19.09.10

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2011

Had Mary Katrantzou’s Spring 2011 presentation not featured her trademark vibrant prints I would’ve been very disappointed.

She didn’t let me down.

Her energetic prints and structured pieces lit up the former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo station this morning.

The show was titled “C’est ci nes pas une Chambre” (This is not a room).

It takes its cue from the surrealist world of Rene Magreitte and inspiration from the graphic interior sets of Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton iconic fashion shoots, to the inner environments found in Architectural digest.

It was like Mary stripped that room to create this collection.

A window frame is focus point on the bodice of each piece creating strong shoulders and providing a great view.

Curtains are used to add flowing movement to structured dress.

Victorian lampshades created tge most beautiful skirts with dangling beaded and crystal details.

Key accessories included candlestick holders as necklaces and Christian Louboutin colourful wedges.

I know we have still have Milan and Paris to go, but this collection will rank in my top 10 of the season.

Breath-taking, colourful and truly memorable.

Front row: Anna dello Russo wearing a Lanvin leopard print dress with Manolo Blahnik heels

Favourites: The lampshade dresses

Who I see wearing this collection: Rihanna, Katy Perry, Fergie, Cheryl Cole, Nicole Roberts, Anna dello Russo

18.09.10

House Of Holland Spring 2011

With jet-lag finally catching up with me, I didn’t know how I was going to make it through House of Holland’s Spring 2011 presentation after arriving in London this morning at 7am.

As the music started and the first model took to the runway, it was jet-lag, what jet-lag?

The colour palette was bold and vivid with aquamarine, forest green, ecru, tan and lilac.

Henry Holland’s inspiration was South Beach after dark, 70s disco and Xanadu which was evident from the bold banana leaf prints and metallic pieces.

The collection was called “Something With A Fringe On Top”, so cue models swishing down the runway with fringed dresses and skirts.

Denim was also featured quite a bit with most of it pleated.

His collection was very much for the bad girl who wants to dress sexy and doesn’t like to conform to the rules. This was perfectly epitomized by the ladies in his front row.

Key accessories included cute furry earrings, furry cuffs, printed bags and Charlotte Olympia platform heels.

Front Row: Lily Allen, Amber Rose, Nicola Roberts, Agyness Deyn, Pixie Geldof and Jamie Winstone

Favourites: The denim pinafore accented with stars which was paired with a pleated skirt and the aqua asymmetrical pleated dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Nicola Roberts, Amber Heard, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Zooey Deschanel, Agyness Deyn, Pixie Geldof and Jamie Winstone and Kristen Stewart

24.09.09

The Best Of The Rest From London Fashion Week

Basso & Brooke Spring 2010 collection didn’t disappoint with a beautiful display of colours that make you feel you are looking down the barrel of a kaleidoscope.

Why is it only Katy Perry, Michelle Obama and Little Boots who are brave enough to wear these prints?

Erdem’s Spring 2010 collection was a girlie girls dream with florals, lace and short hemlines.

Check out the Christopher Kane Spring 2010 collection were gingham chiffon and thigh-split dresses were all the rage.

Supermodel Jenny Shimizu looked hugely out of place wearing a black tuxedo.

We’ve already seen Alexa Chung wearing a cute dress from the Luella Spring 2010 collection, but who else will be brave enough to take on this kooky collection?

Tulle-frilled dress, polka dots and bubble cut skirts were all on display.

I see Chloe Sevigny wearing this collection.

The Grecian look was very much the look for Amanda Wakeley’s Spring 2010 collection.

Many model looked like they were draped and wrapped with material creating stunning dresses and bikinis in earthy colours such a burnt orange and sand. Other colours included grey, gold and chocolate.

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23.09.09

Peter Pilotto Spring 2010

Peter Pilotto’s Spring 2010 presentation was full of chic mini dress in bold colours.

Designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos vision was dusty, sun bleached landscapes of far-flung destinations.

I loved the prints which reminded me of the sun rising burning out the dark sky, or a dark yet colourful bonfire night.

The common colour was grey, often mixed with burnt orange or azure blue.

The mini dresses were far from typical, they were twisted, draped pleated and embellished to dramatic effect.

Despite the heavy colours everything felt really light.

It wasn’t only mini dresses that were featured. Jackets, high-waisted shorts, pleat-front pants, twisted skirts in layers of hidden pleats and tucks, cinched with belts.

The models looked powerful as they stomped the runway in their Nicholas Kirkwood heels.

This was a very enjoyable presentation, and I hope to see many of the pieces on the red carpet.

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Here are some picture I took from my front row seat.

Can you spot the famous face in the background?

This is the finale which I shot on my camera.

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23.09.09

Burberry Prorsum’s Spring 2010 Front Row

Brown Freshman Emma Watson traveled from Rhode Island to London for the Burberry Spring 2010 presentation during London Fashion Week.

Burberry’s Fall 2009 campaign girl traded her air miles for a custom-made Burberry Prorsum Spring 2010 golden dress.

Emma’s gold foil short sleeve front zip dress was paired with a black braided belt and black Burberry platforms.

Her hair was styled in a loose updo to complete her front row superstar look.

Despite only appearing in one movie Freida Pinto sealed her superstar status by not only being front row at the Burberry Spring 2010 presentation last night, but she also wore a dress from the presentation before it had hit the runway.

I adore this soft yellow twisted dress on her, as she is truly glowing.

She opted for a purple studded Burberry clutch and Rupert Sanderson Aspasia fuchsia leopard patent heels to complete her look.

Very interesting coloured accessories for her yellow dress.

Gwyneth Paltrow also opted for a twisted piece from the Spring 2010 collection.

Unfortunately her skirt/t-shirt/chunky boots combo doesn’t quite work for me.

Alexa Chung wore a classic Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2009 trench coat over her LBD.

Ankle boots as standard.

With her trademark Chanel sunglasses in check, Anna Wintour arrived at the presentation wearing a gold and bronzed Oscar de la Renta Fall 2009 dress, with bronze strappy kitten heel sandals.

How very chic Ms. Wintour.

Proving that she truly is the best ambassador for her brand, Victoria Beckham arrived in a black dress from her own Spring 2010 collection.

I’m grateful for this new silhouette, but I must ask how many Trib Two’s does Victoria own?

Lee Na Young wore the same Burberry Prorsum Fall 2009 gold floral dress/black coat combo Melissa George wore recently, which is leading me to believe that maybe if you buy the dress, you get the coat free.

Mary-Kate Olsen I believe traveled to London especially for this presentation.

The actress wore a black tulle dress under a black coat with black beetle bug brooch decorating her coat.

She accessorized with black suede Burberry wedge heels, dark sunglasses and an orange beaded bag.

Carine Roitfeld opted for an all black look which included a peaked shouldered blazer and a YSL vintage dress by Tom Ford.

As did Liv Tyler, who toughen up her look with Burberry Prorsum cut-out leather sandals.

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23.09.09

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2010


Burberry Prorsum Spring 2010 presentation closed London Fashion Week last night as millions of people around the world watched the live stream.

The presentation was titled “Twisted Classics” which was apt considering nearly all of the pieces featured a twisted or ruched element.

Twisted trench coats, twisted shoulders, twisted dresses, braided bodice dresses, twisted skirts, twisted shirts and even the shoes had a twisted detail.

Apart from the twisted element, every single piece in this collection was paired with a belt.

The house is known for it’s trench coats and they were shorter, sassier, sexier and more colourful than ever before.

They were fitted, twisted, ruched and the shoulders were bolder. A few were also made from duchess silk satin which were just so beautiful.

The colour palette included fruity pastel pinks, blues, lavender and peppermint, plus nude and soft grey.

I had a lot of favourites, but Chanel Iman’s blue dress was so gorgeous against her skin.

The accessories in this collection were equally lust worthy. I remember a time when the Burberry check was considered chavy, but Christopher Bailey has made it cool again.

I loved this collection. It’s a very casual collection which can be dressed up or dressed down if desired. I expect to see many hot young things wearing this collection on the red carpet.

Front row to follow.

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