Now London Fashion Week has officially come and gone, I’ve had some time to reflect about the shows I saw, and Louise Gray‘s AW12 show was definitely one of my personal highlights of the week. Although personally I’m usually dressed quite classic and minimalist, I do seem to have a penchant for the designers on the complete other side of the spectrum. Louise Gray couldn’t be further removed from my usual black and navy uniform, and that’s probably why I love her.
The Scottish designer gave us her trademark wild barrage of prints, colours and materials, all layered on top of each other, perfectly topped off with the crazy mohawk hairdo’s courtesy of hatmaker Nasir Mazhar. Her usual Eighties clubkid style may not have changed, and yet, I felt like this was a grown up Louise Gray collection at last. Yes, some combos pushed the line of being a bit over the top, but once you start dissecting the collection, you’ll find tons of gorgeous separates and accessories, like the printed dresses, some beautiful coats and jackets, knitwear (another collaboration with Brora perhaps?) and some real must-have bags. The hardcore Louise Gray fanclub (which always lines the front row decked out head-to-toe in her clothes) definitely won’t be disappointed, and yet I feel like this might be the season Louise Gray will finally become every editor’s favourite.