Spring/Summer 2015 3.1 Phillip Lim

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Phillip Lim abandoned the boxy brights of patchwork we’ve seen from him the last couple of seasons and opted for something more fluid today. His worked and textured fabrications were still there but this time wound round the body into contour tops, tubing a detail to line their silhouette.

The idea had in fact come from the bedroom – but this was perhaps the least obvious “boudoir” reference we had seen, more sporty, fresh and clean in feel than is traditionally translated (boudoir usually conjuring up concoctions of lace, feathers and beyond), though there were still a lot of layers to contend with here.

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Spring Has Sprung | 24/04/2015

After a long winter of minimalistic, dark and dull looks, it’s time to break out spring’s liveliest prospect: in-your-face bright, bold and beautiful prints. The look can go boho with a floral print or super-loud with fierce leopard spots. Mix and match or co-ordinate top to bottom, spring has sprung and anything can happen.



Spring/Summer 2015 Marni

The opening of Marni’s flower market – for one day only – at the Rontonda Della Besana. Set to be a riot of colour and creation, proceeds from the pop-up – which will sell fashion and homewares – will go towards supporting children’s organisations in keeping with the brand’s philanthropic approach to life.

Today on the catwalk, meanwhile, that approach translated as a collection injected with raw, traveller spirit and back-to-front appeal.

Raw because of the colours – to begin beige, oatmeal and stark white and later bright daffodil yellow and grass green, nothing was tempered here – and because of the asymmetric wrap skirts and kimono-style or patch-worked together dresses, the trailing laces from apron-like styles. There seemed to be a modesty.

But there was a crafted and artisanal element too – through mosaic and jet black floral embellishment on a canvas of clothes in biscuit tones. There was nothing prim or proper about these – as there shouldn’t be with Marni (only when it’s subverting the role of someone being prim and proper).

The back-to-front came through long-sleeved tops and outerwear layers that plunged at the back but were built up around the neck or whose front fastenings veered off, chicane-style, off round the shoulder. There was introverted appeal here ideal for those who like to play at being shy and which was perfect to go with the awkward oversized sleeves that hung well beneath wrists.

On feet there came a sandal-trainer hybrid, tapping right into where the shoe zeitgeist is at now and which are bound to be spotted on many a front row next season.

While initially devoid of florals – and surprisingly so given today’s special event – they came later and were more than made up for in those bright bright colours or were seen as tightly ruched blooms on a beautiful summer coat.

Click below to shop the bright, bold and beautiful colours of Marni’s Spring/Summer 2015 look: