Fashion Week

London Fashion Week: February 22

Highlights and commentary from yesterday’s London Fashion Week runway shows: Mary Katrantzou explores contrast with Victorian-inspired dimension and sleek, mod silhouettes, all atop a runway landscape of pink foam pyramids; while Topshop gets retro at the historic Tate Britain gallery in decadent ’70s style.

mary katrantzou spring 2015 london fashion week

Mary Katrantzou

mary katrantzou spring 2015 london fashion week

mary katrantzou spring 2015 london fashion week

mary katrantzou spring 2015 london fashion week

mary katrantzou spring 2015 london fashion week

mary katrantzou spring 2015 london fashion week

Fashion Office Bottom Line: “The last few seasons, Mary Katrantzou distanced herself from the riot of digital prints with which she first made her name in favor of a cleaner, more geometric aesthetic that focused on cut and shape. This collection still ran very much along that vein, but progressed from monochromatic opening looks to gorgeous William Morris-inspired jacquards and tapestries, offering distinctively ’60s/’70s-influenced silhouettes and a beautiful sense of gothic romance.” —Red Godfrey, VP Fashion Office

Topshop spring 2015 london fashion week

Topshop

Topshop spring 2015 london fashion week

Topshop spring 2015 london fashion week

Topshop spring 2015 london fashion week

Topshop spring 2015 london fashion week

Topshop spring 2015 london fashion week

Fashion Office Bottom Line: “The latest show from the British megabrand played to all the major trends that we’ve seen popping up in New York and now London. A strong, early ’70s mood prevailed with chunky shearling, tweeds, plaids and velvet. The overall looks were slightly more grown-up and polished than seasons past, but the final lace-and-feathered looks were youthful, pretty takes on classic evening attire.”

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