Not even the rain could dampen our fashion-week high spirits as we headed off for Day 2 of venue-hopping and note-taking fashion moments..

Starting our day at the On/Off venue to see Louise Amstrup’s take on the American youth revolution. Parlaying into her anti-establishment world, Amstrup presented her version of grittiness, grime and fury via 1940s “Zoot” suits, “The Danger Dress” and a determined use of patent leather. Power hats were designed by milliner Noel Stewart and a soundtrack comprised of Bjork and Beth Ditto, this show was the morning “wake up” call the Feathers team needed..

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We spotted Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud on the front row:

 

Next, we headed over to Vauxhall Fashion Scout to see Georgia Hardinge’s razor-sharp eye and graphic prints.

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we spotted her lovely proud grandparents!

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Between shows we made a quick stop to the Vauxhall Fashion Scout exhibition and fell in love with Kirsty Ward’s jewellery:

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Back down to the main show-space to see the Fyodor Golan show. Inspired by Regency and Renaissance themes, the Israeli and Latvian duo bought us all things Opulent with a capital “O”. Elements of Paganism combined with Greek goddesses came in the form of luxurious tulle dresses and over-dramatic silk pieces with a touch of tough leather.


We were front row and practically seated in the camera pit!

A hop and a skip over to the BFC tents to see the J.W Anderson show. As fans of his menswear for the past few seasons, we have been unbelievably excited to see his womenswear collection and it didn’t disappoint. Anderson designed the clothes with the idea that they would mutate according to who is wearing them, allowing them to become whoever they want to be. A beautiful quote from the collection’s press release, “They’re about grabbing on to the belief that we don’t have to let the fantastical ideas of youth collapse into the mundane realities of adulthood, that we can dress ourselves as the lovers, heroes and dreamers that we all grew up wanting to be.” This all came in the form of a dream-like use of mohair, Mongolian fur and silk paisley prints juxtaposed with Swarovski elements and his quintessential androgynous edge.

Unfortunately our pictures were a little too blurry (the models were moving very fast!) so images courtesy of Ben Benoliel:

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And on our way out we spotted this beautiful Lara Bohinc display:

Off to party hop – don’t wait up!