Bora Aksu SS12
Welcome to Spring/Summer 2012 at London Fashion Week! First off, Bora Aksu. The collection, “The Unknown”, was inspired by five handwritten Edwardian postcards, and kicked off exactly in that light; heavy violins and strobe lighting for a minute for a minute or two, then a rise of the lights that presented a group of models in garments that were obviously inspired by the early 1900s – hooped underskirts, thick pleating, and gorgeous layers of silk.

Every piece came out with a raw, opulent feel, with serious attention to detail and wild texture. To top it off, every leg in the show was covered with striking tights that were partially comprised of fishnet material, and partially of lyrca. The tights created a spider web effect that spiralled around their legs, and added a seductive feel to the otherwise prim silhouettes. View Post

Burberry Prorsum LFW Runway
The best friend and I are both out-of-the-closet Burberry junkies. Christopher Bailey is the man to thank for this; the man who – for Spring/Summer 2011 – smartly took Thomas Burberry‘s designs from the early 1900s as his inspiration point. The classic English rose Burberry girls had vanished, and in their place were “Heritage” biker chicks with buckets of attitude. We’re going to be seeing a lot of studded and spiked jackets come next year. With his own take on the Seventies trend that basically is this season, he wrapped the music with “Pinball Wizard” by The Who. Then 16-year-old Nina Porter stumbled straight out of her stilettos to close. London Fashion Week victim. View Post