Headline: British Designers Show Fashion Industry How to be Interesting
I love my American designers. I truly, truly do. Ralph Lauren's fall collection took my breath away. So classic. So chic. So... American. If nothing else, our top designers are reliable–cranking out pieces that consistently inspire nods of approval and polite applause. Reliable is good, but sometimes, I want a collection that surprises, intrigues, or simply wows. This year, a trio of British designers sparked such reaction with clothes that may not be "American pretty" but are undoubtedly interesting.
Peter Pilotto - Print + Construction
If you didn't know Peter Pilotto before, you most likely do now. His recent collab with Target has been all the rage this month, and I'm certain his fall collection will get equal traction among the street style star/fashionista set. Though inspired by sports, some pieces seem befitting a polar vortex.
Mary Katrantzou - Luxe Texture
In classic "watch how I flip this" style, Mary Katrantzou offered something a little different for fall. Embellishment and deeper hues replaced bold prints and brights. But fret not: The wit is still there! Patterned garments craftily embed everyday objects like screwdrivers, televisions, and stop signs.
Burberry Prorsum - Bloomsbury Fair
Always the crowd pleaser, Burberry Prorsum once again schooled us on how to mix patterns... the right way. The collection takes its cue from the Bloomsbury era's boho look and artsy origins. Lots of painterly action going on here, with shoes and bags to match. (P.S. I'm so doing this belted scarf thing)
The web went mad for these monogrammed blankets, which are already available for purchase here. CJD for Cara "Just Fab" Delevingne.