Next stop on the fashion train was London last week. London-ers have their own great accent, their own unique style and fashion week definitely brought out some of the classics, the bold twists, the boho (surprisingly) and a lot of what you didn’t know your wardrobe needed. Faves below:
Now while the Queen might have to wear bright colors, the design team at Marques Almeida kept things primarily black and white and BOLD. Powerful suit jackets, in your face stripes and a nod to the baroque age on the t-shirts had us thinking about classic power moves and admiring the funky cuts (and shoes).
While usually a favorite of ours, Victoria’s collection for Spring 2018 gave us a bit more of the utilitarian COS line vibe than her usual endlessly flattering silhouettes. Mustard seems to be in for the season so we’re willing to give it a try in this darling suede playsuit.
We’re thinking Team Katrantzou had water on the brain. (it does rain in London a lot). From the bubble skirts, numerous raincoats and plastic garments we had to fish our favorites out of the water here. She did have some stunning, bold floral prints, edgy geometric looks like the ensemble above in look 23 and a few truly amazing beadwork pieces like the skirt in look 17 above. We’re also loving the 60s flatform sandals with embellishments – but are they high enough to keep you out of the summer showers? Team Katrantzou likely thinks so!
This collection struck me as classic brits and all of their best fashion moments. Elton John and his colorful pants and silk tops, crushed velvet and silk blazers from the Beatles and leather pants on just about every classic rock and roller. The silk bomber jacket just shows how closely Topshop is aligned with their American client and how good they are at creating a simple piece with multiple layers of interest that feels expensive like Gucci or Coach. And then a fair isle sweater just to remind you of how close to their heritage and classy they are!
Roland’s collections for Spring 2018 was beautiful, the cobalt is a color we all know we needs, the bold floral prints are expected for a spring season and black and white never goes out of style. We’re coveting the skirt from look 12 especially because it delivers in Spring but we’re excited to pair it with cashmere and wear it all year round.
At first look, I was a bit perplexed by this Spring 2018 collection, then after watching the playbacks, going through all the looks, then reading a few other reviews a few things spring to mind. Predominately, I feel like JW went to yoga camp without us and brought back a few of the clothing that the yogi’s would wear then made a few others for us in-flexible sort who walk the concrete streets but still appreciate the boho vibe in the big city. Next, I want those shoes, they look like espadrilles crossed with ankle boots and sneakers. Lastly, does this officially mean the handkerchief skirt is back? I’m not sure how I feel about this…I don’t usually eat that much granola…but can I please have everything in look 38?
All images are pulled from Vogue.com because they’re the best!