16.09.13

Front Row @ Burberry Prorsum Spring 2014

Burberry Front Row

Burberry Prorsum’s pretty, English rose-themed Spring 2014 collection debuted today at Kensington Gardens during London Fashion Week. There were plenty of PYTs, and even a particular One Direction boy, who crowded the front row for the cheerful runway action.

Sienna Miller: Fully embracing the fall season, the Burberry-clad actress, who appears in the label’s Fall 2013 campaign, showed us how the midriff trend might transition to colder temps.  Her fuzzy, forest-green cropped jacket was matched to the slimmer silhouette of a classic pencil skirt in a similar tonal shade. Embellished sandals and a baby-blue clutch didn’t fit in as seamlessly as I would have liked.

Naomie Harris: Sleek and effortless, the actress wore a buttery-yellow sheath dress from the Burberry Resort 2014 collection. Accessorizing with black ankle-strap sandals and a mini-clutch, along with straight locks, she proved that simple is sometimes best.

Paloma Faith: The British singer-songwriter paid homage to the Burberry label with her Fall 2013 goldenrod trench and rubberized skirt, which she paired with a mahogany pumps and studded bag. Of course, all eyes were also on her flame-red curls, which always add an exclamation point to each of her outings.

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16.09.13

Front Row @ Mulberry Spring 2014

Front Row @ Mulberry Spring 2014

Mulberry-clad, front-row mavens all gathered on Sunday to see the label’s Spring 2014 collection at Claridges Hotel during London Fashion Week in England.

Alexa Chung: The DJ donned a conservative Mulberry dropped-waist, white button-down dress, accessorized with a black sweater of her shoulders, along with ‘Lizzie’ black wedges and an olive ‘Alexa’ bag, all from the Spring 2014 collection.

Brit Marling: A sporty-chic Brit posed in a black biker jacket, dotty blouse and the ‘Lizzie’ pencil skirt, matched with the same ‘Lizzie’ black shoes worn by Alexa, which all hailed from Spring 2014. The polished white ‘Suffolk’ handbag, also from Spring 2014, as well as long blonde waves, finished the look with an air of sophistication.

Lea Seydoux: The French actress was also decked in the Spring 2014 collection, with her black ‘Betsey’ coat, the ‘School’ ballet-pink printed shirt and ‘Lizzie’ ballet-pink skirt, paired with pumps and the oversized ‘Clemmie’ clutch in a matching blush-nude shade. Nearly nude makeup and a simple centre-parted bob completed the look.

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19.02.13

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013

Christopher Bailey presented his Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013 collection to a packed house at Kensington Gardens in London yesterday. As always, it was the hottest ticket for London Fashion Week.

Inspired by Burberry classics and Christine Keeler, the theme ‘Trench Kisses’ quickly made sense as models took to the runway wearing updated trench coats, some with sheer latex, and sweetheart prints.

It wasn’t all sweetness and light; there was an edgier side to the ‘Trench Kisses’ collection, with models wearing latex skirts with revealing panties, military-style coats, fringed leather skirts accented with grommets – which featured several times in this collection – python trench coats and plenty of animal-print pieces, which I’m sure we will see on the likes of Kate Moss.

After a selection of striped pieces, the collection moved on to eveningwear, something that Burberry doesn’t always present on the runway. We usually only get a glimpse of the brand’s eveningwear at major events, like the Met Gala or the BAFTAs.

Speaking of the BAFTAs, a white, shorter version of Anne Hathaway’s gown featured in this collection, alongside two black halter dresses with gold accents at the neckline. I hope to see full-length versions of both these dresses on the red carpet soon.

Key accessories included the ‘Crush’ bag, Kitten wedges, animal print sunglasses and gold band belts.

The show marked Burberry’s debut of Runway Made to Order, a service that offers custom-made outerwear and bags from the collection featuring personalised engraved nameplates. Runway coats and bags are now available for two weeks on Burberry.com, for delivery in just nine weeks.

Front Row: Tom Hooper, Kate Beckinsale, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Freida Pinto, Michelle Dockery, Olivia Palermo, Douglas Booth, Rita Ora, Tinie Tempah, Jake Bugg, Dan Gillespie-Sells, George Craig, Misty Miller and Victoria Pendleton

Favourites: Look 5, Look 41, Look 46 and Look 47

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Freida Pinto, Michelle Dockery, Emma Watson, Alexa Chung, Daisy Lowe, Kate Bosworth, Clemence Poesy, Laura Bailey, Poppy Delevigne, Keira Knightley, Chloe Moretz, Kate Beckinsale, Kirsten Dunst, Melanie Laurent and Olivia Wilde

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19.09.12

Christopher Kane Spring 2013

Considering there were so many ladylike pieces on display, I was surprised that Christopher Kane sought Frankenstein as inspiration for his Spring 2013 collection.

Pretty pink, yellow, white dresses, cardigans, skirt suits and jackets took to the v-shaped mirrored runway on Monday afternoon.

The twist was several of these pieces were accented with plastic nuts and bolts or electrical tape for a typically surprising twist which will delight the likes of Alexa Chung and Leigh Lezark, but for Christopher’s newest fan, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, there were über feminine pretty bow accents.

For those seeking something a lot tougher, Kane sent out models in floral-embossed biker jackets and for the daring the sheer dresses are sure to tantalise.

While there were no gowns, there were plenty of red carpet options. I see the fringed dress making an appearance on the red carpet along with several other pieces including the embellished finale pieces.

Models hair was slicked back into a high ponytail sporty a pale face with dark lower lid eye makeup.

Front Row: Alexa Chung, Leigh Lezark, Daisy Lowe, Poppy Delevingne

Favourites: White pants suit and bow-print chiffon dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Rooney Mara, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Alexa Chung, Anna Paquin, Elizabeth Olsen, Emily Browning, Andrea Riseborough, Freida Pinto, Chloe Moretz, Olivia Palermo, Kirsten Dunst, Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, Rosamund Pike, Jessica Alba, Ashley Olsen, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Yasmin Le Bon and Saoirse Ronan

19.09.12

Erdem Spring 2013

The Erdem Spring 2013 show started with a selection of snakeskin prints, some accented with pretty blue lace.

Before I could get out my Blackberry to tweet that Erdem Moralioglu had turned his back on his signature florals, look seven’s blooming lace overcoat made me sigh with relief.

On a colour palette of pastel blue, lilac, lemon and pale pink, fit-and-flare ladylike dresses, high-neck tops and dresses with contrasting collars, dresses with sheer overlays, jackets worn over the shoulder, cigarette pants and skirts were adorned with beautiful floral appliqués.

The pieces which really stood out where the ones with striking neon blooms.

Key accessories included lace or floral printed Nicholas Kirkwood chunky platforms, bug-eye sunglasses and driving gloves in lace or snakeskin.

The fresh-faced models’ hair was pulled back into a tight chignon with a touch of orange applied only to the bottom lip.

Front Row: Anna Wintour, Alexa Chung, Michelle Dockery and Caroline Sieber

Favourites: Orange-and-pink halter floral dress and pastel-blue sheer dress with floral embroidery.

Who I Would Like To See Wearing This Collection: Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson, Anne Hathaway, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Nina Dobrev, Miranda Kerr, Keira Knightley, Nicole Kidman, Anna Wintour, Kate Bosworth, Camilla Belle, Ashley Greene, Diane Kruger, Zoe Saldana and Nicole Kidman