Day 2 was very exciting for me as 2 of my absolute favourite designers showcased their take on SS15; Orla Kiely and House of Holland. Here are a few of my other favourites from the day.
Barbara has kept it sleek and simple in metallics and pleats.
Orla is back with pretty flower prints and perfect pastel colours. This collection has a definite sixties feel to it, much like Paul Costelloe, but these are more of the housewife side with the longer hemlines and looser cuts.
Neat shapes and delicate stripes on smooth satin. I particularly love the orange swimsuit, another sixties inspired item.
This is very grunge meets mod with the loose shapes and pointed collars. I love the odd colour match of lime green and dusty pink.
Designs made to show off curves or in this case give the illusion there are some. The patterns are exquisite in such elegant silhouettes. Who doesn’t love a ruffled swimsuit?!
The Hawaiian backdrop was perfect for these bright colours. Yet more sixties influence with the standout front zips.
I do love a bow, the bigger the better in my opinion. We’re greeted with more monochrome and filly shapes. I saw someone on Twitter describe that last shot as a toilet roll doll, they got it pretty spot on!
Mad Men may have finished for good (boo!) but the sixties are definitely still swinging in the fashion world. I love the mix of bold monochrome straight edged patterns with the charmingly graceful flowers.
A strong nautical touch here with the white piping and button details.
House of Holland
I always get so excited to see what Henry has to offer and he never disappoints, until now…I KID! I totally LOVE this collection!! Inspired by groupies from the psychedelic 70’s, there were coloured suedes, clashing bright florals and fringing. I really like the darker tones, something a bit different for spring/summer from the usual pastels. Congrats Henry, you’ve brought the fun to Fashion Week yet again!
Like Bora Aksu from Day 1, this collection has a firm gypsy influence with the heavy flower detailing and ruffled lace.