london fashion week aw12

Nicole Farhi

To be backstage at Nicole Farhi is a beautiful thing. Getting a sneak peek and uber-close look at her Autumn/Winter 2012 collection was an absolute dream. With mustard, grey, and gold on the mind, Madame Farhi managed to balance the sensibly pristine with a dash of sequins. Minimal magic and new-age embellishments on classic pieced? Be still, my heart.

Bora Aksu

Though the models rocked pale foundation and blue lips, Bora Aksu’s collection was anything but frosty. The Turkish-born designer has a knack for taking fashion out of its comfort zone and displaying ornate detail on soft and feminine materials. This season gave a lot of white, pink, grey, and a whole lot of lace. A sensual juxtaposition of light and dark. If you love the idea of “Erdem meets Mary Katrantzou”, Aksu is your guy.

Felder Felder

I was really surprised by Felder Felder this season. Known for their┬ádefinitively┬ádark presentations, the flaxen-haired duo gave us “Blonde” – a collection that appealed to a versatile, more contemporary buyer. The colours ranged from golds, to oranges, to impressively dark prints; dare I say there was a real Rodarte feel to the collection. This was a collection that any woman could create a capsule wardrobe from, and I am never one to complain about that. View Post

Taylor Swift Wear Purple
In response to the tragic suicides of gay teens who were bullied, people around the world took part in Spirit Day hoping to put a much-needed end to the harassment. Spearheaded by GLAAD, Spirit Day urged people to wear purple to raise awareness and show support for the young people who took their lives due to LGBT discrimination.

Now, I am inspired. While wearing a unified colour for one day won’t change the world, if you decide to take on something with personal meaning and incorporate small reminders into your life to trigger LGBT activism, you can really make a difference. I have created my capsule wardrobe as some sort of crazy sartorial inspiration. Feeling very Gok Wan here. View Post