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London Fashion Week: Mary Katrantzou, Meadham Kirchhoff and Aquascutum

London Fashion week finished yesterday with Mary Katrantzou, Meadham Kirchhoff and Aquascutum.

Tuesday signalled the end of the London spring 12 shows with the trend for colour and floral prints still riding high.

Fashion’s favourite Mary Katrantzou was bursting with saturated reworked florals on her trademark structured dresses, which were slightly softer and more commercial than her last two seasons but no less standout.  Katrantzou added a train on many dresses, a feature that gained momentum during London, and the one-shoulder dress was also key at Katrantzou’s show.

Meadham Kirchhoff was a riot of colour and razzmatazz with a standout show to wow press and buyers alike, complete with ballerina dancers, a life size magic box and a huge balloon installation. The clothes were straight from a dress up box, with structured sequined knicker-shorts, bright pinafore dresses and heart motifs in bold canary yellow, pillar box red and turquoise.

Bucking the colour trends an opting for neutrals’ with a highlight colour of yellow, Aquascutum reworked its signature trench into cropped versions and tweed bikers, showcasing the jacket as one of its key items. The sports trend was referenced through mesh halterneck tops, and high shine fabrics added a modern element to the brands more traditional silhouettes.

For a trend round-up see this week’s Drapers, with full catwalk coverage to follow in September 30 issue.

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