|Image | Daniele Oberrauch|
After a less than exciting week in New York, we are more than happy to say hello to London. While in the past London's shows have often seemed to be a little too much with performance overshadowing the clothes (we're looking at you Gareth Pugh), this year London looks like it has saved us from an exceedingly dull Spring.
Let's start with an old stalwart of the London shows: Jasper Conran who obviously sees Spring as a period of growth and rebirth. His collection was a veritable panoply of everything green and verdant. As the silhouettes were fairly uncomplicated featuring boxy shapes, crew necked tops and flared skirts, the fabrics and patterns were able to take centre stage. We have a soft spot for stripes and these could be found in abundance on the clothes and bags whether horizontally, vertically or performing a disappearing act through the use of inverted pleats. Clean, white separates provided a contrast while shine and sequins provided a stunning finale.
|Images | Daniele Oberrauch|