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.
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.