The continued relaxed trends of the 70s and 90s continue to saunter down the runways of London as designers present inspired collections dripping with originality and wayfaring nostalgia.Â Â Stella Jean and Saloni are prime examples. 70s meets Irish Folk was the overall feel at Stella Jean.Â Prints were rich and captivating while intriguing colors danced across fullÂ skirts creating an eclectic fusion of aesthetics.
Saloni was beyond psychadelic. One could easily get lost in the prints on the dresses. The textiles were so rich in color that they seemed move even in still frames.
Christopher Raeburn debuted what seemed to be an interpretation of National Geographic. The patterns were like an explorers hand drawn map of uncharted territory. The collection was poetic with notes ofÂ subtly sensuality throughout.
It’s back to black with McQ Alexander McQueen and Phoebe English. McQ, Burton’s diffusion line from Alexander McQueen, presented a 90s, soft biker-esque collection. It is everything one thinks about when reminiscing about the 90s; Leather biker jackets, blue jeans, and oversized sweaters. Burton also incorporated prints to seal the deal.
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This was Phoebe English’s first London Fashion Week presentation and she killed it. Her collection, like Stella Jean, had a makeshift vibe to it, except edgier and referenced a completely different concept. English’s use of unique fabrics is what really made this collection interestly and innovative. It was almost as if the models were tangled in fishing nets.