Art On The Catwalk
London Fashion Week has landed in the capital and its arrival couldn’t be timelier. The weather is feeling more than a little autumnal out there, and so we just can’t wait to see what we’ll be wearing later on in the year for the real Autumn/Winter 2014.
The weekend highlights included shows from J W Anderson, House of Holland, Jasper Conran, Orla Kiely, John Rocha, Sibling, and Preen. But it was Topshop Unique which stole the weekend for us, with their trespass into the art world and the brilliant choice of the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall for its catwalk show.
Topshop Unique AW14 show at the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall
And the Topshop Unique/Tate Modern unity was not the only connection we saw between fashion and art. Floral prints are once again tipped as the pretty staple in our wardrobes, with John Rocha’s delicate flowers on full skirted dresses and folklore florals at Temperley. This immediately makes us think of the queen of flora, Jessica Zoob, whose desirable lilies adorn such key pieces as Wild Lilies, Someday, Feeling Good and Summer Smile.
Heritage was also a frequent theme running up and down the catwalks as both Temperley and Sibling displayed vibrant knits and folksy embroidery, with Topshop Unique opting for heavy faux furs and flouncy chemises. We can’t help but feel that Lara Carew-Jones’ curiosity butterflies would be a perfect match for the new season, with Butterfly I, Butterfly II and Butterfly III the perfect hue for the heritage season.
We also noticed that blue is the colour of the season, and the deep cyan blue at Richard Nicoll was the blue hue that caught our eye in particular. This is the same energetic blue we see on Dave White’s Hummingbird II – making it the perfect accessory this year.
We’ll be keeping our avid eyes on the catwalks as London Fashion Week continues over the coming days, picking out more inspirations between the next cutting edge designs and the freshest contemporary art. We hope this week of fashion inspires you to accessorize your latest look with equally visually stunning pieces of art for your homes – if only Loughran Gallery could present a catwalk show with our favourite pieces too!