Leave it to London to come up with the most intriguing prints and compositions of the season. While fall was all about bold hyper florals, this time things got a little patchy. Usually I consider patchwork kind of homey and crafty and it rarely ever works fashion-wise (J.W. Anderson’s S/S 2012 show was an exception), but I’m very intrigued by these fun combos.
Antonio Berardi’s entire collection is really exceptional, very fun and sporty. I love all the patchwork detailing, especially when paired with something very sharply tailored.
Kind of ’60s, very geometric, and very, very fun, this was Roksanda Ilincic’s best collection yet. I really appreciate all the different compositions of shapes and textures — it doesn’t feel overworked.
Still ladylike, still floral, and still very Erdem. He’s playing with cutouts, pushing his (albeit, lovely) shtick as far as it can go.
Michael Van Der Ham
Michael Van Der Ham’s collection was inspired by Joan Miro, the legendary abstract painter, and it shows. In fact, the designer hand-painted all the fabrics himself. The result is very gusty, maybe a bit too young at times, but he’s piqued my interest.
Every Preen collection is always really solid and original. The patchy combo of exotic skins and stripes is usually a Cavalli-sized turnoff, but it sure works here.