BR IT FA NTA SY Sur­prise Sur­prises, cel­e­bra­tions, and muted se­duc­tion rocked the Lon Lon­don col­lec­tions. By Sharmita Sum­mugam.

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Burberry Spring/ Sum­mer ’15

Aheady mix of English gar­den flow­ers and the elec­tric ’70s de­fined the Spring/Sum­mer ’15 shows at Lon­don Fash­ion Week. Sur­face tex­tile was the star of the col­lec­tions with a lively play of laser-cut leathers, ex­ag­ger­ated lace, and tiered tulle. Think A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream meets ABBA. Tom Ford’s mod­els strut­ted down the mir­rored run­way in Deb­bie Harry in­spired hair­dos, flared trousers, and glam rock trouser suits that gave off a very chic rock ’n’ roll edge to the en­tire col­lec­tion. Matthew Wil­liamson and Peter Pilotto echoed the theme with equally stage-wor­thy looks.

On the other end of the spec­trum, fash­ion’s mood swirled into Shake­spearean with a twist. Burberry’s Christo­pher Bai­ley armed his mod­els with swatches of lay­ered tulle around their waists in pretty bows. The en­tire col­lec­tion was a breath of fresh air with shades of lilac, moss green, a dash of acid yel­low, ma­genta, and soft shades of pink. More ex­cit­ing colours seeped into other col­lec­tions as well; cerulean and corn­flower blues made their way through the run­way looks of Jonathan Saun­ders and Christo­pher Kane, while An­to­nio Ber­ardi splashed on bold hues of red. Mary Ka­trant­zou shook things up by send­ing out mod­els in com­plete nude-coloured looks with a mix of sand tones; the well-ex­e­cuted col­lec­tion of re­strained play per­fectly re­flected the Ka­trant­zou we all love and ob­sess over, march­ing down the cat­walk to a hyp­notic sound­track by Sigur Rós.

A wel­comed sur­prise this sea­son was a one-off re­turn of the March­esa ladies, Georgina Chap­man and Keren Craig, who cel­e­brated 10 years in the in­dus­try with a mag­i­cal show at Lon­don’s White­hall. The en­tire sea­son came to a whim­si­cal end thanks to hand­bag designer Anya Hind­march and her spin­ning neon tea cups, metal­lic helium bal­loons, and glow-in-the-dark skele­tons.

Mary Ka­trant­zou Spring/ Sum­mer ’15

Anya Hind­march Spring/ Sum­mer ’15

lliam son Spr ing/ Wi Su w m he t er at ’ M 15

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