Show report: Aquascutum S/S’12

On the final day of London Fashion Week, the Corinthia Hotel in London’s Whitehall played host to a British style classic with designer Joanna Sykes unveiling her third collection for the label

On the final day of London Fashion Week, the Corinthia Hotel in London’s Whitehall played host to a British style classic with designer Joanna Sykes unveiling her third collection for the label.

Simple shapes in cool whites and warm nudes swept down the runway in one of the more summery shows of LFW SS12. Necklines were scooped, trouser legs wide and waists barely visible yet the effect was effortlessly feminine and even sensual with silks, chiffons, lace and leather.

The otherwise neutral palette was spiced up with a fresh dandelion yellow, worn own for ‘look at me’ impact or paired with nudes for the less courageous.

Aquascutum’s rich heritage was allowed to shine through but given a modern twist for 2012. The classic trench has been updated in raw cut leather and silk. Collars and epaulettes were accented in plastic and tweed was laminated to create a striking new look for the wardrobe staple.

Accessories became statement pieces, from the slipper come loafer worn by models (a new hybrid, coined the ‘sloafer’), to the oversized duffle bags and smart leather clutches in deerskin and calves leather.

A wearable, summery (thank goodness!) and effortlessly cool collection for spring/summer.

SEE THE COMPLETE AQUASCUTUM COLLECTION HERE

WATCH THE CATWALK SHOW VIDEO HERE:

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