Saturday, 20 February 2010

lfw take two

Second day of LFW and the feel was luxurious and earthy apparel combined with more sheer elements and stylised printing. Wild style and plus size were the talk of the day with Mark Fast and Topshop Unique's shows both making an impression on the fashion pack.

Fast again used larger models to emphasise the use of his now famous body-con, sparking the argument of whether plus size should be seen on the catwalk or if the usual skinny girls (which were adversely also used in the Mark Fast show) were mosre acceptable. I personally think that if you want to make a statement then you should follow it through to the end and therefore the use of both sizes was a bit of cop-out... that being said the dresses were wonderful nonetheless!

Topshop Unique's woodland inspired show was another talking point with the autumnal styling taken to the maximum level with antlers, furry animal heads, fluffy 'dragged through a hedge backwards' hair and moth-like eyebrows (all quite reminiscent of Lucian Matis a/w show last year? See my post on this here) Knitwear, sheepskin, woody patterns and furred footwear carried this through to the collection with 90s style maxi skirts (my favourite!) utility tailoring and more sheer pieces that ensure this trend is here to stay for a while at least. LOVE the last shot - that white printed maxi dress is amaaaazing...

Kinder Aggugini wowed with his collection which was inspired by feisty Juliette Recamier, a leading 19th century Salon hostess with a strong persona and equally as empowered style. The result of this was an outstanding collection of soft silk and sheer dress, juxtaposed with uniform style structured jackets.

Round-up of the rest...

Black and gold was THE colour combination for PPQ whilst Charles Anastase showed a more eclectic palette of bright nude-coral, baby blue and browns; all going to show the wide range of ideas and inspirations that made up this fashion week.

Ann-Sofie Back showed sexy slashing and sheer skirts, counteracted by Daks' tailored camel/grey/black studious collection and Mary Katrantzou's printed silk dresses (some with an almost Klimt-style detailing I thought)


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