London Fashion Week 2014 Trends: 1970s Flower Power

London Fashion Week 2014 kicked off in style over the weekend as fashion icons, industry gurus and celebrities were treated to an exclusive look at spring/summer 2015 collections from some of the world’s leading designers.

Showcases from the likes of Matthew Williamson, Temperley London, House of Holland, Marios Schwab and Topshop Unique got the festival of fashion moving in full swing.

Matthew Williamson’s 1970s-inspired catwalk show at the BFC showspace was jam-packed with delights – including Balinese flower-inspired prints on blouses and flowing halter-neck dresses.

Ruffles, feathers, sequins and exotic shades of aqua, orange and hot pink adorned the ensembles that celebrites were undoubtedly eyeing up for their next holidays from the front row.


House of Holland SS15(Getty)

If there’s a key lesson we can learn for SS15, it is that 1970s flower power is here in a big way.

House of Holland looked to the era for its collection, with funky floral print worked across shirts, dresses and skirts in brazen tones of red, orange, yellow and green all helping to create the hippie chic vibe.

Floral patchwork jeans, pink bags and a bomber jacket that read ‘Chief Fluffer’ gave character to the wacky offerings which appealed to the younger crowd.

On the other hand, Marios Schwab’s offering reflected the ‘barely there’ theme that was big this year and is set to continue in to 2015.

Taking inspiration from the natural form, the London-based designer’s experimentation with exposure made for one of the more interesting shows.



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