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28.11.11 Press Preview

The Communications Store Spring 2012 Press Preview

The Communication Store press preview introduced me to a new designer: Nicholas Oakwell.

Nicholas graduated from the Epsom School of Art and Design where his entire final collection was bought by Harvey Nichols and featured in a ‘Harpers & Queen’ spread by American Vogue European Editor-at-Large, Hamish Bowles.

Having worked at Dior, Mila Schon and Katharine Hamnett, the designer went it alone by showcasing this first couture collection back in June.

Five of the eighteen-piece collection were on display. I was particularly taken by the breathtaking gown with a beaded top and ombre tiered ruffled skirt. It would surely have a big impact on the red carpet.

The workmanship and attention to detail is second to none. It will be very interesting to see the designer’s upcoming collections and of course it would be amazing to see one of these gowns worn on the red carpet.

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I also got to see the Christopher Kane Spring 2012 collection up close, including those embellished flats which many people seem to strongly dislike.

This collection won’t be easy to wear on the red carpet. It needs true mavens like Leighton Meester, Kate Bosworth and Chloe Sevigny to not be overwhelmed by the strong pieces which have standout floral prints and heavenly embellishments.

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Both the sporty Versus and sexy marine Versace collections were on display.

I love the pastel colours and seeing the small details up close. I’m still in awe of the models who were able to walk the runway in those painfully high shoes. I would’ve broken both ankles.

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I also saw the Osman Spring 2012 collection which included the lemon dress Lady Gaga wore recently and the Antonio Berardi blush mini dress worn by Zoe Saldana.

J Brand showcased more than just jeans and denim jackets. They are adding knits, a leather jacket, a top, sweat pants and harem pants to their collection for spring.

Roland Mouret’s sexy Parisian chic fitted dresses were also on display with a very colourful collections by J.Crew, Missoni, Maje, Hoss, Richard Nicholl, Coach and Christopher Kane’s menswear.

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14 Responses to The Communications Store Spring 2012 Press Preview

  1. robbie November 28, 2011 at 11:34 #

    that ruffle gown has stolen my heart.

    • gurlygurl November 28, 2011 at 23:02 #

      Agreed! Breathtaking… I hope someone deserving of its elegance gets to wear it 😉

  2. Jones19 November 28, 2011 at 11:43 #

    Wow that gown is perfection. I’d love to see it on Zoe…ahh if only. Nicholas Oakwell, one to keep your eyes peeled for.

  3. Dorian Gray November 28, 2011 at 12:21 #

    Love the Versus heels anc Christopher Kane collection.

  4. Linda November 28, 2011 at 15:15 #

    Love the gown and some of the Missoni shoes would be great to see on the red carpet. Thanks for the post.

  5. Jess November 28, 2011 at 16:11 #

    Love those two Oakwood dresses next to each other, the grey and black ones. Divine!

  6. NooG November 28, 2011 at 17:55 #

    Gorgeous dress!

  7. Hannah November 28, 2011 at 19:56 #

    IADORE the crystal and Ombré gown, ym first reaction was Zoe, but it is too similar with the crystals and teh ombre for her, so obviously, predictabel though it may be, Cate would be my easy first choice. Maggie Gyllenhaal would be my second choice.
    Who would you choose, FC, if you don’t mind my asking?

  8. Kaz November 28, 2011 at 20:10 #

    Gorgeous pieces. FC, can I have your job for, like, five minutes?!

  9. TeaAtTwo November 28, 2011 at 20:27 #

    Who needs to walk when you’ve got such amazing shoes.Those oakwood dress are gorgeous too.

  10. Parvati November 29, 2011 at 12:17 #

    The big, ruffled gown is beautiful, but I really can’t wait to see on the red carpet the black pleated gown and the embellished gown on the other picture, too! I especially like the black gown, it’s so simply beautiful!

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