LONDON (AP) - London Fashion Week swung into its second day Saturday, with models showcasing an array of new season styles from designers including Sibling, Simone Rocha, Emilia Wickstead, Jasper Conran and Julien Macdonald.
LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week swung into its second day Saturday, with models showcasing an array of new season styles from designers including Sibling, Simone Rocha, Emilia Wickstead, Jasper Conran and Julien Macdonald.
Some of the highlights from Day 2:
DISCO FEVER AT SIBLING
Sheer skintight body-stockings, punchy lilac and lemon yellow clashing with black, huge tinsel-like collars: Sibling's latest offerings are sexy, sporty and not for the faint-hearted.
The brand, known for its young, urban styles, showcased plenty of revealing disco wear with a whiff of the '80s — think a clingy, neon blue bodysuit that leaves little to the imagination, worn with matching headphones or a giant sparkly collar, or micro shorts paired with an open cardigan and sequined stars covering bare breasts.
Not everything was so outrageous. More wearable outfits included loose mannish jackets over print dresses, fluid rolled-up trousers and a wrap coat with a bold, flattering brushstroke print.
EMILIA WICKSTEAD DOES MAD MEN — HER WAY
Emilia Wickstead says her new collection is inspired by the "impeccably dressed ad age of the 1960s" — but it's not quite Mad Men costumes she had in mind.
The designer opened her show with a series of sculptural high waist gowns in a dense, colorful horizontal stripe. Those colors — earthy, rusty tones like mustard, teal, brown and moss green — recurred throughout the display, as did retro prints reminiscent of '60s couches or curtains. Mini shift dresses, dark denim, turtlenecks and cozy cable knits complete the showcase.
Still, Wickstead didn't stray too far from the elegant, feminine style so beloved by her customers — including fashion show regulars Olivia Palermo and Alexa Chung, both in the front row. There were plenty of romantic full skirts emphasizing a tiny waist, and pretty dusty pink ensembles such as a body-hugging knit paired with flared trousers.