London Fashion Week – bring on Spring/Summer 2011

As the curtains came down on New York’s Fashion Week, our beloved capital duly opened its doors to London Fashion Week.  The much anticipated glimpse at Spring/Summer 2011 has been nothing less than a blast of sophistication.

Paul Costelloe and his Tinkerbell inspired outfits opened the show with a look infused with more edginess than usual whilst still maintaining the correct level of sophistication and frivolity for his clientele.  The waist nipping jackets gave the outfits a rocker’s look that worked well with all the outfits, long and short.

Felder and Felder too seemed to have moved on from their usual look.  After seasons of dark hues they’ve finally injected some bold colours into their collection with splashes from fuchsia to ultramarine.

Sass and Bide’s collection was certainly geared towards their intended market of free-spirited women.  The collection was certainly one of contrasts and uniqueness.  From blacks and whites to reds, from chiffon to raffia.  These Australian designers clearly have fun with what they do and one can clearly see this in their body of work.

Yesterday, Osman Yousefzada’s showed off his signatures through sophisticated tailoring, circular cutting, trapeze-hemmed dresses and tunic tops.  The quiet sophistication of his Spring/Summer 2011 collection would very much suit a confident, powerful woman.  From clinical tunics to flapper dresses, this collection certainly has a grown up yet edgy feel to it.

Still a few days to go and it’ll be interesting to see what the likes of Vivienne Westwood and Julien Macdonald display later today.