Tribal and digital printing, military tailoring, drapery, shearling and some high octane glamour; this can only mean the last day of womenswear at fashion week. Also featuring what everyone has been waiting for -- how could I go any further without mentioning (read RAVING) about the Burberry show?! So with no further ado, let's get going...
Returning to London with a gorgeous and inspiring show, Burberry's models wore surely the most coveted outfits down the catwalk. Shearling aviation jackets were worn layered over body-con strapped dresses, floating wisps of military coloured chiffon and paired with clunky buckled boots or those sexy thigh highs, providing us with perfect seasonal transition clothing. Burnished gold flocked skirts accompanied boxy tailored jackets, while fluffy coats completed the textured collection, some of which were available to the blessed amongst us for the next 72 hours online. For everyone else, well we can but look - see below for drooling without the plummeting bank balance...
Continuing with the lustworthy, Eun Jeong was another favourite of the day for me. The winner of 2009's Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden blew me away with this stellar show; the expertly executed draping on many pieces (especially the silver-grey draped dress with lace detailed neckline) and the clean, simplistic lines of this collection moved her on from last season's flamboyantly white and shredded show. As for the styling - I absolutely LOVE those Miro-esque tights and socks!
Ashish was another designer who wowed me with his AW 10 collection; paperbag-waists on tweedy trousers and skirts, shimmering sequin-covered tribal prints on many a dress, skirt, trouser and vest (in fact there probably wasn't an article of clothing that didn't get the tribal treatment in this show!) all layered up with chunky argylle knits or large-shouldered jackets and topped off with slouchy woollen hats. Adding a lot of glamour and colour to the colder months to come.
Forties glamour was brought courtesy of Jenny Packham, who sent her ladies down the catwalk in slinky sequinned, embroidered and printed maxi dresses, as well as a couple of kimono inspried pieces.
Basso and Brooke also went in for the tribal theme but with much more of an animalistic twist, paired with Romany style detailing and some floral prints in there too.
Left to right: Leather fantasy wear; Amanda Wakeley's stunning leather dress and silk jumpsuit; Peter Pilotto's architectural folds.
Aren't we all going to be looking great this autumn?!