The collections shown on day three of London Fashion Week showed the diversity of British designers, with the best playing to their strengths and showing off their signature styles. The stand out shows for the MyBag team today were Preen by Thonton Bregazzi, Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood, who all showed us that clashing prints and textures will be big for next season.
Paul Smith is known for his impeccable tailoring, and this was explored in his Spring/Summer ’16 collection with boxy oversized jackets and silk and wool suits. On the other end of the spectrum, loose fitting silhouettes in prints, blush and mandarin featured throughout, offering a softer look for the season. Bags came bright and harmonica-shaped, with colours ranging red, yellow and orange; a different look for Paul Smith Accessories, but one that adds an interesting element to the collection. Shop Paul Smith Accessories on MyBag.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
Lace, leather cut-out details were the order of the day at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. Staying true to form, Preen took a rock ‘n’ roll Victoriana stance with its SS16 collection, seen in the use of sheer lace shirts adorned in ruffles and floral appliqué paired with tight, stepped hem leather skirts. Prints were clashed but kept tasteful in monochrome, while D-rings were placed on everything from floaty dresses to tailored midi skirts.
Vivienne Westwood Red Label
Protests against misleading politicians, draping and voluptuous feminine shapes can only mean one thing at Fashion Week – Vivienne Westwood. For her SS16 Red Label collection, Westwood showed off her Spring wares alongside political activism. Prints were clashed, with alternate prints featuring on the backs of skirts and dresses, while reconstructed shirting and gathered and draped dresses created unusual silhouettes. Accessories came in a similar vein, with oversized shapes covered in colour and prints.