Ahhh, London Fashion Week has been and gone for another season, but these are the shows that made us moist…
Amy // PPQ
Loads of great stuff at LFW this year, and while you can’t deny the drama of all-out fashion week glamour at Giles or Felicity Brown my fave show by a country mile this year was PPQ.
For pure wearability and my starry eyed affinity for all things ’90s next summer I will be skipping round Vicky Park thinking I’m Courtney love with a hint of Alabama from True Romance *MAJOR ’90s STYLE CRUSH SWOON* in Baby Spice-esque girly cuts in a glorious array of sugar plum pastels and off-the-shoulder body-con that would have Jude running back to the arms of Sadie Frost in a swish of a floppy velvet bucket hat…
Natalie // Mulberry
Mmmmm, Mulberry, you’ve hit my fashion spot once more and your S/S’12 collection (appropriately) lit me up like Blackpool Tower.
Inspired by Creative Director Emma Hill’s family holidays to the British seaside in the ’70s, it was all candy floss colours and posh pier girls in pac-a-macs and frothy pleated skirts set against a fairground backdrop. I liked the practicalities of the collection: luxe parkas and layered leggings for the less-than-exotic Great British Summer, as well as the hair (part bed head; part beehive).
An early morning display of accessories and A-listers (hello Kristen Stewart and Kate Moss) – and what’s not to love about a show that includes cute doggies in little coats?
Jude // Burberry
Draping sarong style skirts in tribal prints, beading and Aztec necklines worked in perfect juxtaposition with the clean lines and tailoring that this label is famous for.
I loved the peaked bobble hats which put a bit of fun on the runway. With the addition of coats and jackets, Christopher Bailey is telling it like it is. He knows that the British Summer is a myth and doesn’t bullshit us with bikinis and floaty numbers.
An honest collection illustrating the best of British. I wish Bailey had been around when I was a kid, then I might not have still believed in Father Christmas till I was 13.
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