Award for the most tech-savvy show of Spring/Summer 2012? Unless someone in Milan or Paris pulls out a teleporation device, it’s going to have to be Burberry. Not only were my favourite Fashion Week travellers in attendance (Kanye West, Sienna Miller, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Anna Wintour, Olivier Theyskens, Rachel Zoe, and Mario Testino), but the rest of the internet seemed to be in attendance too. There was a Tweetwalk, live stream, and instant online shopability for the collection (though the pre-orders won’t be mailed for six months). An excellently digital production.
And then there were the clothes. In reflect, it looks like designer Christopher Bailey was heavily influenced by London’s non-existent summers, as it was the darkest colour palette of the entire week and had a gorgeous abundance of plum and teal trenchcoats that were styled with incredibly detailed, wide belts. Patterns were large, rustic, and that tribal trend definitely found it’s way in.
The key anchor to this collection? Time. Time spent on constructing basket-woven sleeves, raffia hoods and beaded collars. Time spent on perfecting the ideals around pattern-complimentary wedges and oversized handbags. Time that equals justified pricepoint. View Post
“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
Half way through Day Three of London Fashion Week, my rundowns are all half written and in the most juvenile form of broken English you can imagine. Do not despair! Sentences are not needed as we find out what inspired a few of our favourite designers this season – in one quip or less.
Twenty8Twelve by Sienna Miller: Girl Pin-Up
Paul Smith: trompe l’oeil
Nicole Farhi: concealed/revealed
Issa: Indian Summer
House of Holland: Liza Minelli
Sass & Bide: Nature
What is it?: Baby it’s You
What magazine?: Love #4 (duh!)
With who?: Lara Stone, Ana Beatriz Barros, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Alessandra Ambrosio, Eliza Cummings, Sienna Miller, Anne Vyalitsyna, Ashley Smith, Alexa Chung, Noémie Lenoir, Devon Aoki, Barbara Palvin, Emily DiDonato, Cameron Russell, Carmen Kass, Julie Ordon, Claudia Mason, Tori Praver, Magdalena Frackowiak, Kirsty Hume, Ilvie Wittek
Shot by?: Angelo Pennetta
Styled by?: Katie Grand, Victoria Young, Sally Lyndley
Seriously. It’s a modelgasm. Favourites include Rosie’s androgynous stare and Sienna’s amazing curves. View Post
Sienna Miller as The Pin-Up for Love Magazine.
Finally, the last cover has been released! They are all officially available beginning August 23rd.