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21 Feb


After Jean Pierre Braganza and Bora Aksu, today I am writing about some other collections presented at London Fashion Week, where I was invited to attend.
One of the most original was the one presented by Orla Kiely. The designer launched the collection like in a no-dialogue movie in which you could only hear the rain and the sounds of the city. The characters were walking in the park with their pets, the whole show being placed inside a beautiful building where, in 1896, the Central School of Art and Design was established.
Totally appropriated to the rainy London weather, Orla Kiely brought chic transparent umbrellas and cool cloaks. We all noticed the beautiful the spotted dresses,  the retro tunics with floral prints and preppy pant suits.
John Rocha, one of the most appreciated London designers, has presented a dark collection, with all black items, plenty of frills and architectural hat which continued in the neck area. The tulle frills were present in almost entire collection and were mixed with lace and crochet textiles. There were also colored dresses, in red and dark green. Some items were decorated with 3D flowers, very original, which brought a feminine, romantic feeling.
David Koma’s collection started with one electric purple outfit and moved on with grey, black, white ones and an intense blue one at the end. Color blocking was one of its themes, but the main focus was on reinvented corset. Plenty of leather, neoprene and Japanese samurai inspired corsets on the upper half and feminine pleated skirts on the lower half.
The designer intended to show modern woman in her everyday life, fighter and elegant at the same time.
Two interesting shows presented by Portuguese designers, Daniela Barros and Joao Melo Costa, were presented at Freemason’s Hall. 
Daniela Barros had a geometric collection,  with rigid lines, in which technic materials were perfectly mixed with natural fine ones such as silk. Monochromatic outfits had tridimensional prints. The oversized coats were the key element in the designer’s collection.
Joao Melo Costa had also an architectural collection, in black, grey, white, beige and bleumarin. Interesting volumes, oversized coats, 3D flower prints, embroidery, all in an unique collection.
I have kept the best experience from LFW for the final. I was invited to attend the Burberry Screening Event in London at their flagship store on Regent Street and this was very interesting multimedia experience. The show was projected on a huge screen in the middle of the store.
Before the show begun I had been to Kensington Gardens, the place where the Burberry Show had happened. It was very interesting to see hundreds of photographers, to meet famous fashion bloggers and to see all the VIP gathering for the fashion show.
Famous people attended the show, such as Anna Wintour, Bradley Cooper, Tinie Tempah, Olivia Palermo and Harry Styles.
Christopher Bailey has presented an exceptional collection, completed by a live outstanding performance by Paloma Faith.
The entire show was an infusion of warm colors. Long fluid dressed, with painting, floral al geometric details. The scarfs perfectly completed the outfits.  The new Bloomsbury bag was launched and it already stands allready on my MUST HAVE list.
The show ended with all the models wearing identical scarfs printed with their names initials. This detail will be available to every customer that buys the personalized items. I have already chosen two items for my wardrobe!
You can watch the complete show here:

  • Em

    Vad o mare asemanare intre unele detalii de la Joao Melo Costa si cele ale Ralucai Popa, de la Atelier 173.
    My Fav? Burberry!

    February 22, 2014 at 6:06 PM Reply
  • Carmen Negoiță

    Em nu am vazut creatiile Ralucai Popa, dar chiar am sa ma uit. Este posibil si se intampla asta si la case mai mari. Adevarul este ca trebuie sa ai destul de multa imaginatie sa creezi ceva cu totul nou. Mie mi se par destul de multe reinterpretari. Burberry intr-adevar a fost genial. Un show din toate puncetele de vedere.

    February 23, 2014 at 8:08 PM Reply

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