London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 15

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London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 took place between 12th and 16th September. Once again Nelson Brown and Trae Corbett of browns in Dumfries took backstage to assist alongside the head stylists in eight key London shows.

Here the fashion-forward team at browns review the latest looks and styles in their exclusive Fashion Week report.

Simone Rocha

Lead Stylist: James Pecis @ D+V Management
Assistants: Nelson Brown and Trae Corbett @ browns

Simone Rocha's designs ooze love and passion, but for this spring/summer season her style turned into a dark romance.

Beautiful textured dresses were seen in black and off white, accompanied by fur trims and flat brogues. Sheer, see-through dresses were styled alongside sheer trench coats, with the odd model sporting a romantic hair net. Alongside the black, white and soft pinks were bright floral contrasting dresses, teamed with matching floral brogues.

The hair was given a wet, dishevelled, romantic appearance, with strong side-swept fringes. The wet look was emphasised by the hair often seen sticking to the model's face, in a care-free manner.

Barely there, minimal make-up accompanied the hairstyles, with an emphasis on well defined eyebrows and soft, natural coloured lips.

Hunter

Lead Stylist: James Pecis @ D+V Management
Assistant: Nelson Brown @ browns

Hunter's style was of military and utility, sporting olive greens, mustard yellows, soft lavenders and contrasting bright blues to break up the military aspect.

Transparent raincoats showcased beautiful geometric prints from underneath. And classic Hunter boots were teamed with Paddington style coats.

Hunter's creative director, Alasdhair Willis, based his spring/summer collection around the idea of Dazzle, the camouflage painting technique that was used on British warships. Alasdhair said, "It's all about the perception of depth in the field. The British navy was trying to make sure the enemy could not read the object—and the Dazzle print, which was originally conceived by the artist Norman Wilkinson, attempted to create that effect."

The hair that was styled for Hunter was kept natural with slight texture. Centre partings were given to each model with their long flowing locks tucked behind their ears to run smoothly down their backs.

The men's hair was kept short and natural, with some showcasing a side swept fringe, others a quiff and the rest left to its own devices.

Make-up was natural and barley there, with the skin given a rosy, blush glow and lips given a silky sheen.

Preen

Lead Stylist: Syd Hayes @ Premier Hair and Make-up
Assistant: Nelson Brown @ browns

Preen was a huge mix up of shapes, colours, styles and prints. With so much to look at it was hard to gain clear focus of the theme.

The models paraded the runway in a mixture of fringed tribal dresses, hip-hop bagginess, sailor stripes and bandaged body-con dresses. Floral prints were seen alongside multi-coloured garments, graphical prints, lace and architectural tailoring.

Hair was styled in a slick-backed manner and tied into a ponytail with a wet look sheen. The make-up, like most of the spring/summer shows, was kept minimal with the model's main features highlighted in a natural manner.

Whistles

Lead Stylist: James Pecis @ D+V Management
Assistants: Nelson Brown and Trae Corbett @ browns

Sensual simplicity was the key feature at Whistles, showcasing little white dresses, jumpsuits, slouchy tops and fluid pants.

Linen textures were teamed with raffia fringing that gave a strong, bold statement. Laser cut leather was a prominent feature and was seen on dresses, tops and jackets. The key colours were black and white, with pastel lavenders and soft greys in-between. 

Whistle's designs scream perfect tailoring, and the stylish city wear was teamed with flat sandal platforms.

The Hair was in a centre parting and placed in a loose low ponytail at the nape of the neck, fastened with a stylish metal bar grip.

The make-up was softly highlighted on the eyes and lips, but kept as clean and simple as possible, giving a less is more feel.

Jasper Conran

Lead Stylist: Sam Hillerby @ Streeters London
Assistant: Nelson Brown @ browns

Clean, crisp and very laid back, Jasper Conran created a beautiful, fuss-free collection of utilitarian-inspired separates.

Every day jersey fabrics were paraded alongside elasticated waists, dropped shoulders, maxi dresses and varsity stripes.

Bright blues clashed on geographical prints and provided statement linings to otherwise simplistic outfits.

The hair was given a natural, loose texture and appeared fuss-free, just like the clothing - matching the models make-up perfectly.  

Rejina Pyo

Lead Stylist: David Wadlow @ Premiere Hair and Make-up
Assistant: Trae Corbett @ browns

Born in Seoul and based in London, Rejina completed an MA at Central St. Martins in 2011. Following that she was selected to launch a collection with Weekday, H&M. She is a winner of the Han Nefkens Fashion Award 2012 and worked for various luxury brands before she launched her own label in 2013.

Rejina's show was filled with simplistic, high-tailored outfits, with hues of white, blue and red. Sheer fabrics wer

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