Monday, October 25, 2010

The Leftovers: London Fashion Week SS11

More than any season in recent memory, this one has seen each city present its own distinct story. There are always differing tones and feelings and themes as one moves from New York to London to Milan to Paris, but the threads holding together all of the fashion weeks were more tangible in the recent past. Usually this was a case of not so subtle copying of a collection seen as extremely forward thinking or profitable or both. Phoebe Philo’s first full collection for Celine and the Spring 2004 Prada collection come to mind. Echoes were felt for one to two seasons following those seminal fashion moments, but Spring/Summer 2011 felt more scattered. Disparate.

As it often is in London, the story was one of prints and patterns. Those that conjure thoughts of Dali mingled with those that leave you with a vague impression of the objects and scenes that inspired them.

At Sass & Bide

At Aminaka Wilmont

At Basso & Brooke

At Clements Ribeiro

At Kinder Aggugini

At Mary Katrantzou

At Holly Fulton

At Peter Pilotto

At Amanda Wakeley

At Matthew Williamson

At Erdem

At Nicole Farhi

There were, of course, themes that held over form New York.

At Betty Jackson

At Ann-Sofie Back

At Basso & Brooke

At Hannah Marshall

At Emilio de la Morena

At Nicole Farhi

And sight of those that were to come in Milan.

At Matthew Williamson

At Roksanda Ilincic

At Kinder Aggugini

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