Autumn/Winter 2014-15 Calvin Klein Collection

THE Calvin Klein collection was all about textured knits – lovely to watch and imagine snuggling up in as respite from the weather – extra long sleeves on nubbly coats and fluffy woolen underskirts all seemed very timely.

With Naomi Watts in the front row, the cK woman had lost none of her slick A-list sophistication despite the lines being softened slightly, while thick weaves often patchworked together with thick overseams were a new look for creative director Francisco Costa – he’d even allowed for an unusual splash of colour, albeit muted.

The collection had a nicely craftsy feel, with long artisanal pins acting as clasps on oversized knits and shoes like workman’s lace-up boots – the Calvin Klein woman is definitely ready to take life on head first.

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Autumn/Winter 2014-15 Dries Van Noten

ONE of the best ways to gauge what you’re going to see at the womenswear shows is by taking a look at the menswear shows – and there are some designers more than others from whom you’re going to get a good indication as to what to expect.

A case in point is Dries Van Noten. The designer picked up right where he left off in January with a collection of swirling, colourful kaleidoscopic prints for the girls that got us thinking the models weren’t wearing those oversized shades just for fun – though in bright yellow, dark green or light lilac round frames, they certainly looked like they were having fun in them too.

Magenta and yellow, grey and green, navy and orange, there were optical swirls spawning on hips and rampaging down skirts; vivid florals popping up on long-length blazers or gowns infused with a Thirties spirit.

Flowers then stepped off the garments and sprang into life as vibrant corsages or crawling across the collarbone as a neck adornment.

Aside from the colour and print, this was a collection that cleverly worked to combine and blur the lines between casual and dressed up. Mannish tailoring, sequins and tea dresses, T-bar shoes, a casual stole or furry jacket falling off the shoulder – mix them up whichever way you see fit and you have your look sorted.

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Autumn/Winter 2014-15 Burberry Prorsum

IN its new Kensington Gardens show space (they’re letting the grass grow in the usual Kensington Gore location) Burberry Prorsum’s autumn/winter 2014 show started to the backdrop of a watercoloured London skyline canvas today, and it wasn’t long before it flowed onto the catwalk. Christopher Bailey always champions a cover-up – be it the trench, the biker or the cape – and today was the turn of the perennially chic sheepskin, which came hand-painted with simple florals, leaves and abstract decoration in gentle faded brushstrokes. For those that hadn’t been decorated, long scarves in punchy patterns injected vivacity.

It was an unusually loose and languid collection – everything swished and swirled as the models moved – though light-as-air silk-chiffon and lace dresses and those scarves cinched together at the waist created a restraint which gave balance to the constant diaphanous line. In more ways than one, it harked back to Bailey’s menswear collection in January – the scarves, the sheepskins and those magic carpet bags – showing us how Bailey’s boy and girl look together (the answer is good).

As ever the music – this time comprising live performances from Paloma Faith, Ed Harcourt and Rhodes – and the famous front row garnered almost as much attention as the clothes. Jamie Campbell-Bower, Tinie Tempah and Harry Styles (clearly word had gotten out that Styles was on the guest list as the pathway into the venue was lined with anxious-looking One Directioners) joined Bradley Cooper, fresh from the BAFTAs, who was there to support girlfriend Suki Waterhouse.

Joining Waterhouse on the runway today was the usual Burberry roll call (and who’s who of hot-property models): Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Edie Campbell, Matilda Lowther, Malaika Firth, Charlotte Wiggins and Sam Rollinson. Bailey does like to create a spectacle, and what better way to do it than to wow with the casting? He showed his appreciation of their participation by sending each model out for the finale wearing a blanket personalised with their initials, in doing so, creating the new trophy piece of the season.

 

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Autumn/Winter 2014-15 Lucas Nascimento

Today’s autumn/winter 2014 outing from Lucas Nascimento showed us the possibilities when it comes to keeping warm and pushing the boundaries. To start proceedings off, he gave us a degradé-effect lamé ensemble, shaded in a way to give a flattering optical illusion.

This was repeated on dresses that came long-sleeved and floor length; tiger-printed and tank shaped; and in Nascimento’s favoured bandeau silhouette. It was especially effective in the mustard yellow polo neck and pencil skirt ensemble and lilac and gold ombré python designs.

All this rough and subtly-sparkling texture was neatly juxtaposed by the smoothest of leather which was worn from head-to-toe and looked so luxurious. It was a sleek show that was nothing short of a texture fest.

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