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Belstaff-80's influence -london fashion week SS18

London fashion week SS18 day one trend

This season of the first day at the London fashion week's spring-summer 18 collection had the 60's and 70's reference as we encountered into the designs of the UK's ace designers such as the Peter Jensen, Orla Kiely, and Belstaff. The prints were having Logos, floral print mixes

The Texture and embellishment were important this season, as Orla brings the smock dress with bell sleeves had ribbon embroideries across the chest.

The colors added by Kiely worked with a rich palette of bronze ochre, green, camel, red and soft pink, while Belstaff added the aux blood as the key color for his sporty collections.

Orla Kiely- The 70's R&B references

Orla Kiely- The 70's R&B references

Orla Kiely- The 70's R&B references

Orla Kiely- The 70's R&B references

Orla Kiely- The 70's R&B references

Orla Kiely- The 70's R&B references

Orla Kiely- The 70's R&B references

Orla Kiely collection had the reference from the Seventies R&B group, the Pointer Sisters for spring. The designer looked to the cover of the songstress’ self-titled album, which was released in May 1973 and to later songs such as “Jump,” “Neutron Dance” and “I’m So Excited.”

The collection was intriguing, feminine dresses style done in exuberant floral patterns. This season, she looked into more grown-up silhouettes with some hemlines below the knee and dresses nipped at the waist.

Among the best styles, it was a bronze ochre floral dress that was slightly fitted at the waist and accented with a subtle trim of soft ruffles along the shoulder and waistline. A bold green printed romper was cropped above the ankle and festooned with shiny gold buttons down the chest.

Kiely also experimented with contrasting prints, pairing a peplum waist blouse in her Lily Pad print with a flower-print skirt that hit below the knee.

Texture and embellishment were important this season, too: a smock dress with bell sleeves had ribbon embroideries across the chest. Kiely worked with a rich palette of bronze ochre, green, camel, red and soft pink.

During the show, She incorporated her new eyewear range — opticals and sunglasses. Into the collection, showing models wearing styles that included The sixties and Seventies shapes.

While the designer has dabbled in the past with luggage, this season she expanded her offer with pack-away bags as well as wheelie bags in a range of fabrics in her signature floral print.

Peter Jensen- Sixties references and color blocked

Peter Jensen- Sixties references and color blocked

Peter Jensen- Sixties references and color blocked

Peter Jensen- Sixties references and color blocked

Peter Jensen- Sixties references and color blocked

Peter Jensen- Sixties references and color blocked

Peter Jensen- Sixties references and color blocked

Via taking his inspiration from the late American actress Sandy Dennis’ style, Peter Jensen picked up his styles where he left off last season,

Jensen brings an over-dyed and over-washed calico — which he calls an underrated fabric, for a roomy shift dress in lilac or a cool black boiler suit.

Peter translated an image of Dennis’s hands into the graphic print that appeared on a ladylike sleeveless dress with a rounded cutout at the back. He also referenced his muse’s love of felines — Dennis once owned 37 cats — with a hand-drawn cat print on a three-quarter sleeve, knee-length dress, and skirt.

He adds the Sixties references on color-blocked shift dresses, sweatshirts and a skirt that was paired with a boldly hued, slightly oversize knit sweater. Elsewhere, the designer’s signature bunny motif was updated as a silhouette on a gray sweatshirt and T-shirt.

He rounded out the range with casual separates such as mannish pleat-front trousers, solid waffle knit sweaters, smock dresses, shirts and a cotton workwear coat.

Belstaff- 80's motorcycle jacket

Belstaff- 80's motorcycle jacket

Belstaff- 80's motorcycle jacket

Belstaff- 80's motorcycle jacket

Belstaff- 80's motorcycle jacket

Belstaff- 80's motorcycle jacket

Belstaff- 80's motorcycle jacket

The Belstaff brings its brands DNA, where it targets the youth audience. There was a graphic element, inspired partly by the bold Eighties sponsorship logos of the legendary race and by Malick Sidibé’s vibrant black-and-white images of everyday life in Sixties and Seventies Mali, which was on the Paris-Dakar route.

Those features translated into a trim black leather motorcycle jacket and matching the midi skirt, both of which were adorned with contrasting stripes in snakeskin, vinyl, and suede. A belted field jacket and a coat came in linen with snake, suede and gabardine patches.

The relentless African sun and scorching sands of the desert came through in a sparkling coppery jacket and parka while the bright colors of the cars and their logos were reflected in an electric blue belted raincoat made from waterproof nylon.

A black-and-white striped and checked dress channeled Sidibé’s lively, full-of-energy portraits.