London Fashion Week ss16
With our fashion students back from their summer break and working on their new projects, we are taking time to reflect on the SS16 collections from London, NY, Paris and Milan. Burberry’s show included a 32-piece orchestra and singer Alison Moyet starred centre stage in the middle of the Burberry tent, set up in Hyde Park. A mixture of elegance with casual cool – flat shoes and rucksacks gave a laid back attitude with unbuttoned trench coats, lace, black laser-cut mesh, floral embroidery, sheer outfits and silk slip dresses.
We are loving the research behind Erdem’s SS2016 collection ‘Prairie Madness’ featuring beautiful dresses with a haunting under tone. A dramatic show with models depicting a sense of loneliness inspired by the acute agoraphobia suffered by turn-of-century American homesteaders, these pioneers were drawn to colonise the prairie huge areas of America by Abraham Lincoln’s 1862 Homestead Act. The choice of bow necklines could have a more sinister side as the tough conditions in the prairie could lead to suicide, some theories were that this affected more women than men……
Anya Hindmarch’s S/S 2016 collection featured the branding of well known UK stores John Lewis, WH Smith, Mothercare, Boots and Nationwide – bold fun graphics paying homage to our high street and of course boots with Boots….