From the prim and proper to the glamour and downright outrageous, London Fashion Week’s spring 2016 Ready to Wear collections have be a smash up of every point of view. Julien Macdonald opened LFW with a glam meets tribal collection inspired by a recent trip to Bali. The collection was mix of glamorous beaded gowns and sexy tribal printed pieces that makes you want to step out on somebody’s red carpet.
On the opposite end of that is Maison Margiela’s diffusion line MM6. Even after seeing the complete runway show it’s hard to figure out which pieces will actually be on sale. A lot of the pieces look like art as opposed to something you might wear out. One aspect of the collection that did seem to carry through others is the use of sequins which was heavily used in Gareth Pugh’s spring 16′ RTW Collection. Planked by avant guarde drag queen inspired makeup Pugh took viewers to the disco with draped silhouettes paired with contrasting sequined pieces.
On the complete other end of the spectrum is the Burberry Prorsum prim and proper collection with a modern not so lady like edge and military flair. Designer, Christopher Bailey called the show a “mash-up of things I really love” which seems to the perfect summation of the entirety of London Fashion Week.