The Roundup: LFW Day 3

Untitled-17Photography by style.com/catwalking.com Words by Elizabeth Pollard

Mary Katranzou has once again challenged her own design and craftsmanship by developing her digital prints into beautifully woven and embroidered patterns resembling, in both design and colour, traditional uniform badges. The overlaying of embroidered print, geometric lace and light silks create depth and ingenuity to her clothes.

Untitled-1Mary Katranzou AW14

Jonathan Saunders presented one of the most eclectic shows so far; only feeling remotely like a collection through a scheme of of-the-moment shades and square, coloured tiles to create print and texture.

Untitled-12Jonathan Saunders AW14

A combination of Darth Vader screen-prints and Tesseract prints enveloped Preen’s latest collection, which is surprisingly, the second time this season Star Wars characters have appeared on the catwalk. Colour trends of forest, slate blue, grey and bright orange were represented in full force at Preen in a kaleidoscope of texture and print. Preen, along with Topshop Unique, displayed a mish-mash of texture; lame, sheer organza, fluid silks and most importantly a fuzzy teddy-bear fur, was layered, belted, draped and tailored to create shape and colour blocks off the fabric.

Untitled-13Preen AW14

Topshop Unique girls, strutted through the Turbine Hall with one coat arm flung off their shoulder – a trend sure to be picked up by street style peacocks everywhere.

Untitled-14Topshop Unique AW14

Fuzzy tunics, culottes and box pleat skirts formed a fashion uniform at Richard Nicoll. Other than the very definite palette emerging from the London shows, a trend of creating print through layers of textured fabrics seems to be a common theme that Nicoll did not shy away from.

Untitled-15Richard Nicoll AW14

Jasper Conran showed a characteristically feminine and more subdued take on this seasons trends. Pops of orange and sheer fabrics combined with classic tailoring created a perfectly minimal and polished collection. Nude, navy, white and grey shades gave the range of styles presented the coherence a few of his fellow designers lacked.

Untitled-16Jasper Conran AW14

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