J. JS Lee has kicked off London Fashion Week with a holiday inspired collection.
The Fall/Winter 14 designs featured mohair coats, wool skirts and classic chequered patterns, with models walking the catwalks at the Courtyard Show Space at Somerset House.
Cream and white worked alongside browns, blues and deep shades of green.
“I haven’t had time to take a holiday this year, so instead I dreamt about it,” designer Jackie Lee told British newspaper the Telegraph earlier this week.
“I wanted to make the car tyres feel like a classic, British heritage pattern, so I mixed it up with houndstooth.”
Houndstooth was also transferred on to the models’ nails, with a white print used on top of a nude base. Nail artist Katie Jane Hughes explained to handbag.com how she used floating nail art or ‘negative space’ to create the effect.
Felder Felder was the second show today. Show notes stated that artist Gerhard Richter was an inspiration for the new collection, from London based twins Daniela and Annette Felder.
Brightly coloured hats were used to bring the designs to life. White suits and black leather gave the collection a strong presence on the runway.
Later today PPQ, Christopher Raeburn and Eudon Choi, among others, will be showcasing their latest offerings.
Eudon cited the 1960s music scene as the main inspiration for his show pieces.
“The collection is actually based on the early 1960s British music scene, so we’ve been listening to early Beatles and Rolling Stones quite a lot. But recently we have been mixing it up with Haim, London Grammar and Goldfrapp,” Eudon explained to elleuk.com.
“[The current mood in my studio is] tired but upbeat! As you can imagine it is quite hectic, but we’re really excited about this new collection.”
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