The Roundup: LFW Day One

Catwalk Day 14Photography by Style.com Words by Elizabeth Pollard

 

The honour of opening the AW14 shows at London Fashion Week was given to one of my favourite emerging designers, J JS Lee, and she sure didn’t disappoint. Her modern take on minimalism is born out of a passion for the structure of a garment, (she did train for 7 years as a pattern cutter before hitting the catwalk after all) which was once again, beautifully demonstrated this season. Creating prints from the texture of the fabric and matching block colours throughout each look were just a couple of trends we already starting to crop up in London and New York last week. The fluidity of the fabrics gave live and movement to her unstructured tailoring in a palette of white, cobalt, forest and navy.

Catwalk Day 1J JS Lee AW14

To my delight, the resort collections featured a vast amount of white on white styling, which both J JS Lee and Mark Fast have brought into their AW14 collections. More matchy-matchy outfitting and blocks of colour across garments were presented by Fast. Oversized coats and trousers, racer backs and crop tops were all a development of the last few seasons trends with a subtle nod to the 90’s.

Catwalk Day 13Mark Fast AW14

The trouser has taken on a life of it’s own this season; oversized, high waisted, skinny cigarette or turned up but this one consistent factor is that they are tailored in soft fabrics that allow for movement. Eudon Choi was no stranger to this silhouette in what felt like a surprisingly subdued show but in the detail you could see the proof of his signature quirky design. His palette matched that of Lee and Fast, as did the tailoring. High collars and polo necks heavily featured throughout his collection but often in a contrast fabric or colour to create quite geometric colour blocks.

Catwalk Day 12Eudon Choi AW14

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