Here are my favourites from London Fashion Week –
Richard Nicoll – my personal favourite from his collection is the shades of grey flowers dress shown off by Jessica Stam. The collection is made of of creams and light colours. Great to lighten the load of the dark days and nights, but not so forgiving when stepping in puddles. The light grey tights complete the outfit. Tights are basically in every collection right now. Why wouldn’t they be?
TopShop Unique – the inspiration for this collection has come from New Age Travellers and the patters from crop circles. woa. the sci-fi geek inside me who has visited Roswell is going nuts. Why wouldn’t I want a dress that has a skyline with a UFO over the top?
Graeme Black – with the collection shown at Spencer House; Princess Diana’s old hideout, you can say that this designer doesn’t cater to the youth market. However his mineral inspired Fall 2009 ready-to-wear line has some glamourous numbers for the sophisticated in all of us.
Erdem – Bold Graphics and Romanticism – basically the perfect world
I think realistically these are the kinds of things that will filter down in to the high street shops come Autumn (please?). The corset/tulip shape dress is a very flattering shape for many and the dark floral prints mean spring glee can inject a winter wardrobe. The concept of clashing prints has been building up momentum and the clashing of Erdem’s florals doesn’t do any wrong.
The collection was certainly cohesive with a staple silouette for a majority of the designs. The inclusion of a flower laden LBD (little black dress) that is cute rather than sexy is saved by the insane flower print shoe boots.
Once I have been through my Slumdog [to] Millionaire phase this will be a first point of call.
Mary Kantranzou – this collection at a glance, is basically like walking into an art gallery. For her first runway collection Kantranzou simplified perfume bottles for the motifs. Every fashionista’s wardrobe has some kind of graphic amongst it, put a Kantranzou in there and see if anything else gets a look. AArt and fashion. Lush.
Peter Pilotto – it was hard for me to select one favourite seeing as this collection was inspired by “the big bang theory” but gazing at this beauty reminds me I need a well fitting, draped, asymetrical bold print dress in my mitts.
Christopher Kane – Mr Kane is becoming an old hat at this runway melarky since his debut for Spring ’07. The nude and futuristic structuring is fashion forward but ready-to-wear.
Giles – Mr Deacon proves his versitality as a designer as he brings us 80’s inspried structured print with one dress and romantic bondage with the next. Emphasis on leg coverings has been apparent throughout most collection wether it be through boots or tights of some sought. Thigh high boots can only be pulled off by celebs unless you want to be confused as a hookerrrr; I wouldn’t mind.
I love the second dress for the sheer fact that tulle and spikes are at one.
Julien Macdonald – In honor of St Davids day, I though it best to pay homage to the Welsh god that is Macdonald. His work is visually stunning because at the end of the day he knows how to make a woman feel glamourous.
So with Paris fashion week in full swing, it promises to be the best review yet. Dolce & Gabbana have blown everything right out the window.