Alexander McQueen -

MODERN ART London: Sarah Burton's collection evoked abstract and minimalist themes of modern art. Curvacious, oversized shapes juxtaposed sharply tailored sieparates, with silhouettes varying from boxy to elongated.  — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Fine knit turtleneck / Patterned pants / Slouchy trousers / Oversized shirt / Cropped leg suit / Elongated jacket Color: White / Black / Red / Grey / Cerulean / Ochre Materials + ...
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James Long -

PLAYGROUND CRAFT London: James Long present a crafty, active-inspired collection. Playful patches of multicolor ribbon covered denim bottoms and jackets, while sporty influences appeared in the form of mesh, elastic banding and hooded silhouettes.  — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Appliqué sweatshirt / Tunic-length woven tee / Satin blouson jacket / Patched, distressed jeans and jean shorts / Leather pants Color: Black / Navy blue / Persimmon ...
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Maiyet -

TRUE CRUISE New York: A thoughtful and well-balanced collection for Cruise from Kristy Caylor for Maiyet. This season references were made to the Tate Modern’s Matisse Cut-Outs exhibition through beautiful appliqués, embroideries and hand-painted patterns, such as the geometric print in a blue and gray silk sundress or the green motifs on handbags. The lineup echoed a subtle softness with delicate, bleached-out ...
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J.W. Anderson -

DECONSTRUCTED FEMME London:  J.W. Anderson continues to explore “concept design” with his expert manipulation of fabric for an innovative, origami-inspired collection. Raw edges and creative draping added an edge to the tailored styles for a new spin on femininity. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Deconstructed blazers / Bow blouses / Zippered shirt jacket / Draped off-the-shoulder tops / Relaxed straight-leg trousers / ...
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Marc by Marc Jacobs -

EARTH CONTROL New York: Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier played a more classic working girl theme for Cruise/Resort. Bright abstract florals were used for fifties-style fit-and-flare dresses – albeit that there were still some hardware additions by way of trim and accessories. Not to mention, the great canvas utility separates and shirts, that were patch worked with outer space prints and ...
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Roksanda Illincic -

ARCHITECTURAL FOLDS London: The vast Cruise collection for Roksanda Illincic was full of bright color blocking and coordinating prints on vibrant day wear pieces to ‘sport’ infused evening gowns. Each silhouette was given special attention, from the asymmetric color blocking to the obscure sculptural and architectural folds, creating interesting and new dimensions. – Lizzy Bowring Key Items: Fit and flare dresses / Robe coat ...
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Preen by Thornton Bregazzi -

FEMININE + SPORT London: Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi put together a Cruise collection that continued along the same parallel lines as previous collections – a reason why this brand is so compelling. Diaphanous materials, fractured patterns and feminine silhouettes – all with active wear references – were given minute attention to detail; even the ladylike shapes had sporty pops of color, ...
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Back To Woodstock -

The iconic Woodstock festival inspires London menswear designers for S/S 15. Hippy optical prints, sunflower motifs and frayed denim tanks give a contemporary spin to psychedelic looks.
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Richard Nicoll -

DELIBERATELY AIRY London: Richard Nicoll's lovely presentation of airy summer separates included a lightweight sense of craft - special touches came via coated tie-dye stamping, flashes of silver foil and deliberate patch pockets. — Nina Stotler Key Items: Papery t-shirts / Relaxed cotton trousers / Trucker jackets / Ringer sweaters / Bomber jackets / Cargo shorts / Woven suiting  Color: Silver / White / Light chambray blue / ...
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Topman Design -

MEN OF LEISURE London: Spread-collar 70s shirting and print layering set the tone at Topman, kicking off an optimistic exploration of retro leisurewear cut with groovy flared denim, pastel suiting and youthful message t-shirts. — Nina Stotler Key Items: Flared trousers / Suiting / Slim intarsia knits / Short sleeve shirting / Message t-shirts / Trucker jackets Color: Black / White / Vibrant yellow / Khaki / ...
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Lou Dalton -

GENTLE SPORT London: Lou Dalton took a gentle approach to active-inspired looks, mixing soft, sporty bomber jackets with cotton baseball shirts, walking shorts and cropped trousers for a charmingly boyish yet modern effect. — Nina Stotler Key Items: Lightweight bomber jackets / Trench coats / Cropped trousers / Schoolboy shorts / Summer sweaters / Cotton baseball t-shirts  Color: White / Pumice / Peach / Cobalt / Black / ...
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Sonia Rykiel -

FEMME MOTORCYCLIST New York: Geraldo Da Conceicao offered a variety of boyish silhouettes and bright intarsia knits for his final collection at Sonia Rykiel. Metallic lurex and satin balanced the masculine vibes, while charming motorcycle motifs providing a charming accent. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Culottes / Double-breasted suit / Skirt suit / Tennis sweaters / T-shirt dresses / Rib-knit dresses / Pullover ...
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Kenzo -

FUN FRENCH CHIC New York: Humberto Leon and Carol Lim in their collection for Resort, explained, that inspiration came from tourist attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty – motifs which appeared as souvenir brass buttons . The clothes took on a graphic sensibility with a take on French marinière stripes and oversized polka dots, playfully reinterpreting ...
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Mugler -

REFRESHING + MODERN New York: For Pre-Collection 2015, designer David Koma unveiled a 'bold, coherent vision for the new Mugler woman, transforming the house codes into a refreshed and vibrant wardrobe'. Inspired by the mid-century art movement of Lyrical Abstraction, Koma put forward a strong, tailored silhouette in a palette grounded in graphic monochrome contrasts. The origami folds and graphic ‘zig-zag’ embellishment provided ...
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Peter Pilotto -

VIVID COLOR London: Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos put together a strong and vibrantly colorful collection for Cruise/Resort. Although known for their compelling prints, the duo placed a strong emphasis on knitted intarsias with a circle design that was carried throughout. As for the prints, here they used various floral and marble-like motifs and gave them ripped or torn edges ...
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