Twice a year I get stupidly excited. Because twice a year the fashion gliterrati and celebrities descend on London for my favourite events of the year..London Fashion Week! As you all know I LOVE clothes and fashion, I see it very much as a form of art and what a fabulous bonus that we get to wear it rather than hang it in a dusty museum.
September brings the Spring Summer 2015 showcase to Somerset House, and I’m so thankful that the British Fashion Council are fully embracing modern technology with a forward thinking digital and innovation strategy. What that means for the likes of fashion geeks like me is I get to watch Live streams of shows, pick up highlights online, see vivid images insitu and not miss a thing.
The last few times I’ve blogged about LFW I’ve gone a bit mad so instead I’m going to bring you a series of blogs with some of my favourite designer shows and why. I’ll feature Mary Katrantzou, famous for her bold vivid prints, however this season we see a much more reserved, muted show with lots of embellishment.
Marios Schwab showed a very masculine, tailored, muted range which is very wearable but it was the total opposite to many of my other favourite shows which showed much more feminine fluid pieces.
I’ve got to be honest I nearly didn’t even look at Julian Macdonald, purely because he annoyed me so much on Strictly, but I’m SO glad I did. There was not one dress I wouldn’t rush out and buy tomorrow, simply stunning! I’m going to find it really hard to pick a selection for you.
We still have two days to go with the likes of Tom Ford and Burberry still to show, so I’ll round up for now with red carpet staple Marchesa. Stunning, fluid gowns which make me want to be rich and famous just so that I could get within sniffing distance of these beautiful beautiful gowns.
Now lets face it the majority of us girlies won’t get a chance to wear any of these pieces, so how do we take whats on show at LFW and transfer this into our own wardrobes? The key trends for me were muted colours, metallics, embellishment (crystals and embroidery), abstract prints, iredescent, pale pastels, fluid shapes and ultra feminine.
Want to know what I mean? Stay tuned and take a peak at each blog for my favourites from the shows which demonstrate the above.
My top tip to avoid from LFW is most likely the “I can’t see where I’m going” massive leather hats at JW Anderson.
Definatley a trip hazard and not suitable for the school run, what do you think?
Thank you to the British Fashion Council for opening up this fiesta of fashion to fash geeks like me through your amazing website www.londonfashionweek.co.uk and for the use of these amazing images and live stream. Its almost like I was there, one day! One day!