2017 Collections



The most recent catwalks have been filled with print – here we bring you a brief introduction to our favourites from Moschino, Gucci and more.


Valentino is going to be our main summer inspiration – pineapples, palm trees and bright florals covered full skirts and summer dresses. The collection was inspired by Cuba – spot the white ginger lilies, Cuba’s national flower.



Jeremy Scott’s new collection did not disappoint. Both the Spring ‘17 Menswear and Resort ‘17 collections were bright and fun. Psychedelic, kaleidoscope and animal prints filled the catwalk and the whole show was a feast for the eyes.





Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana’s collection was called “DG Musica”. You can see the musical hints through the collection, with instruments and piano players printed onto suits and bomber jackets. Pineapples were also featured; a hot print for summer which is clearly here to stay!



The Gucci Resort 2017 Show was held at Westminster Abbey. Alessandro Michele, creative director of Gucci, was extremely inspired by the gothic building. We loved the Victorian-esque floral dresses and co-ords.



Images from Vogue.

Pre-Fall 2016 Collections

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By Alannah Messett – designandcolour@gmail.com

The pre fall 2016 collections took us from Japan to Florence, from old-school florals to dramatic snakeskin. The collections were full of prints and here is a review of our favourites.

Alberta Ferretti

Alberta Ferretti was full of rich, vibrant prints. Animal prints covered coats, boots and dresses, with elaborate designs for their formal evening dresses. This collection is dramatic with an animal twist.



Valentino’s 84-look collection took us travelling across the globe. The two designers, Chiuri and Piccioli, took us to Japan and across America – specifically New York.


Red Valentino

Valentino’s sister line’s signature girly look had a grown-up make over, with 70s vibes and floral prints. A mix of geometric and floral prints in feminine silhouettes kept things exciting.


Preen Line

Preen’s second line mixed romanticism with the tough for Pre Fall 2016. Florals were toughened up with grid patterns and soft, flowing dresses were paired with black boots and biker jackets or masculine overcoats.


Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane Von Furstenberg has a story for every collection and this was no exception. Pre Fall 2016 was titled Palazzo and was inspired by ‘the grand palazzos of Rome and Florence’, as well as the Italian patterned silk ties and scarves of E. Marinella. You can see this influence in the printed soft, weightless dresses and skirts.



Erdem, famous for their floral prints, have produced an elegant, feminine collection full of old-fashioned magic – the perfect inspiration for Valentine’s Day.