Here we are with the third and last post dedicated to London Fashion Week. Today I want to talk about the last two presentations I’ve attended: Edeline Lee and Phoebe English. Two completely different collections but both wonderful. Edeline Lee showed very colorful garments, a trend I’ve seen a lot during this fashion week and I think it will be a major trend for next autumn/winter. On the other hand, Phoebe English collection is definitely more “dark” and almost an artistic representation. But let’s see in details the two collections, as always identifying the major trends.
I liked Edeline Lee collection a lot, maybe it’s my favorite presentation among all those that I saw. The location was wonderful and full of natural light, and the whole was accompanied by a live performance by the pianist Belle Chen. The collection is inspired by Dadaism, with a great use of color block and interesting shapes on the sleeves and at the bottom of the pants.
– Trumpet sleeves
– Asymmetrical shapes
The collection presented by Phoebe English is made up of only 11 outfits, mostly monochromatic. Each outfit is a character: Tyranny, Fear, Apathy, Voice, Courage, Unity, Repair and Hope. Each character is represented with the use of different colors and materials; with Tyranny, for example, the designer experiments with the red color and the tailoring, in Hope obviously the predominant color is green. The message that the designer wants to push through with this collection, that has the air of being an art installation, is the celebrations of different types of femininity and the symbolism behind each character, which is also a response to the society of today.