Sunday, 21 February 2010

lfw three.. is the magic number

Day three and the overall feel is one of classic shapes with a modernised twist, all very serious and strong.

Usually the king of the floaty and romantic dress, Matthew Williamson sent models down the catwalk in structured draping, tailored leather trousers and pleated jacket in solid colours.

Richard Nicholl also showed sublime structure, although with a very regal tone; fabrics such as velvet were draped and layered over sheer dresses, skirts and shirts, all in jewelled tones of auburn and sapphire. Beautifully done, this was is one of my favourites so far - grown up and sexy.

Lousie Goldin was another that impressed greatly with her ingeniously different sculpturing. Peplums on dresses and skirts were contouring bringing a feminine and overtly sexy shpae to her collection. Paired with tightly cinched waistbelts, utility pockets and (yes more!) leather, there was a smart and somewhat space-age feel that lingered.

We all love a bit of drama, and that's exactly what the clever heads behind Meadham Kirchhoff gave us with this fantastical and stunning show. Distressed and embellished knits thrown over - and under! - bright printed silk maxi dresses, accessorised with crowns of varying sizes, shapes and colours; this is a collection for anarchic young women who want trashed luxury. Gorgeous.

Best of the rest from Day 3...

Jungle Book theme at Mulberry - lots of feminine ruffles, nudes and prints mixed up in rompers, skirts and cardigans.

Classically strong looks from Vivienne Westwood - tribal designs, dark tartans, wool coats and asymmetry.


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