Red Carpet Fashion Awards

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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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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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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If Xena Princess Warrior wanted to update her look, I have a feeling she would want to wear something from the Todd Lynn Spring 2010 collection.

The collection had a primitive, yet futuristic feel about it. I loved the contrast of the soft fabrics and the tough leather pieces and accessories.

This was Lynn’s first collection were he didn’t rely to heavily on structure, but his razor sharp tailoring was still evident especially in the blazers.

Antonio Berardi gave us the samurai shoulder, but Lynn gave us the armored shoulder with metal shoulders that would make the wearing look like they were going into battle.

Lynn loves to decorate his pieces with horsehair weft. In his Spring 2009 and Fall 2008 collections he used weft on shoes. This time the were used on shoulders, elbows and on hips.

Speaking of the shoes they were Christian Louboutin gladiator sandals with an elasticated wrap detail. Mr Louboutin was also at the show, paying particular attention to the sandals.

If you’re thinking fur for Spring?!?!?!

You haven’t experience the Great British Summer were it’s quite possible to have 4 seasons in one day.

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As you may know this years London Fashion Week mark’s the 25 anniversary, and to commemorate this anniversary many London based designers returned to the capital.

Antonio Berardi who usually presents his collections during Paris Fashion Week, credits Peroni Nastro Azzuro for his return to the London.

The location for Berardi’s Spring 2010 was held at St. Marks Church in Mayfair. Patrons came from near and far to worship in the house of Berardi.

It was quite ironic that the location was in a church considering the pieces were so sinful.

The sexy leather, bustier dresses and sheer dresses should have had us all rushing to the confessional booths for drooling over the pieces and wanted them so badly.

Berardi also present dresses and cropped jacket with samurai shoulders, which was a new take on the bold shoulder.

Boyfriend blazers, laces sewn into dresses, brocade dresses, double peplum skirts, Kimono sleeved jackets and tops paired with skirts and pants toned down the more sexier pieces.

So many great pieces, but one that really stands out apart from the sheer mini dress was the grey embellished dress with a black wrap-around cape.

Swarovski crystals embellished many pieces which were blinding spectacular as they glided down the runway.

The models looked fabulous with their braided hair, porcelain skin and bright pink lips making them look like pretty dolls.

The colour palette was mostly black, white, and grey with pops of orange and cobalt blue.

This collection of mini dresses will no doubt delight his leggy celebrity followers Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow and new fan Megan Fox.

Two great things happened at the show.

Firstly after a tiring day walking around London I was offered a ride home in a Peroni branded classic Fiat 500, and if that wasn’t enough I met the gorgeous David Gandy -Dolce & Gabbana uber model.

I DIE. Like Really.

When I showed my friend this picture she asked could I have held David any tighter. I could’ve but I may have cut his circulation. *winks*

Thanks to OOooOO I Want One Of Those for taking the picture of me and David.

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Graeme Black’s Spring 2010 presented an Indian fantasy collection inspired by a Maharajah’s turban.

As a result we saw a vibrant mix of colours and textures.

The colour palette consisted of ruby red, bright turquoise, tangy oranges and luscious lime greens.

Stand out pieces included a green cut-out jacket paired with white jodhpurs, an asymmetrical dress with an embellished bodice, and the finale organza gown which had striped silks wrapped around the bodice, plus it was paired with a maroon knitted bolero.

The stunning jewels courtesy of Moussaieff had us all cooing with delight. They were well protected by about 20 bodyguards backstage.

I went backstage to get a close up of the collection and those lust worthy Brian Atwood heels.

You may recognise the studded heels to the right, as they’ve been worn by Sarah Jessica Parker on the Sex And The City 2 set recently.

These Loca pumps are from Brian Atwood’s resort collection. Form an orderly queue ladies.

If you’re thinking that you’ve heard me talking about Graeme Black before, that’s because Victoria Beckham is a huge fan of his work.

The show was held at an art gallery with a beautiful backdrop of large drawings of the 16th century Mughal capital Fatehpur Sikri.

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Posted by Catherine Kallon on September 22nd, 2009 In: Graeme Black, London Fashion Week




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