If you’re keeping an eye out for a fresh new take on evening-wear, it’s time to scrap those traditional LBD’s…
London Fashion Week officially delivered a slew of coveted pieces that are the perfect alternative to your traditional evening sartorial choices.
On the show calendar, designers Peter Pilotto and Roland Mouret took their eponymous Fall/Winter ’19 collections to the runway, and have sealed the deal on what we should be incorporating into our wardrobes next autumnal season.
And yes, it’s plenty of prints, metallics and soft fabrics too.
From an abundance of splashing prints to merging different fabrics, here’s how the designers translated their daring creativity into wishlist-worthy…
The passion for decor and design was evidently seen at the Peter Pilotto showcase. The dynamic design duo behind the brand, (Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos), delivered a splashy and alluring collection inspired by Hungarian Zsolnay ceramics.
However, there was a slight nod towards the splendour of the past empires too. Silhouettes portrayed a strong feminine aesthetic with soft shapes, pleated gowns, lounge tailoring and silk suits. Also, all eyes were glued on to those pop art graphics, illustrated textures, abstract hand-paintings and lavish embellishments.
Roland Mouret continued to showcase his signature sophisticated aesthetic, however, there was a twist this season. The French fashion designer created a range that fell under the inclusivity and diversity umbrella.
“In the last 20 years, we have all become prisoners of sizing and gender”, says Mouret. “I see this collection as a way to free ourselves by exploring diversity and liberating our style.”
Creating a new autumnal collection with a particular muse in mind (Lee Miller, an inspiration who has reinvented herself time and time again), Mouret translated his creativity through wide-leg trousers, masculine tailoring, asymmetrical dresses and achingly cool cuts overall.
Models strutted the runway in generous proportions that swam in a pool of colour. There was also a play on fabrics, prints and layering that dominated the collection.