London Fashion Week is underway this week. I thought l’d have a sneaky peek for some inspiration from London’s top fashion designers.
Many celebs attend the Burberry fashion shows for example, last season the audience included the Beckhams. This season’s celebrities included Tinie Tempah, Naomie Harris and Bradley Cooper to mention a few. After seeing the show I can see why the celebs love Burberry.
For Autumn & Winter 2014 collection Burberry used some stunning colour fusion fabrics. As shown in the images Burberry clashed two different prints in some of their garments whilst layering with winter coats and jackets.
My best advice would be to play with prints. The SECRET is Burberry designed the dresses in the images by combining the same pattern but different coloured sleeves or different sleeves to the pattern of the dress.
This is not new for Indian or Pakistani fashion designers who commonly use all different patterns, colours and various fabrics to create one piece. However some salwaar kameez and churidar suits l have seen in Bury Park Luton, Southall and Green Street don’t combine the right fabrics together to create outfits like Burberry have demonstrated.
I studied the fabrics and they make a big different to a outfit. Plus Burberry test out their designs, sampling and a lot of work goes into finalising the designs and fabrics.
Working with prints is not as easy as it seems but once you have the perfect combination your on to a winner!
I decided to check out some fabric combinations by playing with fabric colour and patterns. As featured in our 'Inspiration - Play with Prints - Burberry LFW AW14’ blog.
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