So here it is! LONDON FASHION WEEK, one of the most inspirational and eclectic mix of people and clothes one of the most inspirational and eclectic places in the whooole world. London never fails to excite! Here’s my whole take of this weeks collections…….
PPQ have taken a more sophisticated, toned-down outlook in the A/W 2012 collection, using mainly black and white unlike brighther colours they have used previously.
Key looks included PVC hotpants, mohair detail, big collars, french-inspired mesh headpieces and patterned tights. An overall very romantic winter in Paris feel!
DAY 2 –House Of Holland and Moschino Cheap & Chic
I couldn’t choose between the two of these fabulous collections to post about so I thought id be greedy and talk about both!
Moschino Cheap & Chic
House of Holland
Henry Holland is, and always will be fashion genius. Not many other people would be able to pull off a collection led by luminous houndstooth! I love when Henry Holland focuses on a pattern, it takes over all types of garment on the catwalk, tights, scarves, jackets EVERYTHING. Even better, he pairs them all together. Would absolutely love for it to be acceptable to strut down the streets of Glasgow in a bright pink houndstooth two piece suit.
The 1970’s based collection brought back flares, pinafores and skater dresses, mutlicoloured zig zags and red leather. Henry never fails to amuse with his completely out there collections! He topped it off with models wearing leather caps stating ‘RIDE IT’. As I said, fashion genius.
The inspiration for this traditionally British collection this season was the movie ‘Where the wild things are’ Creative director Emma Hill claims movies are highly influential on her work and we can see the nature inspired style representative of this chosen movie through the use of browns, fur and tiger print!
Furs being a main focus point on the show, it was interesting to see the different ways it can be used. Alongside your usual gilets and jackets, we saw midi skirts and dresses in complete fur. Wonder if this will catch on – definitely practical for our freezing Winters we get!
Key colours in the show were woody browns, bright tangerine oranges (Take note, ITS EVERYWHERE!!), blue, mustard and black. Key textures in the show were very natural in some areas with fur and almost sheep skin textures, but also more glamorous leather and lace near the end of the show. As expected, a very exciting, star-studded show from Mulberry!
DAY 4 - Burberry Prorsum
Biggest show of London Fashion Week as per! Burberry Prorsum is always one of main influencers on British fashion and now the world thanks to Christopher Bailey transforming Burberry into a world renowned mega-brand!
This collection kept British country living at its forefront, what Burberry does best. Tweed paneled jackets opened the show with matching flat caps, representing what was about to come. Outerwear was main focus with jackets, quilted coats, their trademark macs, even army-styled jackets, Burberry had it all. Most jackets were clinched in the waist with a cute bow belt in many shades, very ladylike. Knits were showcased with pictures of animals, added a comical element. Key colours were grey, burgundy, blue, khaki and mustard. Antique floral dresses, velvet, embellishment and pencil skirts with waterfall detail along with genius fake rain ended what was another highly anticipated king of kings LFW show!
DAY 5 - Ashish
Ashish brightened up what I presume was a very exhausted last day of LFW. This collection titled ‘Bollywouldn’t’ was a mixture of grunge and glam, described as ‘Brixton meets Bombay’.
Knits paired with dazzling sequin trousers, hareem pants, denim, tie-dye and Indian headscarves, WTF?!!! Comical motifs “Be Happy” & “Say no to drugs” added humour to this festival inspired, hippie-esque collection! Long ragged shirts and messy side ponytails represented grunge contrasting massively with Indian headscarves and headpieces and spiritual prints.
The key to this collections success is NOTHING MATCHES?! Crazy I know, but completely genius. I have to say my style can be classic, simplistic at times but when it comes to fashion like this, its my guilty pleasure. You can’t help but get excited!!!
The best finale imaginable to my LFW roundup, thank you and goodnight.