In the chic setting of Sloane Square’s Saatchi Gallery, Scoop International showcased the spring / summer 2015 offerings of a huge range of brands.
The softest summer cashmere and cashmere blend knits lined the rails of Duffy, beautifully fine and light-weight with a colour palette of peach, citrus, sky blue and grey. Karl Donoghue took ‘winter fabrics for summer’ to a whole new level with a range of candy coloured, furry ear muffs. Essentiel instantly grabbed my attention with a collection of youthful cuts, heavily embellished and bright with prints. The pieces could have easily been combined with La Paire’s metallic green sandals with black and white geo print on the inner sole: one should always window shop holistically.
Elsewhere in the realm of footwear, the Melissa display was a vast feast; some completely new designs, some existing designs in new SS15 colour-ways. The styles created in collaboration with Jason Wu were particularly interesting for their harder edge, particularly when contrasted with the Vivienne Westwood collaboration which featured some super-feminine florals. Tissa Fontaneda‘s tactile range of bags (particularly the clutches and particularly in the more vibrant colours) were impossible to walk past. The bobbly texture of the leather was illusive; despite its structural look the feel of the leather was incredible supple.
With such a vibrant and exciting collection of designers it was impossible not to be excited for SS15, particularly with regards to exotic prints. Scarves were predictably strong in this arena with brands such as Mala Aisha, Sarah & Sorrentino and Emma Shipley. That said, womenswear prints were equally enticing with Susana Bettencourt, Natan and Hartford being exemplary brands.
Written by Francesca Bassenger. Images © Francesca Bassenger.