Nicole Farhi was inspired by Christo‘s “revelation through concealment” technique, and her show at London Fashion Week was definitely a revelation. To me, it was all about the details; perspex belts, bodies wrapped in canvas straps, and abstract prints to ‘add a little something’. Unlike a lot of designers this week, Nicole didn’t venture too far from brand expectation, and was one of the designers that had no need to. Classic womenswear. View Post
Marios Schwab is the King of hard and soft juxtaposition. This London Fashion Week, things were no different. The models stomped along to Bruce Springsteen‘s “I’m On Fire” and Nirvana‘s “Come As You Are” while giving us the first look at a young and sexy collection of lingerie-inspired dresses and tattoo-patterned jerseys. This is the collection for rebels with fashion as their cause.
“I would say this collection is less about body concious shapes and more about fluidity and the drape of cloth on the body to accentuate key areas of interest on the body. Combining the feminine slip dresses with leather pieces which have a tougher, harder edge. The women I had in mind when creating this collection are a generation of women who have multi-faceted personalities shaped by contemporary culture and the different roles she must fulfill in her life. They’re loaded with contradictory ideas and spirits.” – Marios Schwab
Any show with some Salt ‘n’ Peppa tuneage gets the Go card from me. Luckily, BodyAmr had much more to rely on impressing us than their musical selection. For London Fashion Week, BodyAmr’s dancing models (including Amber Rose and Daisy Lowe) wore brand-perfect bodycon pieces, crafty cocktail dresses, and a lot of draped detailing. There was something for everyone, with great features like sheer lower skirting and unexpected, billowing sleeves. Amr Ali knows a woman’s body, that’s for sure. View Post
Speaking of things I love, let me interrupt your browsing for a moment to tell you about Westfield London. On the most basic level, it is a mall. In actuality, it is a building that took thirteen million man hours to build, a building that has ninety-six escalators, and over 265 shopping destinations. The concierge team alone has seventy members. It is the Ultimate Mall.
Today kicked off Westfield’s Car Boot Sale to celebrate London Fashion Week and the launch of A/W 2010. Lily Allen kicked off proceedings ensconced in cream fur and Chanel pumps, while Mary Portas hosted her own Living and Giving car (her stock is INCREDIBLE). Running until the 26th, over 20 Hyundai i20 cars have been hijacked by London’s most sought after brands with something different on offer every day from giveaways to exclusives to styling advice.
Let’s take a look, shall we? View Post
Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away.
Whether you’re an Editor on your way to Milan Fashion Week or a lucky transatlantic fashionista with an ‘in’, the end of London Fashion Week means that Heathrow will be packed with some very well dressed men and women tomorrow.
Now – as a flying junkie – I have to give props to Heathrow Airport. They literally cater to my every need, and more specifically every fashion need. Across the 671,000 square feet of retail space there are over 400 outlets. FOUR. HUNDRED. View Post