The Last of LFW SS14

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Hello lovelies!

Ok so I know that London Fashion Week is dead and gone and that everyone has jetted off to Paris to check out what chic creations France has to offer but London is still alive for me. Partly because I'm way behind on my reviews and partly because I never want it to end! But bare with me as I attempt to play catch up.

We're kicking it off with the wonderful Matthew Williamson who created this collection with his brand woman in mind. He said that he recognised that the Matthew Williamson woman was no longer a 20 something year old with no scruples  she had matured and grown up and was no living in the real life. That is why this season we were more sophisticated with day time wear, suits, and looks for appropriate for work. However with hand drawn or painted prints, florals and energetic patterns we still didn't lose the classic Williamson vibe.

The Temperley London collection this season was inspired by a holiday to Sicily and features classic south Italian shapes and rich, romantic colours.

Burberry Prorsum celebrated Nottingham lace with some gorgeous pastel and dreamy pencil skirts. Bailey really designed for the functional working women by creating wearable but still feminine and beautiful silhouettes that could be perfectly adapted into a Spring/Summer wardrobe. (If only we had the money!)


And of course the one collection I've been dying to see is Erdem however this year the classic very pretty and beautiful 'Erdem' aesthetic was missing. It was replaced by a distinctive tomboy-esque theme with hard edges and a clean slate approach. I still don't feel quite as in love with this collection as I usually would with only hints of femininity here and there but I do applaud Erdem from stray from the comfort zone and branching out. 


Sorry for such a late post but I'm playing my 'settling into university' card and saying I'm just adjusting at the moment but I'll be back to normal soon enough!

Thanks for reading,
Ciara xx

All photos sourced from

First Favourites from London Fashion Week SS14

Monday, 16 September 2013

Hello lovelies!

So fashion month has moved to London and it's time once again to see if that mad, creative, adventurous style is still living through out these Spring Summer collections.

As playful as ever with a bit more prim and pretty Sister by Sibling took on 50's and 60's America with bubblegum pinks, polka dotted denim and bouffant voluminousness hair. All white picket fences and sipping on chilled lemonade. 

Henry Holland channeled his wild, energetic aesthetic into another feminine sugary sweet collection. However it's not like House of Holland to be one dimensional so looks were edged up with a punkish heart print and some models even had tattoos. The man himself will be speaking at my university and I will no doubt be sat up in the front row with no shame.

John Rocha embraced a dark romantic femme theme this year with sophisticated shapes further developed with alluring shear materials and well fitted gowns. Of course Rocha did what he did best which was to keep this collection dramatic but also stunningly simplistic. 


With a strong note of the 70's and New York chic Holly Fulton was all feminine grace with light tones of blue, pink and white featured in light summery fabrics. And what's a Fulton show without lively geometric prints and creative patterns.

I deliberately chose Fyodor Golan to get a dose of that classic creativity and bravery that makes it OK to stick multi-coloured feathers on a massive skirted dress. It's not London Fashion week without an exciting barrier pushing collection.

A nice start to the week I think and I can't wait to see what the rest of the collection have to offer during my favourite fashion week. 

Thanks for reading,
Ciara xx