fashion | best of lfw ss14

September 19, 2013

Since many of the trends from NY were seen again in London Fashion Week I decided to instead show you the best of London. First I show you two of those trends that are personal favorites (as you will see) and I’ll then pass on to mention the runways that to me stood out the most; finishing by showing you THE looks I’d give anything to wear.

Hope you like it!
The trends of London Fashion week:

Pink Fever – We all know how much this trend makes me happy :)
Clash of Prints – It’s all about putting two prints that most would never expect to see together… 


The collection that won my heart this #LFW was the one of Antonio Berardi… he over-indulged with my favorite color pink and made a flawless conjunction of structured + flowy shapes, soft + harsh textures and princess + Rock & Roll pieces. If I were the kind of person who had one style identity… this would be the one.
Burberry Prorsum is a sure bet of LFW… it always provides the british classic touch with a modern and fun twist… many times displayed in an irresistible color palette. This season’s highlight are the pretty pastel laces garnished with stunning gem embroideries.
The collection by Giles deacon pleases me mostly because it seems like he had fun making it, which translates into it being fun to wear… He used photographic prints and diverse motifs… but my favorites were the bats and lips.
House of Holland is one that went on with Givenchy’s trend of using religious depictions in the clothes… I particularly like this one, because though it does use some it is well mixed with other funky elements.
Preen’s collection just makes me drool… from the grafics to the colors it is pure perfection… the best part? The foil jackets for sure!
Peter Pilotto’s collection won me because of the gigantic round skirts that seem to even have crinolines inside, paired up with some fierce prints and colors.
And of course, my girly side couldn’t resists Temperley London’s beautiful collection… of course it’s the kind of clothes that make you feel like royalty.
And to finish, I present to you THE looks I’d give ANYTHING to have:
For this season’s LFW we saw the designers are still loving prints and bright colors but balance out their collection by proposing some monochromatic looks for those who aren’t big on getting too much attention.
Digital printing is huge in London… seems like designers are loving it, because it gives them the chance to develop extraordinary prints that wouldn’t be achieved otherwise.
We see that we are going back to the past, with shapes from the 70s and 80s but in a more structured architectural way… it is the modern interpretation of those trends.
There’s as well the mix of high and low. Before when you had a formal look, you kept it formal… now there is no such thing. You can throw in a sweatshirt/t-shirt/track pants and still look neat and presentable… of course it is a matter of materials and balance.
One of my favorite things is that contradiction we find in some pieces, for example a very masculine piece covered in a Renaissance-que floral print… that sort of twist is what makes fashion so amazing.

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  • Amanda Avero September 19, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    I really love this post!


  • Pablo Parra (Fungi) September 20, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Ylenia, me están encantando este tipo de posts porque haces un collage y un mix de lo mejor de lo mejor visto en las pasarelas, así me ahorro visitarme muchos sitios, creo que haces un muy buen trabajo y muy a tu estilo!

    Te puedo decir que en lo personal me gusta mucho lo presentado por Burberry y por Peter Pilotto (que por cierto hará una colaboración con Target)

    Estamos en contacto :D

  • Avi Valencia September 20, 2013 at 6:48 am

    De todos los reportes que hay en el internet sobre las nuevas tendencias de la próxima temporada el tuyo es el mejor! Me ha encantado y es una forma más visual y ordenada para ver todo.

    Un hermoso y brillante trabajo Ylenia. No puedo esperar a vestir toda de color rosa.


  • Miss Twiggy September 20, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    amazing collections…

  • Clau! September 21, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Me encantan las tendencias que vienen ;)
    De las colecciones que compartes me quedo con la de Temperley London

    Saludos ;)

  • Diana Horsfall September 21, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    love it! thanks for sharing

  • SILVANA CERASOLI September 22, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Me encantan todas estas tendencias, has realizado un excelente trabajo!! :))

  • CUP OF COUPLE September 22, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    buen review! :D

  • Janine Maral September 25, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    i’m obsessed with the burberry fashion show.

    – Janine