Hawthorne & Heaney for Clio Peppiatt at London Fashion Week

Clio Peppiatt’s recent SS16 show at London Fashion Week in Soho entitled “Kiss the Future”, was a fun collection full of bright colours and texture. Featuring an array of embroidery and sequins, Clio’s collection was inspired by feminism; a topic continuously used to fuel her inspiration.

Hawthorne & Heaney for Clio Peppiatt at London Fashion Week London Hand Embroidery

Youth culture, another reoccurring influence for Clio Peppiatt was dominant in the collection. With strong nods towards the future in outer space-inspired needlework, her aim to create unique and positive clothes that make women feel happy, bold and fearless was clear in her most current collection.

Hawthorne & Heaney for Clio Peppiatt at London Fashion Week London Hand Embroidery

Hawthorne & Heaney were commissioned to make of a pair of Saturn planets for a baby-pink cord jacket. The badges were all hand stitched, with iridescent sequins used for the embellished centre of the planets, and a combination of satin stitch and gold work for the rings.

Hawthorne & Heaney for Clio Peppiatt at London Fashion Week London Hand Embroidery

The embroidered badges turned out beautifully and looked stunning on the pink jacket, the piece that truly represented the collection title, “Kiss the Future”.

 

For more imagery of show, follow Clio Peppiatt on instagram: @cliopeppiatt or visit her website here.

 

 

Hawthorne & Heaney reviews London Collections: Men

Hawthorne & Heaney reviews London Collections: Men London Hand Embroidery

Looking at AW15 London Collections: Men it is clear that texture is a key theme for the season, being keenly explored through fur, wools, brocades and more. At Hawthorne & Heaney what has really caught our eye is the use of embroidery in menswear. It can sometimes be a hard balance to strike, with an area that is so closely associated with femininity but there were some well integrated pieces that go to show that embroidery for menswear can be just as beautiful.

Hawthorne & Heaney reviews London Collections: Men London Hand Embroidery Hawthorne & Heaney reviews London Collections: Men London Hand Embroidery

Antonio Bizarro and James Long took more of an appliqué approach to their embroidery with Bizarro applying large areas of intricately patterned brocade to his jacket using a contrasting satin stitch edge. James Long provided a touch of androgyny to his collection using chunky guipure inspired lace motifs to offset the sportswear cuts.

Hawthorne & Heaney reviews London Collections: Men London Hand Embroidery

Hawthorne & Heaney reviews London Collections: Men London Hand Embroidery

There was also an abundance of pop details such as these embroidered badges which were seen at both Kit Neale and Topman.  This slots cleanly in with the customisation trend that has been dominating our catwalks and long may it continue.

Until next season…