Runway Report: Joseph SS16

Making a return to the catwalk this London Fashion Week, Joseph showed a typically on-the-pulse collection for spring/summer 16. Androgynous in places, tennis shoes were paired with relaxed tailoring, knots adorned and accessorised separates, while skirt and trouser lengths grazed just above the ankle – it was a look that London’s females innately do so well.

Once again, a monochrome palette formed the basis of the line, tonal yellows and a tan leather being the only accents. The spring/summer season looks to be a no-fuss affair, where function overrides form and transitional pieces allow the longevity of looks. Knotted styles were a highlight, seen fastening cornflower yellow and ruched black leather bandeau dresses and on an array of gathered skirts, tied at the hip.
Proceedings concluded with another nod to the orient – white shirt dresses with wide sleeves and long-line tuxedo jackets were paired with fluid culottes and came with black strapping wrapped around the waist, evocative of Japanese dress. Overall simplicity was key here, with tailoring to t-shirts adopting an effortless feel yet feeling fresh and entirely of-the-moment.

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