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No one is creating an accordion skirt like the accordion skirts shown in the Trager Delaney Spring 2015 collection. There’s beautiful movement, they’re boxy, quirky and beautiful. Both in the grass green and white, the skirts were major highlights from a familiar collection. Familiar in the sense that it wasn’t ground-breakingly different. But that doesn’t need to be a function of a well constructed collection. It is brought up because this writer would have liked to see something to the left of the navy crop pants, the oversized print dress. The pants with the curved ruffle waist to ankle adornment showed that is entirely capable from this designer. Don’t tease, let’s see more! Trager Delaney had it with that one piece and the accordion skirts. The Spring 2015 collection makes us want to see what’s coming for Fall 2015.

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When Top Shop announced a New York store—in Soho nonetheless, there were fans all over the internet typing feverishly on Facebook spreading the news. Top Shop has an extremely loyal following and any deviation from the Top Shop fashion script could be ruinous. So when the first set of looks came down the runway, the Top Shop audience must have had an exhale of relief. The Spring 2015 collection plays it safe flirty spaghetti strap dresses, layered ruffle wraps, tennis skirts with striped tops and even a checkered mini with leather border. It is a sophisticated collection that sometimes plays it too safe in appealing to an audience, but the safety creates a serviceable if beautiful collection for Spring 2015.

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Thomas Tait must have had dreams of triangles and geometric shapes running through his mind during the crafting of his Spring 2015 collection. Why? Almost every dress and/or top consisted of an asymmetric cut. It was futuristic in nature, it had multiple colors all blending for an attack on the eyes. The one resonating chord though was that the fit on these uneven cuts was done extremely well. See with asymmetric dresses its evident even in movement that its cut for a certain body type. Either Tait picked models that would highlight the exceptional fit to a tee or it was cut in a way that the shape didn’t effect the movement. I’m inclined to believe that it was the latter and not the former. Tait displayed plenty of sheer fabric in nude and blacks, while also having a highlight box fit dress. Here again, the fit of the dress was remarkable especially when looking at the movement.

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Imagine a post-apocalyptic jungle collection of bikinis and bathing suit separates. That’s what the walk away feeling from Sophia Webster’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection seemed like. Ignoring the liner notes and just letting it speak on its own. Mind you, this is better than a good chunk of what was shown during Miami Swim 2015. This is the case because the collection focused on detailing within each bikini piece. The accessorizing of knee pads with some of the bikinis also was a welcome twist. The makeup jobs were over the top, but it made sense when looking at what was being done behind the scenes. It’s not lost on this reviewer the amount of work to set the scene. Highlights from the collection include a blue and orange bikini set (watch the bikini line it rides so close to the crotch that reveals more than enough) with matching reverse tied knee pads, an abstract print power blue and orange bikini set also had its allure. A deep blue diamond-weave bikini bottom with mid-riff baring top was the one piece that was wearable for the masses, oh yes, it comes with kneepads as well.

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Simone Rocha’s Spring 2015 collection is a treat to look at. There’s the detailing in prints, the embroidery, wonderful accents like fur around the edges around a black strapless dress (the fur on the shoes was a bit much). The red flower petal coat was simply beautiful. The silver dress with curved patterns and fur accents is also easy on the eyes. The designer takes liberties with a dress sheer dress that bares absolutely everything. For the more modest, a body suit underneath will make the dress appealing to many. The red pastel print look made its way into dresses, pants suits etc. It probably shouldn’t have as the dress was more than enough.

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The Preen 2015 Spring Summer collection is heavy on stripes, prints and a melange of the two. That’s the abridged version of this review. In detail you find that the designer was bold in selection of black, white orange in a wrap dress with daring slit that rides to the upper thigh. Elsewhere there was an eggshell colored black striped collared dress with sleeves that were tapered at the wrist. There has been a lot of floral this year, but not done as well as Preen’s melange of flowers on the lower half of a dress. the black top of the dress left a bit to be desired primarily because the print is a stark departure from the solid black. It’s a bit jarring when looking directly head on. The Preen collection has does this several times to great effect for Spring, except for that one time. A collegiate cable v-neck sweater dress with multi-colored stripe sleeves will get tons of appreciative second looks.

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The Marchesa collection in the past was shown in New York. The move to London changed little. It’s not as if the buying audience in London is identical to New York, but by staying true to what the designer has done in the past it makes the collection consistent. There were several highlights including sheer evening dresses, a plunging neckline dress with a beautiful bird print. A floral print gown in a light rose hue is definite to make an appearance during the Hollywood award season. It is a sophisticated collection that slides slightly when it goes ethereal. The faerie-like dresses seemed out of place holistically when looking at the collection and on their own still seems a bit much with the floral detailing. That shouldn’t detract from what is the Marchesa 2015 collection because as mentioned before, Hollywood starlets will be fighting for some of the other floral print dresses when Oscar season comes calling.

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Lulu & Co collection encompassed a very 80s aesthetic with abstract prints Spaghetti strap dresses, multi-colored shift dresses (with matching heels, of course). During the showings of fashion collection nearly every era is represented. Lulu & CO Spring 2015 collection is a mix of 80s and 90s (yes that decade had a “look”). The heavy abstract print influence means that this collection does have an unmistakable look. It will also separate the Lulu & Co customer from most others because nothing else looks like this collection (both when looking at it individually and as a whole). The designer did one thing that was appreciated. The collection seemed lacking in more pieces. But take note of that word “seem”, there were enough pieces that painted an entire picture of Lulu & Co.’s Spring 2015.

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JW Anderson proposes a clean, futuristic yet feminine Spring 2015. There will be many takers for this proposition. The collection consists of sharp cuts, shapes that overlay on top of each other. Examples include a skirt and top that had multiple oversized ties hanging center, a ribbed asymmetrical dress with shape layering throughout, a black leather dress that was imposing primarily because it was three quarters in length and had uneven tailored cuts at the shoulder (yes, it had a matching accessory for the head). What gets the attention is the cleanliness of the collection. Nothing was out-of-place, there is a purpose for nearly every part of every piece. The designer does cheat slightly with variable colors of the same piece, but that’s no knock.

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Being at eye-level at Jean Pierre Braganza all I could do is say (ohhh) at a color blocked dress with bow at the waist and sheer sleeves. The designer went wild with shapes (mostly asymmetrical). So for Spring 2015 you have this somewhat boxy, yet geometric collection on one hand, but then a eye-brow raising provocative collection on the other hand (yes, I am talking to you halter dress that barely “there” at the top). Braganza’s collection had some fascinating prints paired with the boxy cuts. One dress had the previous and beautifully done train falling directly behind. Braganza has one or two must haves this season.

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