Staying true to their signature metropolitan-nomadic style, Nicholas K debuted its delicately dressy yet very urban Fall/Winter 2016 collection titled, "ARCONSANTI" during New York Fashion Week.
This season featured a range of luxurious materials combined with relaxed silhouettes. Crafted satin draped tunics paired with wrap high waisted belts were impressively coupledwith wrap skull caps. Along with corresponding fingerless gloves, details were apparent and ranged from off the shoulderreversible silk and knit dresses to ponchos, modish kaftans, as well as tailored slightly flared trousers.
Nicholas K advanced their collection by forming combinations of pony fur (cow) and lambskin jackets as well as abstract checkwool coats. Noticeablysophisticated outerwear made an awe-inspiring appearance within their Fall collection.
While using fabrications to their advantage, Nicholas K's color palette consisted of a wide array of violets including aubergine, amethyst, and iris as well as earthy tones such as desert, dunes, mauve, night shade, and naturally black.
Every season, it’s more and more obvious that Pam Hogg is the show that everyone is desperate to see. Be it for the wacky looks, unexpected fabrics or impressive frow-ers like Noel Fielding, the show is always a knock out with the press.
This year, held once more at Fashion Scout in London’s Freemasons Hall, was no different. The queue stretched far down the street, and notorious for a late start, almost an hour after the official start time, around 100 ticket wielding fans of the brand were turned away due to the venue hitting capacity. Why so popular?
Known for an odd mix of inspiration, Hogg’s collection this season was full of excitement, confusion and renowned extremism. It’s clear why this was a must see.
With a mixture of male and female models, Hogg sent a soiree of odd down the runway. Think acid bright 60s colours meets Edwardian art with a little sci-fi thrown in. Not your average collection, but an exciting one none the less.
Metallic and skin-baring mesh clung to models, embellished in metal hardware and sky high, thigh high boots. After the darkness of Hogg’s AW15 collection, the introduction of brights was well received, and mixed with sharp panelling gave a new meaning to colour blocking. A new trend for the up and coming warmer climes? Perhaps.
Fringed, skin hugging two pieces were juxtaposed with floor length, flared trousers and oversized blazers, leaving little room for dislike from any style of audience.
Full of surprises, Pam Hogg has proved once more that she can always find something new, exciting and enticingly strange, but if you’re planning on attending her AW16 show… I’d start queuing now.
Finding his inspiration in the ‘creative life of a Nomadic Wanderer’, Ashley Isham has succeeded once again in a fantastic show this AW season. With a vast array of techniques and fabrics - quilting, leather, fur, shag pile, sequin, embellishments, even holographic fabrics, they were all there - it teetered on creative disaster, and very easily could have been, but Isham, yet again, managed to rein in the crazy just enough to showcase his talent in practically every sense of the word.
The collection celebrated the female form with a aura of romanticism, and demonstrated his muse’s journey to finding herself through fashion and her new nomadic way of life, with hourglass silhouettes and feminine cuts.
Again, much like his last collection, a multitude of textures, shapes and prints, further accredited Isham with his ability to push the boundaries of fashion, yet keep the collection completely wearable for the everyday power woman. Statement pieces such as jackets, dresses and trousers were present, but pushed to an edge of sophistication with exciting print and embellished detailing, like tulip skirts lined with gold trim and heavy curtain fringing.
Although Isham continued his characteristic evening wear, he successfully tied this collection seamlessly into the up and coming colder months. With the use of heavier fabrics, added knitwear and muted tones of navy and black, he layered pieces together, mixed peep toes with tights and made this seasons offering the ultimate need-everything-now collection. A real ‘something for everyone’ accumulation of goodness.
Amongst the multitude of work, it wouldn’t be an Ashley Isham show without a little fun. Pops of pink pom poms, an expertly choreographed catwalk experience and exquisite head gear from House of Flora all made the experience one to remember.