EMILIO DE LA MORENA
Picasso’s harlequin sparked Emilio de la Morena’s inspiration for his AW15 collection. He plays on the connections and contradictions between femininity and strength with strong silhouettes and glamorous power dressing.
MICHAEL VAN DER HAM
The focus for Michael van der Ham’s AW15 collection is on textures, with a variety of embellishment and surface decoration throughout. Devoré velvets, jacquards, fil coupé and tweed are combined and sculpted into layers, creating volume through ornamentation and three-dimensional textures.
Entitled “Adaptation, Chance, Simultaneity”, Toga’s AW15 collection takes reference from the necessity to adapt to our changing environment. In-keeping with this, layering is a key factor throughout they styling of the collection. Fine translucent garments are seen covered by heavy knits, furs and shearlings, showing just a subtle or obscure section of a gauzy and intricate element of the layer beneath.
Costelloe brought a riot of texture and a near full spectrum of colour to the Ballroom of the Waldorf Hilton for his AW15 collection’s presentation. Voluminous silhouettes made a bold appearance almost entirely throughout the collection, supported by tiered over sized dresses, dropped bell sleeves and billowing overcoats.
An unmistakable 1960s vein runs throughout the Daks AW15 collection from the moment we see the belted print dress worn with go-go boots, a baker boy cap and flicked eyeliner as our first look of the show. Biker influences are also present with quilted leather jackets and jumpsuits making an appearance.
Love is the main focus of the collection for Bora Aksu this season, taking inspiration from the songbird in Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Nightingale and the Rose’. This collection certainly has all of the qualities of the romantic and tragic story of true love.