Finally to more London Fashion Week coverage! Killian Kerner and Ekaterina Kukhareva are two shining examples of emerging European formal wear from London Fashion Week.
Killian Kerner (all the pictures above) showed at the Waldorf Hilton in one of the Adelphi Ballrooms. The setting was perfect for the spectacular dress collection from this German designer. Each visual theme had it’s own vignette, with the amazing two piece gown taking the show in the very centre.
Interesting prints, cut outs, two pieces and ear jewelry kept the collection from being too matronly and provided a “rebel princess” vibe.
From the Zen Garden set (complete with it’s own grounds keeper) to the Hokusai style prints, this season Ekaterina Kukhareva (2009 Central St Martins Graduate) was definitely looking to Japan to influence her Spring 2014 collection.
The obvious standout was the stunning yellow ballgown – but the printed pant suit with the tidal wave print was equally as breathtaking in an “I want to wear this now” kind of way.
The sixties palette of vibrant pastels and the retro cuts kept the collection from a literal Japanese aesthetic and kept the inspiration fresh. Her knit skills are honestly unparalleled (and so much more attractive then the same things we keep seeing from, let’s say Mark Fast, season after season) The styling – crazy platforms and netted head pieces added more whimsy to what was all in all visual wonderland.