Continuing from part 1, here are the rest of the best fall 2014 shows from London Fashion Week:
Jonathan (or J.W.) Anderson is recognized for putting men in heels and women in masculine clothing, but he doesn’t want to be known as a “gender bender.” This season, he played with ugly fabrics, such as corduroy, and manipulated them to create unusual silhouettes that are strangely beautiful.
J.W. Anderson’s fall 2014 show in London, England, on February 15, 2014
The shoes are also strange but equally feminine. Flats are a major trend in London, but these are no ordinary flats. J.W.’s flats consist of simple slip-ons with folded leather that looks almost like ocean waves. Nude, black, white, blue, and yellow make up their color palette. Who knew blue and yellow could look so good on shoes?
Folded leather flats from J.W. Anderson’s fall 2014 collection
Simone Rocha’s signature shoe has to be the Perspex-heeled brogue. It must be a challenge to reinvent it each season, but she does it anyway. For fall 2014, her dark and light Elizabethan dresses are paired with brogues and slip-ons of all textures. There are fur, hair, pearls, metallics, and, of course, Perspex heels — all in an exquisite palette of black, gold, and the softest of pinks. This designer is one to watch out for.
Backstage at Simone Rocha’s fall 2014 show in London, England, on February 18, 2014
Get ahead of the trend with Simone’s SS14 pearl-encrusted brogues.
Mary Katrantzou first teamed up with Gianvito Rossi for her SS14 shoe-insipired collection. She did it again in an unusual unprinted show for a designer renowned for her digital prints. Mary looked to symbols and badges this season, crocheting them together on chainmail dresses and statement sweaters.
Mary Katrantzou’s fall 2014 show in London, England, on February 16, 2014
Gianvito Rossi used geometric symbols and shades of blue, green, red, and brown on heeled loafers and ankle boots along with pony-hair-textured sandals.
Gianvito Rossi’s collaboration with Mary Katrantzou for fall 2014
Mark’s signature knits went a different direction for fall 2014. The usual sexy, tight look fell away for something a little longer and more refined. The show featured suits and dresses reminiscent of Chanel’s latest couture collection with minute waist detailing.
Mark Fast’s fall 2014 show in London, England, on February 14, 2014
Each and every look was topped off with a pair of metallic gold flatforms. Just like Karl Lagerfeld, Mark Fast showed us that comfy shoes can go with anything.
Metallic gold flatform sneakers from Mark Fast’s fall 2014 collection
Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff are a quirky pair. Their designs may look light-hearted, but there is always a sinister edge and the intricacy that goes into each and every one is only truly revealed when seen up close. Entering their world is like being immersed in a dressing-up box. Colorful prints, laced veils, and a tinsel setting were all part of their fall 2014 collection presentation.
Meadham Kirchhoff’s fall 2014 show in London, England, on February 18, 2014
Models stomped down the runway in knee-high platform boots, which are available in two options: metallic rainbow or shiny red, both with cute matching bows. Which takes your fancy?
Rainbow platform boots from Meadham Kirchhoff’s fall 2014 collection
Roksanda Ilincic did color blocking on a huge scale for AW14. However, her patchwork dresses and coordinating coats are not easy to style with accessories. Nicholas Kirkwood did a great job, though, with the flat pointy loafers he designed for the collection. They are fringed in electric blue or inky black with chic stripes around barely noticeable platforms. Wear them with ruffled socks for the complete runway look.
Roksanda Ilincic’s fall 2014 show in London, England, on February 17, 2014
Nicholas Kirkwood’s loafer designs for Roksanda Ilincic’s fall 2014 collection
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