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London FW18: Delpozo, Simone Rocha, Roland Mouret, and More

By Pearl Fontaine

February 20, 2018

With London’s fashion week at an end, we’ve seen many different designers show signature and new styles for Fall/Winter 2018. Below, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorites.

Inspired by an unpublished National Geographic photograph from the 1930s, Delpozo’s creative director Josep Font intertwined a recurring motif of water lilies and lotus blossoms with a color palette of pinks, mixed with ivory, camel, yellow, and blue in this season’s collection. Font, also influenced by French Cubism artist Inès Longevial, used a variety of textures, patterns, and materials, like yellow and tan hounds tooth, sequined florals, and Klein blue faux fur. These added just the right touch of excitement to the clean lines and flowing, feminine silhouettes of the line.

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The new Simone Rocha collection is reminiscent of painter John Constable’s portraits. Gathered rose, tinsel check, corded lace, and tulle plaid give the feel of a high-fashion take on an 18th-century noblewoman’s wardrobe.

Maison Margiela held its “MM6” presentation inside an English pub coated in silver—the collection’s singular color. The pieces, mannish in cut and silhouette, shine as new wardrobe staples. Margiela’s uniform pieces—like the polo, the mac, and the duffle—were transformed with silver metallic fabric, tinsel trim, and sequins to create unforgettable disco vibes.

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Courtesy of Maison Margiela

Roland Mouret played with contradictions in a collection to explore and showcase the strength of femininity. Inspired by The Eyes of Laura Mars, a cult classic film from the 1970s, the collection incorporates soft elements, such as the elegantly draped sheer fabric seen in his sensual and luxurious day dress. In juxtaposition, these more feminine items are paired with bomber jackets and rich, heavy fabrics. Mouret continues to uphold a level of practicality in all of his pieces, proving that femininity is a woman’s greatest power.

A recurring theme in Christopher Kane’s collections is the idea that women have the power to create their own world through clothing. That idea carried through in this new collection, full of sensuality as a sign of strength and a woman’s power to choose what she wears. Elements such as armor-like sleeves, leather constructions, coated and embossed lace, and crushed velvet were used as an external display of power and to allude to the interior strength of the Christopher Kane girl. The show concluded with The More Joy dress (which was based on illustrations by Chris Foss and Charles Raymond), which fueled the idea behind the collection.

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Courtesy of Christopher Kane
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