Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Highlights F/W 2012 London

London Fashion week was all about color and prints this season. A lot of them showed an ethnic inspiration. The collage trend was caried on in bright clothes consisting of pieces of different fabrics.

Soft vs Hard

Acne, F/W 2012, London
Acne has gone through an immense evolution. Founded as a denim brand, Acne now has raised the stakes and can easily compete in the high range. The soft color palette was inspired by artist Hanneline Rogeberg. The oversized jackets, blouses and coats granted the silhouettes a strong look.

Collage Genius

Basso & Brooke, F/W 2012, London

Chrisopher Brooke and Bruno Basso profit from a unique collaboration. Brazilian Basso is responsible for the amazing prints and British Brooke designs the silhouettes. According to the duo, the prints were based on paintings by French impressionist Matisse, but to me they remind me of the surrealism of Magritte.

Double the trouble

Felder Felder, F/W 2012, London
Designing a collection with your twin sister, the Felder sisters aren't the only ones who had the same idea. The Row, by celebrities Marie-Kate and Ashley Olsen has become immensely popular. Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy aren't twins but their label Rodarte betrays an exceptional alignment of minds. Just a few examples of how well a colab between sisters can work.
This season, Daniela and Anette Felder have distanced themselfs from their rock estehetic. Never has there been a more earthy and soft Felder Felder collection.

Graphic Punk

Louise Gray, F/W 2012, London

More bold prints in Louise Gray's Fall/Winter collection. Ethnic influences go hand in hand with punk elements. There are also some references to cubism.

New Serenity

Dion Lee, F/W 2012, London

The most exciting London debut this season came from an Australian designer. Dion Lee is a master in construction and usage of fabrics. These are often hi-tech like the light-reflecting textile he uses for his dresses. One to watch this Aussie!

Next in line: Milan!

The Mere Alchemist

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