God I love February! It’s packed full of fashion and red carpet events and this weekend is THE weekend of them all.
Not only do we have the Oscar’s on Sunday when, let’s face it, it’s ALL about the couture gowns on the red carpet. We have London Fashion Week displaying what the designers want us wearing once Autumn Winter arrives.
Today is just day one and already I’m super excited to see what the remaining shows have to offer, today has been very monochromatic with a hint of colour through metallics and, guess what, autumnal tones of rich reds, mustards and olive greens. The word of today is Texture! Lots of touchy feely fabrics, furs, leather, lace, patterned velvets and a worrying amount of sheer fabrics which not only would be way too cold it would also cause a riot on the school run. So assuming the sheer looks are more for the catwalk than for the food shop at Tesco, I’ve selected my favourite looks from today’s shows.
Early this morning we saw J.JS Lee show her collection, it involved lots of paper bag waistbands on trousers and skirts. Her exquisite eye for pattern cutting is clearly demonstrated through the precise masculine cut, fabulously tailored looks. This pink fur coat will be the headline grabber and likely mimicked on the High Street, but for me it was the more tailored looks that I could see as being the most wearable.
The next show I wanted to feature is from a gent called Manuel Facchini, I like to think I know my designers but I hadn’t come across the name before today if I’m honest. I’m so glad I checked out his collection, almost entirely monochrome this urban sport meets rocker collection is stunning. I love the shapes of the pieces I’ve featured, from the funnel neck leather jacket to the strong full skater skirts. And the pattern! Oh the patterns are stunning and all have an elongating effect as they are in large vertical in their detail. The intricate work within the leather is something else, and a particular favourite of mine so far.
This show and J.JS Lee scream Texture, Texture, Texture!
I’m a fan of the German twin sister duo Felder Felder and follow their exotic antics on twitter, so I was intrigued to see their show for the AW season. Much more feminine than my previous choices, featuring lace, sheer fabrics, metallics and flowing silhouettes Felder Felder brought sex appeal to the runway.
Sadly at the time of writing Sass&Bide and PPQ’s images hadn’t been uploaded to my source of choice www.londonfashionweek.co.uk but I have watched the live streams and both shows were excellent so I’ll try and feature them once the images are up and ready. If like me fashion is a religion and not a choice then check out the highly interactive site for yourself otherwise I’ll bring you more updates each evening over the course of the weekend.