London Spring 2016 Loves and Loathes

Here are my loves and loathes from the London shows, check out my New York critiques here, Milan here, and Paris here.

I love…

fashion week, runway show, catwalk, fashion critic, runway review, fashion week, fashion month, london, designers

that Gareth Pugh manages to put on an awesome show whilst still showing some very nice and wearable clothing, like this red dress.

fashion week, runway show, catwalk, fashion critic, runway review, fashion week, fashion month, london, designers

a grown up Holly Fulton collection that is still interesting.

fashion week, runway show, catwalk, fashion critic, runway review, fashion week, fashion month, london, designers

baggy sweatshirt over slinky lace dress. But the rest of this Burberry show was a mixed bag, some nice stuff, some boring stuff, and some tacky stuff.

fashion week, runway show, catwalk, fashion critic, runway review, fashion week, fashion month, london, designers

Peter Pilotto’s clean, chic collection.

fashion week, runway show, catwalk, fashion critic, runway review, fashion week, fashion month, london, designers

Mary Katrantzou’s print mixes. But let’s not talk about the non-printed, non-embellished items in this collection because they were very weak.

I loathe…

fashion week, runway show, catwalk, fashion critic, runway review, fashion week, fashion month, london, designers

that cheap fabrics seem to be a Christopher Kane trademark.

fashion week, runway show, catwalk, fashion critic, runway review, fashion week, fashion month, london, designers

that Jonathan Saunders always looks dull and void of personality. And don’t get me started on the colour combinations…

fashion week, runway show, catwalk, fashion critic, runway review, fashion week, fashion month, london, designers

that I am having trouble getting excited about this brand. I want to love Erdem but I can’t be convinced with these tea dresses and old woman florals.

fashion week, runway show, catwalk, fashion critic, runway review, fashion week, fashion month, london, designers

that this bra is an exact copy of a vintage one photographed in several books. If you are going to copy a vintage piece exactly, then don’t make it the first look of your show, as well as a running theme through it.

fashion week, runway show, catwalk, fashion critic, runway review, fashion week, fashion month, london, designers

that Giles relied on gimmicks and not skill to put together this collection.

Images from Vogue.com.