It’s that time of year again; prestigious fashion houses from all over the world are dropping their latest collections in tandem with all the other designers in their particular cities. The latest fashion week to wrap was in London and I have the highlights.
What would London Fashion Week be without an amazing new Topshop Unique collection?
For spring and summer 2018, Topshop Unique dropped these Old Hollywood influenced designs. That means you can look but you can’t touch; these pieces will be in stores when the snow melts. For those of you who don’t have snow yet, sorry for reminding you.
This collection is right on trend. There’s no shortage of millennial pink, marvellous embroidery, and magnificent party frocks. The pastel blues and pinks are perfect for spring.
These finale dresses also happen to be slip dresses. That says it loud and clear; Topshop has no intention of relinquishing the Instagram throne.
The retro feels continued on strong at Temperley London. The high waists and cute head scarves were accentuated with pops of red and black.
I’m a little partial towards vintage vibes, but even from a modern stance, it’s hard to deny the awesomeness of this collection. I love the pastel tones for spring and summer, especially the mint green. Not to mention that sparkly sequin dress on the end. What is going on over there? I do not know, but I sure want to find out. And one thing is for certain; the pale pink trend won’t be going anywhere next spring.
Eveningwear sure doesn’t fly off the shelves like streetwear does, but the minds behind Temperley London are confident in these designs; and rightfully so. Each of these gowns is a pure work of art.
Christopher Kane dropped his interpretation of SS18, and as with everything, he did it with style. The pastel tones continued here but with some bold black contrast – in the details, and as statement pieces alike. These unique fabrics and interesting reworkings make this collection a memorable one for me.
I think I can safely predict that pale pink, vintage vibes, and frilly white frocks will be big for SS18. Especially when paired with a punky leather jacket.
Just look at these. I can’t believe the details and the layering here. Decadent, and perfect for spring. I usually go for gold jewelry over silver, but I love the silver accents here. It goes so well with the black, white, and pink.
I can dig this interpretation of the slip dress trend. I like the deconstructed cardigans too.
If all these slip dresses have you double checking that you’re not watching the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, just wait until you see the latest Julien Macdonald collection.
For spring and summer 2018, Julien Macdonald fully endorses wearing less and going out more. It’ll be warm, so you won’t need to wear as much; hell, leave as little to the imagination as possible. Make a game out of it! Then make it fashion. That’s what this Julien Macdonald collection is to me.
All jokes aside, this is better than the last few Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows. Just hear me out; there’s significantly less Instagram models, the vibe is old school sexy like VS was back in the good old days, and there’s serious bombshells walking in this show. Get these girls some wings and we’re good to go.
You can’t tell me these outfits aren’t better than most Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show outfits these days.
If Victoria’s Secret made gowns maybe this is what they would look like. Then again, if this lingerie is better than VS, who’s to say the VS gowns would be better than this?
Ralph and Russo had Instagram completely shook with these flirty, floral designs. And the colour palette is perfect for spring; I’m loving how Ralph and Russo does baby blue for spring 2018.
They do pastel pink pretty well too. And they took a risk and made a bright yellow dress and a black floor-length gown for spring and summer; but it works.
Even these dark blue hues work for spring. I love the hemlines and the fabric.
I don’t know if I’d wear these darker designs during the spring or summer, but I still like them.
Peep these finale gowns though. I have no words.
I’m not sure if Thornton Bregazzi took a cue from Fendi’s red boots for FW17 but I’m digging this anyway. I love the embroidered red A on the outfits For those of you who haven’t seen Easy A, it’s a reference to The Scarlet Letter which is a really old book. A lady is ordered to stitch an A on all her clothes to indicate that she is an adulterer. In Easy A, a teenager does the same thing to prove a point. I love the idea behind it, and the designs are great-looking too.
I’m wild about these dreamy dresses, but I’m not sure if I’m wild about the hair. Sometimes it works, but other times it looks like the model just got out of the pool. Either way, I really like the hats here too.
The finale drew back to the Scarlet Letter theme. I love how the A is incorporated subtly in the finale dresses, instead of being obnoxiously stitched on. I also love this red for spring. So beautiful.
Well, next up is Milan Fashion Week. Stay tuned for my next recap!