Bold, colourful, fresh and sexy. These are the first things that come to mind when looking at Williamson's latest collection. Not only is it the first time in history the Tate's Turbine Hall opens its door to a fashion show, it is also Williamson's first collaboration with shoe designer Charlotte Olympia. As for the clothes, there were beautiful tailored trousers, shorts, and blazers in every colour, paired with soft chiffon blouses. Embroidered with ostrich feathers and beads, the dresses were magnificent, perfect for the numerous A-listers that were, once again, gracing the front row.
Italian sophistication mixed with British edginess? This is exactly what the Italian designer has to offer this season. Patent leather, sequins and beads were matched with softer materials, such as chiffon, for a much appreciated twist on his typical structured look. Some more tailored pieces were introduced throughout the show, including shorter dresses and structured blazers, but overall, this remains a really refreshing collection from the designer who got us used to a stricter silhouette. Don't be fooled by the delicate fabrics though, Berardi's woman is still strong and empowered, and I personally love it!
Get ready for a rainy English summer with Burberry's S/S 12 collection. Indeed, the show opened on a series of coats, all in rich shades of dark plum, bronze, and forest green that seemed more appropriate for a winter in the countryside than a summer on the seaside. Instead, Christopher Bailey is paying homage to all things natural. Not only was the catwalk in the middle of Hyde Park, the clothes themselves incorporated some various natural elements such as crocheted wooden beads, or even raffia which was notably used on clutches and hoods. Being green and stylish had never been that easy!
Menswear cut for girls in unexpected colour combinations was all over the catwalk at Paul Smith. Boundaries were blurring between men and women, as the models walked the runaway rocking leopard print loafers and boots, echoing the leopard print boots from the designer's menswear collection. Men's formal pieces were mixed with more feminine blouses and accessories for an effortlessly chic look. With messy bed hair and her boyfriend's clothes on, Smith's woman is ready to stay cool in the summer heat.
Pictures courtesy of Vogue.fr.
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