Designers dabble with decades at London Fashion Week

Models present creations from the Anya Hindmarch Autumn/Winter 2015 collection during London Fashion WeekBy Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) – Designers dabbled with different decades for inspiration at London Fashion Week, offering a heady mixture of patterned flares, oversized sheepskin jackets and printed mini-dresses in their latest collections. Designers also called upon the ’60s and ’80s for inspiration this season, with printed mini dresses, oversized leather dresses and puff-ball jackets seen at J.W. Anderson and Jonathan Saunders’ shows earlier in the week. Detailed embellishment, clashing patterns and hand-crafted fabrics also featured heavily across many of London’s shows, reflecting a move away from the minimalism of the past year. “There has been lots of sparkles and embellishment … Fashion goes from one spectrum to the other, and people are bored of ‘norm-core’.