Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker have remained a vivavious creative duo, outlandish prints, doubled breasted blousons, oversized bows and prison stripes adopted an 80’s sence of humour to a modern collection. Since their partnership in 1999 the team have stayed true to their love of colours and off beat prints. Their signature black and white striped evening dresses were present, as were the introduction of silver tones along classic side black stripes. Bezazzled pink thigh skimmers and candy-striped style dresses were the attraction of the show.
Markus Lupfer’s collection plays with a template of paradox, masculine pants and oversized tees create a feminine star shaped ensemble, while ruffled sandals and wrist bands add a feminine expectation to linear lines and callous suits. Colours are opposed, beginning with jet blacks, spring greys and artic whites, contrasted against unnatural oranges and fluorescent yellows. Synthetic ruffled skirts are paired with natural fibres, while ruffled lavender cardigans are matched with grey pencil skirts.
Amanda Wakeley’s collection is simplicity at it’s finest, or as she had said, "simple ideas expressed strongly". Her collection, a favourite amongst Scarlett Johansson, Mischa Barton and Sarah Michelle Gellar, prove that simplicity is an A list combination. Her spring line favours charcoal shorts, muted star shaped blousons, simple gowns and feminine silhouettes. The use of satin-silk rustic browns and charcoal greys add a touch of classic timelessness to her collection.
In true Gareth Pugh form his first retail collection remains an avent-garde post apocolyptic tribute to fashion. This rising designer has come along way in two years, from showcasing his earlier designs in an abandoned carpet factory in Peckham, to the most anticipated London collection to date. His inflatble creations are futuristic, dark and rather dramatic, accompanied by luxurious wools and aged leathers. The popularity of his brand is steadfast, with the price tags of his garments in upwards of £2,000. Major retailers distributing Pugh’s creations include Liberty and Browns Focus in London, and New York's Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman. Pugh admits his collection is continuously changing and evolving, which he attributes to his age and youthful spirit, "My collection is a work in progress," said Pugh after the show. "I try different things. I'm still a bit too young to stay in one style.”