Rebecca Foulson for Next State, looks back at London Fashion week
London Fashion Week may be over, but we are still obsessing over the large array of beautiful prints that graced the runways. There is everything from 1980s soft pop to tropical foliage and vintage florals. Below are our top four designer Spring/Summer 2016 collections:
Daks showcased mainly Art Deco inspired diamond tile prints; with an oversized floral print also featuring throughout the range. Different scales of the same print were used to reinvent ‘clashing prints’. The colour direction was a dichotomy between the bold purple, blue and orange pigments, against the monochromatic palette of black, grey and white.
Emilia was definitely a standout with her play on volume and scale, not only in her silhouettes but also throughout her print designs. Her collection consisted of a bold and large geometric yardage print and a contemporary twist on the Chintz. She also created a heavy and thick stripe design that was often matched with an embroidered eye print, giving a witty edge to her more conservative style.
House of Holland
House of Holland was bold, fun and daring with its use of clashing prints, bright colours and somewhat humorous print designs. The collection included leopard print, stripes, tropical floral designs, and insect and cactus motifs. This collection definitely took us back to the 80s when anything goes, and bigger is always better!
Like many designers this Spring/Summer, Temperley London went down a foliage and floral route. Her collection also featured a Parrot motif and the occasional geometric pattern. The collection took its cue from Cuba and Latin America, specifically the images of Havana taken by acclaimed photographer Robert Polidori.