With London Fashion week fast approaching (14th -18th February) here is a round-up of some new and classic British designers that you should be looking out for, alongside some images of their pre-fall collections to whet your appetite. If you can’t make it to the shows, remember that you can always stream it live.

Matthew Williamson Pre AW 2014
Matthew Williamson Pre AW 2014

Matthew Williamson

16  February 2014 19:00

Williamson is drawn to the English eccentric aesthetic; his looks are whimsical, relaxed and elegant. Structured, tailored suits are juxtaposed by intricate and playful prints, inspired by textile designer William Morris We can’t waitto see more from him this season!

http://www.matthewwilliamson.com/

Orla Kiely

15 February 2014, 09:30

Kiely continues to impress season after season. She is inspired by the mid-century with her pencil skirts and collared dressed with brightly coloured belts. Her prints are simple, strong and graphic and always on point. If her S/S 14 collection is anything to go by, AW 14 is not going to disappoint.

http://www.orlakiely.com/

Mulberry Pre AW14
Mulberry Pre AW 2014

Mulberry

Although Mulberry have dropped their A/W14 catwalk as they are in search for a new Creative Director, we will still be seeing the brand at LFW, best known for their ‘it’ bags and luxury leather. Originally made right here in the South West, we can expect more authentic, long lasting English Heritage style with a playful edge

www.mulberry.com

J. W. Anderson

15 February 2014 16:00

Anderson won the New Establishment award 2013 and he is taking the industry by storm. He explores the relationship between boys and girls and blurs the line between genders in his collections. His idea is that things can be borrowed from man to woman and woman to man.

www.j-w-anderson.com

JW Anderson Pre fall
JW Anderson Pre AW 2014

Simone Rocha

18 February 2014, 11:00

Rocha won the Emerging Talent award- Womans wear 2013. Her inspiration comes from her family and roots in Ireland. She dedicated her last collection, not to an abstract concept but to her trip to Connemara, a wild woolly region of western Ireland. Her collections always capture our imaginations. We look forward to see where she’ll take us this season.

http://simonerocha.com/

 

 

 

by Camilla Tillson