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Simone Rocha's approach to fall 2013 was soft, sweet, and very pink and pretty. So, in turn, she went in a tougher, darker direction for spring. And it was well worth the risk: this collection felt even stronger than last season's (which was a pretty big hit).
Welp, another one bites the dust. London Fashion Week came to a close yesterday--which means it's time to pick our favorite collections from the week.
High-end knitwear purveyor Pringle of Scotland debuted its first collection under new head designer Massimo Nicosia in London this week--and he certainly didn't slack off in his attempt to create something relevant while keeping in mind Pringle's centuries of history.
It's not often a fashion week presentation takes place in a library, especially one with such a rich history. But Dominic Jones is not one to follow the rules, and thus he presented his spring offerings in the Linnean Society library. The revered space was the perfect setting for a collection based on the natural world--it's where Charles Darwin first announced his theory on evolution. Jones explained, "I felt such a presence when I first entered, and this collection ties in perfectly. It was the perfect time to show here."
There was something magical about yesterday's Burberry show (my first ever). The transparent tent in Kensington Gardens felt like an oasis in the middle of a day plagued by rain--which stopped just in time for the show--and hellish traffic throughout the city. The clothes themselves were equally pleasant and day-improving. Even if it's a bit predictable for spring, who can help but swoon over oodles of pastel and lace? I can't.
Although the audience arrived in a grump to Antonio Berardi's early-morning show, the clothes more than made up for the inconvenience. The show notes told us to expect “a more laissez-faire attitude” than previous seasons. This was quite a surprise from the man who’s best known for his tiny, form-fitting dresses, who showed three-foot-long crystal trains on capes last season.
Sophia Webster's spring 2014 presentation was titled Supa Dupa Fly--a term you might use to describe Missy Elliott, or a wonderfully light-hearted and offbeat collection of shoes inspired by flying insects. Webster's wonderland of a presentation more closely resembled the latter.
The generous front row gift at Roksanda Ilincic today was a colorful set of Sennheiser headphones, a fitting match for an incredibly cool collection. The designer has really elevated her skills in the last couple of seasons, and today's stellar show firmly cemented her status as one of London's best designers, alongside her peers Christopher Kane and Erdem.
Tech-savvy Burberry is bringing its Spring 2014 runway show straight to your screens—and we've got the livestream right here! The show kicks off early stateside at 9:30 AM EST (2:30 PM London time), so grab your coffee and start watching below: