Wednesday, 17 September 2014

LFW SS15 // Fashion International

A mixed but delicious bag from Fashion International at London Fashion Week

Following on from a very successful show in February, I couldn't wait to see what Fashion International had in store for us for SS15. A multi-brand event, Fashion International showcases up-and-coming designers from across the globe to key industry players and the likes of us.

Delna Poonawalla
Digital print techniques were skillfully displayed to beautiful effect on kaftans and other such floaty numbers across this collection. Simple separates were worn with lavishly embellished pieces, looking elegant and luxurious. Maybe a reason in itself to book a holiday to somewhere exotic!

Valdini Angels
Svetoslava Kirilova sent her angels down the catwalk in an array of boho silhouettes adorned with a veritable masterclass in textile manipulation. From knotting, to crochet, tassels and even feathers, the collection fascinated at every moment, and individual pieces would look great dressed down with everyday essentials. The show stealing feather finale was out of this world.

Timeless, elegant evening dresses in rich, rich hues, backed with black. This show was hard not to love. I could've done without the rosettes, but would kill for the black velvet.

Sharon M Osbourne
A slight over-fondness for belts aside, Osbourne (not that one) presented a lovely collection. Of-the-moment florals and cute little bouclé dresses were the stand-out items. Smart, wearable pieces with a touch of whimsy. Perfect for an English summer. Oh, and the best use of lilac leather I've ever seen.

Daniel Syiem
With a focus on eco-friendly production; this collection made use of natural fabrics and dyes to stunning effect. Rich, earthy colours were mixed and matched in classic shapes. There was a lovely attention to detail in the covered buttons and right down to the accessories. Everything was well-cut and super wearable.

Lenie Boya
By far the standout collection of the night. Daring, arty, clever, but all the while charming and oh-so-desirable. Boya presented a timeless homage to modernism, with Picasso-esque faces emblazoned across chests, a Mondrian-inspired colour theme and neo-classical shapes creating high-impact silhouettes. This is the wardrobe for a contemporary, confident and extremely sexy woman. I would buy it all in a heartbeat.

Somewhat dramatic collection of gowns, heavily draped and intensely dyed. Lovely simple turquoise shift with the most romantic train and some nice lace work.

The bar was set high and the designers totally smashed it. I was blown away by the calibre of the collections this season. Thanks to Dee Vesali and Fashion International for having us again!

A x

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