Wednesday, 5 March 2014

London Fashion Week AW14 // The R~A~J~E Edit

A takes us through R~A~J~E's pick of the AW14 London Fashion Week shows and shares which shows we're still thinking about. 

The whirlwind of Fashion Week has come and gone, and the dust of sartorial excitement has settled. I challenged the R~A~J~E girls to pick one, and only one, standout show and tell us why it inspired them.

R: Margaret Howell
Having no need to get noticed with over the top colours or accessories; Margaret Howell kept the show simple. Employing understated styling and simple silhouettes, the focus was all on the subtle mix of textures and refined cuts. Howell dressed the retro woman for a modern season and created R's dream AW woman.


Margaret Howell AW14Margaret Howell AW14

Margaret Howell AW14Margaret Howell AW14

E: Topshop Unique

The muted, powdery palette made the Topshop Unique collection utterly wearable and completely covetable. Creating a nonchalant elegance with layers upon layers and all belted in under over-sized coats, Topshop gave us a very cosy Autumn to look forward to.

Topshop Unique AW14Topshop Unique AW14

Topshop Unique AW14Topshop Unique AW14

J: Burberry
Though the pieces themselves were not all that adventurous this season, Christopher Bailey made a brave statement in the singular styling of his show. Scarves. Everything scarves. We started off critics, but were well and truly won over by the end of the collection. And what an end - who wouldn't want their own wearable, monogrammed blanket?

Burberry Prorsum AW14Burberry Prorsum AW14

Burberry Prorsum AW14Burberry Prorsum AW14

A: Vivienne Westwood

Typically keeping us on our toes; Westwood presented a whole new aesthetic this season, but for the same woman. She is confident, powerful and wholly feminine. In dramatic shapes, strong prints and mannish suits, she was disheveled and glamourous and definitely going places.


Vivienne Westwood Red Label AW14Vivienne Westwood Red Label AW14

Vivienne Westwood Red Label AW14Vivienne Westwood Red Label AW14

We'd love to know which was your favourite show.  Why not drop us a tweet @RAJEdesign? 

For all the photos from all the shows, head over to London Fashion Week.

A x

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