Nothing like kick-starting the year discovering all of the newest trends and up-and-coming designers at London Fashion Week AW16, taking place from 19th – 23rd February in Soho. So lets start by fixing our eyes on some amazing items designed by some of the brands showcasing this year. Here is our selection!
AEVHA London launched in 2013 and offers a beautiful array of leather handbags. This designer is on the celebrity radar and many have been calling in for personal requests. The bags have bold architectural shapes and include hand craved bone and hardwoods. Item: Arboreal Garnet Tote – AEVHA London. Saffiano finish leather, grey silk twill lining, hand carved Rosewood accessories, brass hardware, detachable long shoulder strap. Price: £795
Brooke Gregson is a London based designer who portrays her respect for fine, contemporary jewellery through her creations. Brooke is passionate about fine metals and precious stones. The jewellery is hand made by master craftsmen in London using one-of-a-kind gemstones and unique collection ideas. She has been inspired by astrology, the planets, and geometry, amongst other things. Item: Athena Engraved Boulder Opal Emerald Cuff – Brooke Gregson UK. Hand engraved brushed 18k gold cuff with georgian bezel boulder opal and emerald insets. The engraving pattern is based on one of Brooke’s original watercolours. Price: £9,200
Roberta Einer is a fresh new label that only launched in September 2015. Her bold and colourful collections are stunning and eye-catching. Roberta has found her own style using her signature maximalist embellishments and embroideries.
Vivienne Westwood will remain an all time British favourite. Her ultra feminine style and elegant collections enable us to find endless classics. In the new collection we can find a rose pink collarless evening jacket that will fit perfectly into the Spring Summer wardrobe. Designed to flatter and fit, this feminine tailoring is elegant and original. The asymmetric curved hemline is unique and modern. Item: Rose Pink Tailored Evening Jacket – Vivienne Westwood. Detailed with Westwood’s new printed lining and Orb embossed buttons. Price: €910
Susana Bettencourt explores the synergy of new technology and the digital with traditional craft, as well as the synergy with her two homes – London and the Azores. From large , bright, woven kimonos to statement jewellery this brand offers a large spectrum of modern womenswear. Item: Copper Cleopatra Necklace – Susana Bettencourt. Price: £507.98
Gayeon Lee is a luxury womenswear label that offers sophisticated simplicity for confident women. Her pieces are artistic and her fashion is artisanal. This wide buttoned trouser suit is classy and feminine.
Jasper Conran is a British designer who produced his first womenswear collection in 1978. A founding member of the London Designer Collections – subsequently renamed London Fashion Week – he has participated in international shows and continues today. His Spring Summer collection has a variety of stripes and floral prints with feminine tailoring. His fragrances follow his style and are also sought after. Item:
Paul Costelloe designs youthful creations using the most beautiful fabrics and high-quality materials. His Spring Summer 2016 collection was full of dresses in bold colours and innovative and fun shapes. Images from his SS16 collection.
Completedworks is a fine jewellery brand founded by siblings who have strong political and cultural ideas and use these observations in their creations. Stylised renditions on themes of societal collapse, faded civilisations, historical shifts are crafted using high-quality materials. Item: Shimell and Madden – Golden flat cuboid necklace. Gold plated sterling silver. Price: £175
Laura Theiss is a contemporary knitwear designer. She recreates traditional crochet and knitting stitches in a modern manner to make fabulous, original outfits. Laura is always moving into the future with innovative styles, creating three-dimensional patterns, contrasting textures, stunning volumes, and unusual colour palettes. Her pieces remain extremely feminine and elegant.ures vary from cascading golden nugget pendants to statement “rockesque” rings.