“I’m here because I love Sienna Miller,” Jude Law at the show.
Flats on the runway? Really? Well, they were glittery-bow-embellished flat sandals – courtesy of Gina – so Savannah and Sienna Miller are safe for now. More than safe, actually, as their latest show for Twenty8Twelve at London Fashion Week is sure to cause a consumer craze. There was wearable look after wearable look and stacks of colorful enamel bracelets from Katie Hillier, with a great range of Miller-ed sunglasses to compete with. View Post
Sunday was the first morning I had a woman’s ladygarden presented to me in public (or private, for that matter), thanks to Charlie Le Mindu. The avant garde wigmaker is famed for his work with the likes of Lady Gaga and MGMT; now he can add sending a handful of his models down the runway nude -save only hats, shoes, bags, and wigs – to his repertoire. While all of his designs this London Fashion Week left little to the imagination, my personal ‘show moment’ was the smart styling choice of the bubblegum pink platform boots by Lady Gaga‘s favorite heel-less shoe designer, Noritaka Tatehana. This show definitely wins for best atmosphere (even pre-nudity), with a gorgeous crowd and the most perfect pacing. Click below for more (not suitable for work). View Post
After claiming she was inspired by Joan Collins, I watched some of Holly Fulton‘s signature art deco designs shimmer down a stark runway (better to show off her talent, for sure). While she has always been strongly influenced by the Sixties, this London Fashion Week Fulton made a collection that nodded sincerely to the huge Seventies upsurge this season. There was a great feel to the show added by some well-styled accessories, including an enormous pair of geometric earrings to a clutch bag emblazoned with ‘holly says relax‘. Ultra unique, and definitely one to watch. View Post
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
Matthew Williamson might hate the label, but boho luxe is his golden ticket, and he delivered this season with billowing maxi dresses. Besides the clothes themselves, the fact that he chose the Battersea Power Station as his backdrop put him very near and dear to my heart.
Inspired by the idea of being shipwrecked, Williamson’s girl would be lucky enough to wear an urban wardrobe teeming with easy-to-wear items, sprinkled with his trademark embellishment and girlish charm. The tailored pieces mark a new string to Williamson’s bow, but it’s still the dresses where he really gets into his stride. View Post