Live streaming the Burberry show was a stroke of genius in my opinion, I was instantly more excited about the show as my anticipation was built up watching the final preparations, guests arriving and the rather beautiful James Bay serenading the crowd. The palette was just perfection, I loved the oversized graphic insect prints, as I did the ultra feminine ombre tulle dresses. I must admit I'm not a huge trainer fan, nor was I as interested in Christopher Bailey's latest reinvention; the denim jacket. The show on the whole though was a resounding success, quintessentially British and the perfect balance between commercial vs fashion. Also absolutely loving Jourdan Dunns' new 'do, that woman is ridiculously beautiful!
The minute I spied the SS15 mood board on Matthew Williamsons' instagram, I knew he was back to his fabulous 70s inspired bohemian jetsetter best. I'm honestly starting to worry a little about my obsession with this man...
Williamson has said of this collection, "I wanted this to be a real, honest collection, going back to our DNA, a celebration of what we do with strength and passion" and I think he's definitely delivered one of his strongest shows to date. I did a bit of research after hearing Marie Helvin was the muse behind the show, and wow, I can definitely see the inspiration! Such beautiful images (she was married to David Bailey for a time), this is one of the many reasons I have such an admiration for Mr Williamson. He's heavily influenced by interesting imagery, locations and women, which he then translates into exquisite, impacting prints that are still completely wearable. He's very visual and a complete magpie, but manages to make all the elements- colour, pattern, embroidery come together and work for him. A true Prince of Prints!
All images via Vogue, Style.com & Pinterest. I, very very sadly, do not own any