’s foremost designers, renowned for a innovative creative spirit that produces garments simultaneously traditional and modern. Fresh off the back of a major retrospective of his work, Paul Smith presented a fresh collection of effortless confident garments. Tailoring was a strong focus with a muted color palette of khaki, charcoal grey and black punctuated by dusty pink and mustard yellow.