Day two of London Fashion Week was one of beautiful, bright collections evoking the long, high days of summer. The sun was shining in the city, providing the perfect backdrop to the collections, while the designers showed us that bold prints and 1970s-inspired styles are the way to go next spring/summer.
House of Holland
Taking inspiration from the film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the House of Holland show was a 1970s mash up of prints, textures and colours. Leopard print featured heavily, as did patchwork suede, stripes and lace-up details. Oversized bejewelled bugs were pinned onto jackets, embroidered onto sheer dresses and worn as earrings. Bags took an equal stance, with bold prints and textures taking centre stage, and coming complete with fluffy pompom keyrings. Shop House of Holland on MyBag.
For SS16, Markus Lupfer took us into the Mexican wilderness, with stemmed flowers filling the venue on London’s historic Horse Guards Avenue. The collection was 90s-inspired, with embellished florals, luchador prints and a smattering of sequins adorning monochrome dresses, trousers and bomber jackets, and sheer t-shirts adding a risqué element. True to Markus Lupfer form, sunglasses came bold and thick-framed with star-shaped prints. Shop Markus Lupfer on MyBag.
1970s Stepford Wives playing mini golf was the premise of the Orla Kiely SS16 presentation. The set was an incredibly stylish mini golf course, with models coming out in wide legged wallpaper-print jumpsuits and dresses, pastel-coloured pinafore dresses over psychedelic shirts and platform sandals. The bags were very Orla, with retro floral and stem prints in colours ranging from orange, to brown, black and green. Shop Orla Kiely on MyBag.