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LFW AW11: Betty Jackson a Red Delight

One thing I got from Betty Jackson’s autumn/winter 2011 is that red is most certainly going to be the colour of the season, and that she wants to keep us very warm!!

There was lots of red texture at Betty Jackson’s show, with fleece long-length dresses and skirts, and panels to the jackets, bulk-yet-chic. I am sure that this trend will hit the high-street, because come on who doesn’t want to keep warm, but all the bulk needs to be worn wisely and I am sure that will create some fashion disasters come next winter!

One thing that surprised me *and I am not sure why*, was the high-quality handbags that were sent down the runway. I know that Betty Jackson does an amazing accessories collection as part of her Debenhams collection but I hadn’t really considered her bags for her main line before, until now. Each time a bag came out, whether it was a clutch or a tote, was gorgeous and I loved the coordinated coloured corners. My favourite has to be the large black one with the chain strap.

For some I am sure that this collection doesn’t have the wow factor, but for me I love how wearable nearly all the pieces were. From the roll-neck knit maxi, the large blossomed flower print dresses, the chunky knit jumpers *the red one above teamed with trousers is amazing*, the belted coats made from a mixture of luxurious alpacas and the ragged wooly lace dresses and jumpers.

The only thing I wasn’t really loving were the cream tights and white Mary-Jane heels, but hey this is me just being a little picky, overall a gorgeous collection.

#LFW: Excitement As The Schedule Is Announced

So last week the British Fashion Council announced the official London Fashion Week schedule for SS11 for September. I have been mulling over the schedule and I am liking what I see. The big highlight has to be Giles Deacon confirming his return to London, marking a return following two seasons in Paris – he appears on the fourth day and it will definitely be the hot ticket of the week.

Giles Deacon commented on his return to London: “Giles is a quintessential London label and I am extremely happy to be showing in London after two successful seasons in Paris”.

Other things I was happy to see on the schedule were: Swedish fashion house Acne are debuting at LFW for the first time with two salon presentations, which is nice to see, especially after the successful opening of their London flagship this week on Dover Street. Other newcomers to the schedule include one of my favourite emerging designers Holly Fulton who is going a catwalk show with the help of NEWGEN sponsored by Topshop.

It is also great to see that Burberry Prorsum, Matthew Williamson, Pringle of Scotland, Antonio Berardi and Jonathan Saunders are returning for a third consecutive season. As well as British talent in Paul Smith, Jasper Conran and Betty Jackson to world-class emerging designer businesses such as Christopher Kane, Erdem, Marios Schwab and Richard Nicoll. It is going to be a great season.

But one of the most interesting things to see on the schedule is that of a Alexander McQueen Memorial set for Monday, September 20, at 11am. No further details have been announced yet, but I am sure it will be packed full of fashion editors and fashionistas paying their respects, I just hope that they also stream it live for all his fans as well.

I am already making my wish-list of tickets: Erdem, Sass & Bide, PPQ, DAKS, adidas by Stella McCartney, Mulberry, Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Kinder Aggugini, David Koma and Holly Fulton back-to-back, Mark Fast, Peter Pilotto, Jaeger, Christopher Kane, many more I am sure – and of course Burberry and Giles *well a girl can dream*.

At least this season I will be dropping down to more shows for work, my registration is already submitted, I also can’t wait for the digital schedule to be announced as watching from the comfort of my sofa was also a nice luxury.

For the full schedule click here.

Let me know what you are interested to see?