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London Fashion Week…Part 1

22 Feb

It’s a key event in every fashionistas calender, so I was bound to blog about it. It’s just a big shame I couldn’t go to it, but there’s always the next one, and the one after that.

I have been catching up with all the catwalk videos on-line to get my fashion week fix, so here’s my little summary and thoughts about the event…

To officially open the event for Autumn/Winter 2011, Sam Cam, the PM’s wife and ambassador for the British Fashion Council was all dressed in black (at least it was all British). Wearing a Mulberry dress, a jacket by Sykes and some heels by LK Bennett, she declared London Fashion Week open at Somerset House. I personally think she looks like she’s going to a funeral myself and she could have added a slight hint of colour to her outfit. Don’t get me wrong I like Sam Cam but as far as this outfit goes, she could have made herself a bit brighter.

But she did do a great speech, making everybody proud to be British….

“I’m passionate about fashion, I love it, but it’s not just about how it makes people feel about themselves, it’s because of what it can do for our country.”

“We’ve got the talent and the expertise to take UK fashion even further.”

And of course LFW attracted the celebs too…

The T4 presenter, Jameela Jamil looked pretty in pink at the Betty Jackson show.

The Brit award winner, Jessie J was in the front row at Vivienne Westwood’s ‘Get a Life’ palladium.

Of course Alexa Chung had to be there, nominated British style icon…she was at the Love, Liberty & Alexander Wang party and Christopher Kane. (I love the gorgeous dress she’s wearing)

 

A show I particularly loved was Topshop Unique. Sat in the front row were the likes of Alexa Chung, Nick Grimshaw, Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud, Pixie Geldoff and Anna Wintour.

A 101 Dalmatian theme took to the catwalk. Fur, bags, shoes and dresses…monochrome and dalmatian print adorned everything. The models even had tiny black noses and their hair tied up each side like dog ears. I loved it.

Here’s some pics from the Cruella De Vil themed show…

Another show I particularly liked was Vivienne Westwood’s ‘Alice In Wonderland’ themed show. She is the Queen of the weird, wacky and wonderful….and that’s exactly what she gave us.

From messed up, over the top make up to perfectly done faces she wowed everyone with her eccentricity. There were over sized crown shaped hats, lots of stripes, lots of colour, animal print, tartan…the list goes on. When she does something, she most definitely does it well.

 

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C C C Couture…

30 Jan

This week marks one of the most expensive weeks on the fashion calender – it’s Paris Couture Week.

The world’s most beautiful and expensive dresses took to the catwalk, with Alexis Mabille kick starting the show.

White was a key colour in his collection, with a splash of colour every now and then. It was couture heaven. A real summery collection, using delicate, flowy materials.

Christian Dior was never going to let us down, left in John Galliano’s talented hands. Metres of fabric were used to create sophisticated Dior looks from the 40s and 50s and definitely showed the meaning to couture. Pastel colours mixed with bold reds and blacks along with the stunning gowns created this beautiful collection.

At a more subtle end of the spectrum was Chanel. Icy pastel shades of blues, pinks and lilacs took over the runway, with the likes of Kirsten Dunst and Alexa Chung watching from the front row. Delicate and intricate materials were used to create a soft and dreamy look, along with flat patent ballet pumps, messy buns and black chokers.

Jean Paul Gaultier wowed the crowd with his extravagant collection. Moulin Rouge meets 70’s punk seemed to be the theme, with can can skirts, Mohawk hairstyles and lots of black and red.  Haute couture – old school!

Armani’s Prive collection saw embellished dresses made of futuristic materials of rich blues, reds and greens. These were topped with metallic disc like hats created by Philip Treacy. Creating a 70s theme using high glossed fabrics, Armani never fails to impress. Watching the spectacular show were stars such as Jodie Foster, Sophia Loren and Olivia Wilde.

It was a fantastic show, (well so I saw from the pictures), with the most beautiful, exquisite dresses from the most talented designers. Haute couture at its finest.

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