Another day, another line of shows, here’s a look back on some of Saturday’s best designs…
Clunky sandals, classic patterns and cool colours: Antipodium’s new SS15 collection offers a classic mix of feminine and masculine pieces that impressed audiences. The pieces were harmonious yet contrasting– while we were given classic girly shapes and patterns: floral textures and skater dresses, this was layered against masculine boyfriend coats, biker jackets and boyish bombers. The androgynous extended to the line’s colour palettes; we saw mainly pastel hues with a splash of neon greens, which helped to add a fun, modern approach to the clean-cut shapes.
Practical, simple and patterned is what we all know and love about Jasper Conran and this is what we saw on Day 2. We loved the Welsh designer’s artistic approach: his simple silk shift dresses were splattered with abstract paint shapes yet were still sophisticated enough for the everyday women to wear.
With the likes of Millie Mackintosh, Laura Whitmore and Abbey Clancy on the front row, it’s no wonder Julien pulled out all the stops. We saw the recurring pastel trend; his drop-hem shifts were in the shades pastel blue, cream and yellow. The pièce de résistance had be the welsh designer’s debut bridal range, the floor-length bridal gown was a showstopper, and at £3m, it does not come cheap.
We expect geometric shapes and funky patterns, and that is exactly what we got from Holly’s SS15 collection. We also saw feminine aspects added to her classic style – she plays with floral embellishing, pastel yellow jumpers, and wide skirts. The girly feel was not the only trend on the catwalk, we also saw laser cut detailing on the dresses, Perspex sunglasses and monochrome pieces.
Fun, youthful British designer Henry Holland showcased his brand new line on Day 2. We go a real 60s vibe. He showcased bright florals, holographic designs and bomber jackets – all in his renowned bold and different style.