London Fashion Week. What a mission. Our buying team has been scouring every postcode imaginable to view the A/W 12 collections, from the city’s freshest talent to the heritage brands, and everything in between.
So now it’s nearly over and we’ve seen some good, some not so good and some completely whack…
Here’s a run-down of some of our favourite’s so far.
Aquascutum was definitely a winner. The runway laid through the Savoy’s rococo sky blue-painted ballroom was the perfect environment for the brand’s strict girls and garments. Hair and make-up was fantastic and worked perfectly with the structured trousers, dresses, jackets and elbow-high leather gloves which we looooved.
On Friday we had a peek at Felder Felder and Jean-Pierre Braganza, always a good time. Georgia Harding and Merit Award winner Pheobe English had everyone talking, so we had to make it down.
Moschino Cheap & Chic was quirky as usual perfectly suited for Alexa Chung who Suzanne spotted looking impeccable, sporting a very interesting manicure with her Jil Sander paisley trousers. We’re inlove.
More recently Marios Schwab put out a glamorous collection of evening wear, and Jonathan Saunders displayed perfect construction with some drool-worthy jackets and skirts.
New kid on the block Thomas Tait rolled out a faux-grass runway for his girls who marched in ponytails secured with velour scrunchies. We’re positive his slim leather trousers and wool baseball jackets will be on everyone’s must-have list for Fall.
Later on we made it back to Somerset House for Mark Fast which saw one Kanye West front row, but beforehand we couldn’t miss London’s darling Christopher Kane. Kane had all the right faces in all the right places including Anna W. herself – wearing Celine might we add – who happened to be seated just in front of us!
Stay tuned for PART II which will include some exclusive video handiwork by our dear Assistant Buyer Ivan ;)