Best of London Fashion Week (Part 2)

Continuing from part 1, here are the rest of the best fall 2014 shows from London Fashion Week:

J.W. Anderson

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.

JW Anderson AW14J.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?  

JW Anderson 1

JW Anderson 2Folded leather flats from J.W. Anderson’s fall 2014 collection

Simone Rocha

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.

Simone Rocha AW14Backstage 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.

Simone Rocha SS14 BroguesSimone Rocha Pearl-Embellished Leather Brogues, $1,164

Mary Katrantzou

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 AW14Mary 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.

Mary Katrantzou Gianvito Rossi Shoes

Mary Katrantzou Gianvito Rossi shoes (2)Gianvito Rossi’s collaboration with Mary Katrantzou for fall 2014

Mark Fast

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 AW14Mark 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.

Mark Fast metallic flatformsMetallic gold flatform sneakers from Mark Fast’s fall 2014 collection

Meadham Kirchhoff

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 AW14Meadham 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?

Meadham Kirchhoff Platform BootsRainbow platform boots from Meadham Kirchhoff’s fall 2014 collection

Roksanda Ilincic

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 AW14Roksanda Ilincic’s fall 2014 show in London, England, on February 17, 2014

Roksanda Ilincic LoafersNicholas Kirkwood’s loafer designs for Roksanda Ilincic’s fall 2014 collection

Credit: SIPA/WENN, Topshop's Facebook, J.W. Anderson's Instagram, 
Mark Fast's Facebook, Mary Katrantzou's Facebook, Mary Katrantzou's Instagram, 
Eric Wilson's Instagram, Roksanda Ilincic's Facebook, The Guardian and 
The Observer Fashion Team's Instagram

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