Well the launch night for Liverpool Fashion Week 2015 last night has really set the week in good stead.
All in all, we saw a mixture of shows, from children’s designers (Childsplay Clothing) to established national retailers (John Lewis) take over The Liner Hotel while industry professionals mulled over new looks.
Personally, two designers stood ahead of the rest with their trend lead collections.
Threads by Northwest Design Works exhibited a collection heavy on an urban, grunge feel with a punk element incorporated. I loved their use of Doc Martin inspired t-shirts and harem pants. The 2 main prints used in the collection is plaid and camo print, which seems to divide the collection, adding a bit of variation and room for choice.
John Lewis where next to take the floor, and I was pleasantly surprised by what followed. I think most women who are in their late teens, early twenties have a pre-conceived idea of John Lewis’ style to be for a more mature, older audience, and I was no different.
I say ‘was’, because when those first few outfits caught my eye, I felt as though I was watching a premium designer showcasing a new collection rather than a department store – and one thing to note is that the garments displayed where very reminiscent of Louis Vuitton’s AW15 show with a nod to the ever popular 70’s style.
Materials such as suede, leather and faux fur where clearly big inspirations for the overall looks, giving texture to the outfits that stands out as well as creating a high end feel.
I hate to admit it, but I had never thought of John Lewis as a retailer that would cater to the youthful trends and ‘off runway’ looks. I am happy to say, my opinion of the designer has changed and I will definitely be popping in within the next few days to get my hands on some of the looks showcased.
Opening night of Liverpool Fashion Week at The Liner Hotel – 12.10.2015