Yesterday I was in ballgown heaven as I was lucky enough to attend the press preview of the V&A’s new fashion exhibition – Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950, which is the first exhibition in its newly renovated V&A Fashion Galleries. The exhibit charts the evolution of the ballgown from society-girl to red carpet glamour, and features British gowns from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Burberry, Erdem, as well as London Fashion Week favourites Mary Katrantzou, Holly Fulton, Mark Fast, and even a specially created metallic leather dress designed by Gareth Pugh for the exhibition. I have to be
Last night I was honoured to attend the last leg of the hugely successful Fashion Fringe road show, where the lovely Colin McDowell chatted with his former student Erdem Moralioğlu at the Royal College of Arts in front of around 200 people. The roadshow has been geared at students and prospective Fashion Fringe entrants, so I was fortunate that the lovely Fashion Fringe team didn’t mind a blogger crashing the lecture theatre as I found the hour-long talk truly inspiring and entertaining, the banter between Colin and Erdem was really charming. Erdem was lovely and relaxed chatting about his twin sister, who he “respects
I have to admit I am getting very excited about London Fashion Week now, especially after popping along to Swarovski’s Champagne tea to announce which designers have been drafted into add Swarosvki sparkles to their collections. Sadly, Nadja Swarovski had a few problems with the traffic and didn’t make it on time, but it was still good to catch up with the very chilled J.W. Anderson who was wearing the most amazing trousers, spy Giles Deacon across the packed room, and to check out the jewellery dressing the amazing room at the Haymarket Hotel. This season’s sponsorship programme will include Craig Lawrence,
I think this red lace Erdem dress may be one of the most copied pieces on the high street, well it is truly gorgeous, but I have found that none are great in colour, fit or even quality, well that is until now. I think this online exclusive from the Marks and Spencer Autograph collection is one of the best I have seen, especially as this Floral Lace Dress is only £89. I just love its flattering silhouette, which nips in at the waist and flares out, add in the luxurious feel of the scarlet lace and this is one hot dress!!
Erdem present a glorious collection of feminine silhouettes in delicate fabrics with romantic flowery prints for its spring/summer 2011 collection. There were a lot of dresses that I can’t wait to see walk the red carpet, with this red flared lace high on my wish list. Erdem has a huge celebrity following with Lea Michele and Kiera Knightley both fans and I hope all the celeb stylists out there are calling in these items! No one else does lace quite as well, from all over detailing to delicate panels – this is the most girlish collection I have seen at London Fashion Week. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOI-S4lgQZ4