London Fashion Week – Ashley Isham
This shape continued into the collection but the print became floral, more soft, light and subtle.
The peplum trend popped up again in this collection but following the new fresh take this season is tending to have of being shorter at the front and longer at the back. Towards the middle of the collection the garments seemed to completely change. The draping technique has been expertly used on the more mellow outfits of the collection, colours such as navy, dusky pink and beige. A twisted neckpiece made the neckline of this dress and the fabric of the dress looked as though it was tucked in and had almost unravelled to the billow to the floor creating a beautiful dress, with pleats at the neckline allowing excess fabric. Many dresses using this cleverly crafted detailing came out, and each one was different and stunning, some were one shouldered, tops were made in the same way and worn with a bright floral print skirts which livened up the navy.
More floral prints came out on pencil skirts, tailored trousers and full length dresses, bringing with them a satin fabric, another new aspect to the collection, this also had the look that it had been tucked into the neckline (in some cases were strapless floor length dresses). Yet more aspects were brought into this collection in the form of jewelled embellishment, sometimes in belt like strips across the waist of the dresses, whole panels at the sides of dresses and other times as whole bodices.
As the lights went down everyone was poised for the finale of the collection, but were surprised when garments we hadn’t seen began to come out as a second collection. All the pieces were made from the satin fabric we saw in the other half of the show, but the outfits were bright, turquoise, green, orange, lilac and pink each having its own complete design using drape and pleating, and all styled with pearl necklaces and drop earrings.
The show ended with the now famous Maltese Terrier.