With London Fashion Week 2015 coming to a close today, we’ve taken a look at some of the highlights and best bits and come up with a pick of our favourite designs and designers. The Catwalk can often be influenced by a number of trends, and the art world can often be seen as reflected in the fashion. With numerous designers citing influence from noteworthy artists, this is true now more than ever. We’ve taken a review in pictures of some of the best designers, specifically looking at those with art influences, to bring you a round up of the fashion trends.
Sibling Autumn / Winter 2015
Sibling is collaboration between Joe Bates, Sid Bryan and Cozette McCreedry, which launched on May 29th 2008. As designers they are known for their classic knitwear styles, with bright and vibrant colour schemes becoming integral to the label’s DNA. Having worked recently with a number of high profile names and brands such as Beyoncé, Pudsey for Children in Need and Disneyland Paris, the group of designers are proving ever popular. On their new collection, shown as part of Fashion Week, the group said that “The colour palette is influenced by the work of Francis Bacon and Verner Panton”, which references art and design.
Roksanda Autumn / Winter 2015
After studying applied arts and architecture in her native Belgrade, Roksanda Illincic made the move to London in order to further her studies and gain a masters degree in Womenswear at Central St. Martins. Her signature take on shape and the bold use of colour has fast become popular amongst women of all ages, with a definite modern approach to luxury fashion. With a huge following, there has been recent appearances of Roksanda on some of the most high profile women in todays society, with the likes of the Duchess of Cambridge, Michelle Obama and Keira Knightley all sporting the designer. The new collection has been described as taking an Art Deco approach, with strong colour and pattern a key theme, the undulating swirls throughout give an artistic feel.
palmer//harding Autumn /Winter 2015
Having been described by the press as “the worlds most perfect shirts”, palmer//harding are a British brand best known for their directional design and modern shirting. As designers they look to explore the idea of duality and contradictions in their collection, often using basic and monotone colour schemes, which is reflected in the new collection. An up and coming duo, comprised of Central St. Martins trained Levi Palmer and Matthew Harding, they continue to build a strong following.
Jonathan Saunders Autumn / Winter 2015
Born in Glasgow, Saunders went from Glasgow Art School to Central St. Martins, graduating with an MA in Printed Textiles in 2002. His beginnings at art school are ever apparent in his work with the new collection offering vibrant technicolour patterns and prints. Saunders referenced prominent pop artists as inspiration for his work, citing the likes of Allen Jones and Bridget Reily.
Osman Autumn / Winter 2015
Osman, the eponymous label from London based Osman Yousefzada, made its debut in 2007. The collections are often seen as deeply rooted in both the worlds of art and fashion. The unique architectural aesthetic and strong sculptural designs look to both flatter and celebrate the woman’s body. A restricted palette of white, red and black can be seen in the collection, as he wanted to enable the “fabrics to be the heroes”.
Peter Pilotto Autumn / Winter 2015
The collection takes inspiration from the art of board games, as the designers described how they were “fascinated to rediscover them and liked the art and graphics used in them”. This can be seen in the collection with neon brights and pinball inspired circuits.
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