Basso Brooke SS12
Spring/Summer 2012 took no vacation from Basso and Brooke‘s defining colour exuberance. While I never fully believe that Bruno Basso and Chris Brooke can top their previous season, they always manage to do so. This season, they used every colour of the rainbow; tropical yellows, greens and blue merged with taupes and mustards in awe-inspiring digital prints. These are the type of special pieces that street style photographers will chase to snap.

Taking note of style rules, accessories were very minimal against the chaotic designs, barring statement chain necklaces and bracelets. Brooke – the brains behind the cutting of each garment – had an an applause-worthy hand in making the diaphonous motifs appear polished and sophisticated. Maximalist meets minimalist. View Post

London Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2011 was un-be-lie-va-ble. I made some amazing friends, drank too many lattes, and got to secretly celebrate the fashion of my favourite city in the world. Click the photos above for my Blackberry roundup. Click the XX links below for the reviews of my favourite shows.

Friday

Orla Kiely XX
Caroline Charles XX
Hannah Marshall XX
PPQ XX

Saturday

Twenty8Twelve XX
Topshop Unique XX
BodyAmr XX

Sunday

Mulberry XX
Mary Katrantzou XX
Charlie Le Mindu XX
Basso and Brooke XX
Vivienne Westwood Red Label XX
Matthew Williamson XX

Monday

Roksanda Ilincic XX
Meadham Kirchhoff XX
Erdem XX
Giles XX
Holly Fulton XX
Nicole Farhi XX

Tuesday

Fashion East XX
Burberry Prorsum XX
Marios Schwab XX

Basso and Brooke LFW Runway
The Hungover Editors missed a Day Three treat, as the duo of Basso and Brooke switched from their sometimes headache-inducing designs to a collection full of classic shapes adorned with more complimentary prints. You know, the type of garments that will make a designer’s wallet bust.

The actual prints referenced city maps, Da Vinci’s handwriting, Tolstoy, architecture, botany and coral branches, all in soft pastels and slightly off-standard colours. Everything was texture terrific; gathering, folding, embossing – Basso and Brooke had it all. Structured, yet entirely languid – completely underrated. View Post