Malan Breton showcased a range of spring summer looks this season at London Fashion Week, capturing the true essence of class and elegance. The collection named Show Girl was inspired by the Ziegfeld Follies and stories from his grandmothers days as a showgirl and opera singer.
Known for his creative designs and detailed glamorous looks, the latest collection had elaborate fabrics and sharply tailored shapes. Vibrant florals where uniquely blended with metallic fabrics reinforcing a showbiz vibe.
On-trend Plaid and Ruffles could be seen throughout the collection. An eye-catching colour pallet was also shown using Duck yellow, cherry red, and royal blues.
A feminine take on the glamorous showgirl style was expressed through Corset tied backs and sweetheart necklines alongside opaque and translucent fabrics, Sequins and hand Embroidered beading.
Overall this seasons collection by Malan Breton was classy and unique which displayed craftsmanship and innovative designs through his couture creations, celebrating the confident showgirl of today.
Staying in the elements of bright colours and neon tones Jeremy Scott showcased his SS19 collection in New York City. Using images of himself in polaroids as the graphics on tote bags, dresses and hoodies Scott looks back on his personal creative journey as inspiration for this collection.
In his own words he shared on an Instagram post, Scott reveals, ”This season for my show I took inspiration from old polaroids I took of myself from 1996 experimenting with makeup and personas, gender-bending looks and DIY hairstyles I created on myself before I had a runway and models to express my inspirations and ideas for the world to see. 'Meta Muse'."
Using the words ‘riot’ ‘peace’ ‘future’ ‘resist’ in huge letters all over some of his pieces, Scott amazingly incorporates his political views in this collection with army surplus jackets, camo print skirts, dungaree-boot hybrids, bomber jackets, and jumpers.
Also adding Pokemon character Pikachu on the knitwear co-ords for the women and a hot pink sweater for the males, not to mention the basketball team logos and clear PVC fabric with diamonds, Scott managed to put together a mixture that has come together to make a great collection.
Jeremy Scott has approached fashion unapologetically and has remained just that and is why he is still such a big influence in the fashion industry.
In June 2018, Oliver Spencer showcased another spectacular collection during London Fashion Week Men’s, at British Fashion Council’s Show Space at The Store Studios. This “Spring Summer 2019” collection named “Wildflower”, had a naturalistic vibe with earthy tones, worn with daisy-chain flower necklaces. Artist, Wolfgang Buttress, collaborated to transport the audience (press and buyers) through multi-sensory sound and projection, to a wildflower meadow.
The latest looks had unique relaxed twists, and reflected society’s increasing environmentally-conscious attitudes. Garments made out of sustainable fabrics, such as organic cotton used new fabrication methods, with a healthier effect on the environment. A more naturalistic attitude was also reflected through the nature-inspired colour palettes of olive green, navy, mocha, and stone greys, and utilitarian styles. Slight feminine touches were seen throughout the collection with soft-pink going hand-in-hand with a floral focus for the season’s spring looks. Graphic T’s were merged with timeless traditional silhouettes, reinforcing Spencer’s sophisticated but relaxed tailored style.
Mr Spencer never fails to showcase his looks on a diverse cast of models, with both age and ethnicity fairly represented, and his brand proposed a new relaxed version for today’s modern man. He will be donating proceeds from the sale of Wildflower Ts to Shine Cancer Support.
It was a great turnout for the iconic menswear designer, with many celebrity-attendees, including Alesha Dixon supporting her model boyfriend Azuka Ononye on the runway, Hu Bing, and Dougie Poynter.
Overall his SS19 collection was refreshing, socially-responsive and leaves us with great anticipation for the next set of trends from Spencer, in January 2019.