Best and worst of LFW 2016

The much-talked about London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 has just concluded and we witnessed dozens of designers with their creatives filling many a runway with all the glamour, oomph and street style appeal.

While there were designers that we would literally love to kiss the hands of, for creating such exceptional pieces of fashion, there were some who made us think – what were you even thinking?

So, let us fill you in on who we think hit the nail on the head and who totally missed the bar this year…

Hits

50 shades of black. Blending black and grey beautifully, the Amanda Wakeley gown with a flared skirt impressed us much. Despite the casual appeal the dress was a must have and we think a Black Sapphire or a Boi Ploi Black Spinel necklace would turn it into a stunner.

Versatile and chic. Classy with cool colours and so aptly in the mood of the season, the one shoulder dress blending white, yellow and orange by Temperly London was versatile. It could be paired with a matching tote bag to a lunch meeting or a Yellow Sapphire or Multi-Sapphire Tennis Bracelet could be added for an evening soiree.

The perfect combo. Was it the colour combination or was it the fabric, we don’t know what exactly it was about the Emilio de la Morena creation – an off shoulder golden top and silver-white dotted pants – but we are swooning over it. We can definitely envision this piece paired with stunning diamond dangle earrings or a simple gold chain.

Oh Oliver Spencer! Thank you so much for making the men look so classy, cool and sexy. The whole collection was a must-have for those who love to shop for their partners. Take cues!

Shoes, shoes and more shoes. Flats, heels, wedges and ballerinas – Malone Souliers had it all and they had it all right! With quirky colours and bold designs, his collection of shoes were a woman’s dream come true and perfect accessory for the looming spring/summer season.

For the men. Glamorous, hot, sexy, party ready – these are only a few words we used to describe the Julien Macdonald collection.

Totally wearable. Who we were particularly impressed with was Eudon Choi; using a multitude of colours he had created some casual, trendy and formal outfits that can be worn anytime of the year. The creations could be accessorised well to add a hint of your personal style to it.

Misses

Less is more. We are not sure if anyone likes to roam around looking like a flower pot or a colour bomb from the game Candy Crush. A big No for the Fashion East collection with too much eye-hurting sheer and colours splashes with negligible blending.

No, no and no! The smudged black lipstick is not sexy, not gothic, not boho and certainly not fashion; it is repelling. And it is worse with the headgear dating back to 300 BC or ancient Egyptian area. We don’t know why Garren Pugh wanted to spoil a perfect black or royal purple dress with all this.

Over his head. Piers Atkinson ended up planting a whole garden along with rabbits on the models’ heads. We are not sure how many people turned into a fan of this kind of fashion.

Childhood memories. We tried to look past the oversized 17th century headgear but there was one particular ensemble that reminded us of our childhood when we used to go to the circus.

Heartbroken on the catwalk. We were heart-broken seeing an atrocity from Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, his use of yellow and green checks looked like some sort of packaging. We couldn’t help but wonder how anyone could place something so tasteless and unfashionable in the otherwise good collection.

Not here for the frills. A furry animal, a fish or a teddy bear in sheer, we did not know what to call the sheer creation from Roberts Wood. But we certainly did not find it appealing or even remotely fashionable. With heavy frills in sheer fabric dominating the collection, we happened to overlook or even appreciate some good dresses.

So there you have it! We hope this round-up gave you an idea on what worked and did not work at the LFW Spring / summer 2017. We’d love to know what caught your eye to, leave a comment below… 

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