I always enjoy the Bernard Chandran show at London Fashion Week, and I thought this year was better than ever.
The inspiration of the show was the 1950s glamour that once inspired the designers mother. But there were no twee full skirts here, and above all the collection felt thoroughly new and modern. The cuts were clean and simple: pencil shapes and straight lines topped with white cotton gloves. But with curved sculptural detailing that I completely adored! The outfits towards the end of the show that featured the white cut-out embroidery were by far my favourites:
The colour palette was at its best when it was muted, but the collection also featured greens and turquoise blues.
Of the collection, Chandran said: "This season I pay tribute to my mother. I discovered myself through her. I am truly inspired by her younger days of the fifties, where they actually took the effort to be fashionable. Given the limited resources at that time, she would take the pain to create and sew her own clothes, and put them together to look stylish. I truly admire her creativity, the passion to create and the effort to look good." Aww, I have such a soft spot for people that love their mums!
Have you been checking out the London Fashion Week coverage this season? What's been your favourite show so far?
Love, Tor xx