SS15 Trend Watch: Amoeba Shapes

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L-R: Mary Katrantzou; Issa; Helen Lawrence for Fashion East

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 L-R: IcebergAdeam; Iceberg

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L-R: Thomas Tait; VionnetChristian Wijnants

We spied enough splotchy amoeba shapes adorning S/S 2015 lines to hail them a bit of a Spring micro-trend. Perhaps taking cues from cult-label Jacquemusplayful atomic ameoba fixation over the past few seasons, designers like Adeam and Helen Lawrence plastered dresses with huge amorphous patches. Issa and Mary Katrantzou featured wavy fissures that morphed throughout their designs while Thomas Tait and Christian Wijnants played with inconsistent protozoan patterns. At Iceberg and Vionnet delicate cellular appliqués and lacework were especially astounding.

LFW Trend Watch: Red & Pink

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L-R: Emilio de la Morena; House of Holland; Emilio de la Morena; House of Holland

London fashion week was having a major post-Valentine come down with the wave of saccharine red & pink looks that pulsed through its runways. Using velvets and a bit of patent, Emilo de la Morena‘s take was especially successful. The colour scheme was punchy at House of Holland, grown up at Issa and Jonathan Saunders, and luxurious in trendy patchworked furs at Topshop Unique. Ashley Williams‘ take for Fashion East looked defiantly teenage with baggy red leather pants and a pink contrast ringer t.

I am a bit afraid of how this trend will be diffused onto the fast fashion racks. Like reduced price Valentine’s Day chocolate, it’s probably best consumed in moderation.

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