At the end of Milan Fashion Week we saw a show that begged one question: where has all the colour gone? La Femme Bleue – The Blue Woman – was a one-coloured wonder from Giorgio Armani and somehow got away with it (quite a fashion feat). Inspired by the Tuaregs of French-speaking North Africa, sand dunes were projected and faux wind played through the venue. There were definite red-carpet moments on offer with the persistently navy collection interjected by matte shades, crystals and turban-like tuareg headtoppers. View Post
One of the reasons I adore London Fashion Week is the fact that while many designers use the gorgeous ‘official venue’ of Somerset House as their venue, there are tons of fabulous shows scattered around the most fantastic spots in my favourite city. For Mulberry, their show took place in the ballroom at Claridges.
It was floral done fashionably, with dozens of giant neon roses decorating the space, alongside life-size Mulberry paper dolls that didn’t stand a chance next to the wardrobe worthy collection. Florence Welch Red hair was attached to the heads of all the models, in homage to model Julia Johansen. Creative director Emma Hill was inspired by “The Secret Garden” and claimed that “it [the design process] always starts with a film”. Most importantly (it’s Mulberry, after all) – along with variations on the Alexa, the trompe l’oeil effect Tillie and chain handled Cory family were finally introduced. View Post