The Adidas by Stella McCartney SS14 presentation was definitely one of my personal highlights of the previous London Fashion Week. What better way to display workout gear than to get a bunch of incredible and unique athletes doing their thing whilst wearing the kit? Synchronised swimming troupe Aquabatique gave an incredible performance in a very Damien Hirst-esque swimming tank. If the swimsuits stay in place during their energetic routine, I can guarantee they will definitely do when you’re swimming laps […]
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Not that I’ve not been loving the sunny weather lately, but I must admit that when it comes to fashion, I always prefer winter. Layers! Thick fabrics! Dark colours! So despite the sweltering heat outside, I was pretty excited to catch Ted Baker’s AW13 collection on the catwalk last week. This season had a bit of a travel theme (“take the scenic route”) and featured both the men’s and women’s collections. There was a slight 20′s, 40′s and 60′s vibe, […]
Ever since live streaming of fashion shows kicked off, I do find myself wondering why we bother going to the shows when you could just watch it at home in your pyjama’s with a cup of tea. There’s queues to deal with, the endless running around, the painful feet and the constant battle to get a good view (which is pretty much always when you’re a shorty like me), resulting in inevitable exhaustion. Anyone – journalist or not – could […]
I loved House of Holland AW13. Those are words I never thought I’d write or say, but I did and I meant it. See, I ‘ve never been a huge House of Holland fan in the past. Sure, the collections were always amusing and entertaining, but always a little gimmicky and that’s made it hard for me to take Henry 100% serious as a designer. Now you understand why it almost pains me to write that very first sentence. However, […]
Eudon Choi is one of those young London designers who seems to remain a little under the radar, but steadily growing his fanbase with every passing season. This became more than obvious when the Portico Room at Somerset House was packed to the rafters for each of his presentations earlier during London Fashion Week. Accompanied by a live folk string quartet, the Korean-born designer sent one of my favourite collections of London Fashion Week AW13 down the catwalk: as the […]
Fashion week may be long gone, but the clothes won’t be in shops for some time to come, so I’m going to post some more of my favourites from London Fashion Week. Holly Fulton stuck to her usual bold geometric Art Deco-inspired prints in shades of turquoise and fuchsia. This season, the Holly Fulton girl seems to have grown up a bit: there were sexy Sixties shift dresses, sophisticated coats and jackets, knit twinsets and beautifully tailored trousers and shirts. […]
During fashion week, I was invited by the lovely people at Very.co.uk for an exclusive look backstage ahead of the Fashion Fringe 2011 finale. We got to chill in the Samsung bloggers lounge, had a nibble and a drink, caught up with last year’s winner Corrie Nielsen, but also got an exclusive look at the collections by the 3 finalists Fyodor Golan, Heidi Leung and Nabil Nayal ahead of the show. Because I went a little crazy and took over […]
The Burberry Prorsum shows are always a highlight during London Fashion Week; they’re as good for celebspotting and spectacle as they are for admiring the clothes. Set in a big glass tent in the middle of Hyde Park, over a thousand people in attendance and a front row with *real* A-list celebs, this is about as good as it gets. The collection moved on from last season’s military vibe to a more tribal theme. I loved the use of prints […]
German designer Markus Lupfer turned the trendy St. Martin’s lane hotel into a jungle filled with wild creatures for his SS12 presentation. The models were wearing very lifelike masks, transforming them into a monkey, a wolf, an elephant and a zebra, whilst sporting the German designer’s nature-inspired collection. They interacted with the public, each playing a little character: the wolf was a little naughty, the monkey pretty happy, the elephant a bit timid in the back and the zebra was […]
There’s one thing you can always be certain of when you go to a Bora Aksu show: they’re very photogenic. For his SS12 show the catwalk consisted of thousands of black and orange leaves, making a dramatic statement. The show started with a finale of around 10 models, angelically dressed in all-white, with flower headpieces. The look was typical Bora Aksu: a patchwork of materials and techniques, this season with a slight Edwardian inspiration.
As the exodus to Milan Fashion Week had already started, the last day at London Fashion Week seemed pretty quiet and calm. Those who left prematurely will probably be kicking themselves now, as the Meadham Kirchhoff show will probably go down history books as the funnest, craziest show ever. With Anna Wintour sat in the front row in front of me,(apologies, all of my pictures feature her bob, but there was no other way to snap the catwalk), we were treated to a real spectacle which had everyone in stitches – I swear I even saw a faint whiff of a smile on Anna’s face.
If Michael Van Der Ham‘s individual, handmade collage-style invites gave a slight hint about what was in store for the young Dutchman’s SS12 collection. Straying slightly from his trademark patchwork style last season (opting for head-to-toe velvet instead), this would be a return to what he does best: mix the most eclectic prints, colours, materials and silhouettes together to create one of the most talked-about collections of London Fashion Week.