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LFW Diary: Day 1 – Dinosaur Jumper, Bora Aksu & A Nokia Skirt

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There is a calm about this London Fashion Week, maybe it is because it is like my tenth or eleventh season, I really have lost count, or maybe it is just with the rain I know there is less pressure on my outfits because lets face it I am going to spend the whole five days soaked.

Today, I most certainly got soaked, it poured all day, so no proper outfit picture, just a crappy one taken on my mobile inside The Apartment, but I just had to share as I love this stripy dinosaur jumper from ASOS. I promise that I will share this beauty in another outfit post soon.

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Day 1 at LFW has always been seen as filled with ‘lesser’ designers or ‘emerging’ talent, and some editors and writers even miss it out completely, I am not sure why as the Friday schedule is always packed, and I love the mix of the romantic nature of Bora Aksu with the demi-couture vibe at Fyodor Golan, to the exquisite tailoring at Eudon Choi, and the outerwear chic you always see at Christopher Raeburn.

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Bora Aksu brings a touch of spring to AW14

Always a highlight for me is Turkish designer Bora Aksu, this season he presented a collection that was filled with his trademark femininity and a nod of nostalgia, with a line inspired by the letters his mother wrote while at boarding school. The uniformed school girl and the 1950s silhouette could be seen throughout the collection, which included Peter Pan collars, pencil skirts, high-necks and patchwork detailing. For the most part this seemed like a collection more suited to warmer climates than London, but it was nice to see girlie pinks and vibrant yellows alongside bold blues, oxblood red and monochrome. I can’t stress how much I loved this collection and I promise I will be sharing more images later in the week when I have edited them.

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Hair trend – Plaits

I know it is only day 1 but I have already spotted plaits on the catwalk, from the Heidi meets milk maid vibe of the ribbon plaits seen at Bora Aksu to the edgy braids at Fyodor Golan, which were hidden under sporty hats, and even Jean-Pierre Braganza sent his models down the runway sporting a braid with a white and blue painted strands. I wonder if this will continue throughout all of LFW.

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Technology Meets Fashion

Technology and fashion always seems to collide during fashion week, whether its Google glasses on the DVF runway or Burberry filming their show with iPhones, it seems everyone wants a piece of the fashion pie. Well this season, Fyodor Golan pushed the boundaries by creating a skirt made out of 80 Nokia Lumia 1520 Smartphones. The design was really cool to see as each mobile was broadcasting its surrounds so it looked like the colours fluttered when the model moved.

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Pink Isn’t Going Anywhere

One of most coveted items this autumn/winter has to be the pink coat and it seems pink it still on the minds of LFW designers, as it is only Day 1 and we’ve already seen it on the catwalk of Bora Aksu in a soft hue, as well as vibrant bold pink colours at Mark Fast and at Fyodor Golan who added a sports luxe vibe with this textured bomber jacket and baseball cap.

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Blue, Blue, and a bit more Blue

As well as pink, blue hues from baby blue to cobalt blue strutted down the catwalk. At Eudon Choi, the blues were bold, and seen on ruffled dresses and boxy knits, while at Christopher Raeburn the blue hue was more of a pastel share and looked more casual paired alongside khaki on chic outerwear. Dark blue was also used at Bora Aksu, for its cord two-pieces, as well as at Mark Fast for his knitted creations, while a sophisticated blue was seen on tailored pieces at J JS Lee.

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I will be back tomorrow with my Day 2 round-up, and fingers crossed a proper outfit post.

LFW SS14: Fyodor Golan ‘Electric Children’

LFW-SS14-Fyodor-Golan-18Since winning Fashion Fringe in 2011, Fyodor Golan helmed by duo Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman, has become one of the runway shows that I can’t miss. There is something so fresh about these designers that always makes me takes notice, get excited about fashion, and basically covet every single piece.

In previous seasons the duo has produced a drama filled collection bordering more on the side of couture than ready-to-wear, for spring/summer 2014 it seems that Fyodor Golan has looked more to the street with a bright and wearable collection filled with pieces inspired by “exploring the idea of modern dressing through an active lifestyle”.

Entitled the ‘Electric Children’, the collection was a colour explosion of bright yellow and pink, which contrasted nicely against soft candy-like pastel hues of mint green, baby blue and nude. The girlie sleek feminine lines of the pencil skirts, and pleated dresses, were teamed with boxy sweatshirts with FG emblazoned on them, super cropped bombers and cool Smiley adorned hemlines and bandeaus for a very 90’s feel.

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There will be some that might have missed the drama, for me I loved the progression of the duo, and there was still an element of glamour mixed into the collection with the addition of feathers, sparkly black jackets, and metallic sequinned jumpsuits. For me it was the more wearable pieces that will certainly elevate the label – especially those sweatshirts – I am sure they will be high on most people’s wish-list!

As well as loving the sports luxe feel this will also go down as one of my favourite soundtracks – the playlist filled with Crystal Castles tracks and finishing with David Bowie’s Hero was perfection.

Are you a fan of Fyodor Golan?

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LFW AW13: Fyodor Golan – Belle De Jour

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Since winning Fashion Fringe in 2011, design duo Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman have gone from being one of the labels to watch to a must see show on the London Fashion Week schedule.

Set in the luxurious and decadent setting of The Savoy ballroom with its crystal chandeliers, the format was a circular catwalk that made it feel more like an intimate salon show, which was perfect to showcase the extravagant AW13 ready-to-wear collection.

The collection inspired by Luis Bunuel’s 1967 film, Belle De Jour, explored the coming of age story of an adolescent turning into a woman, and was a tale of two halves, mixing couture-like elements with the eveningwear pieces with structured bodices, which fingers crossed are destined for the red carpet, and the more wearable tailored dresses featuring gentle ruffles around the neckline, and block coloured knitwear separates.

My personal highlights included the floor-length vibrant orange red carpet ready gown, the embossed iconic smiley faces on pencil skirts, dresses and biker jackets, and the sequin cocoon dress styled with a blue printed circular mask.

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LFW SS13: Fyodor Golan – The Holy Mountain

Fashion Fringe is developing an impressive alumni, Corrie Nielsen provides the couture, Erdem is the floral king, and Jena.Theo are the masters of cool and wearable, and I think it is safe to say that Fyodor Golan has settled in perfectly, and each season the duo get better and better.

For spring/summer 2013, the design duo were inspired by the Blue Tattoo, a true story about a Victorian girl travelling through the desert when her and her family are attacked by Native Americans, and ‘The Holy Mountain’ by Alejandro Jodorowsky, leading to a vibrant collection filled with Aztec and Mayan elements, broken porcelain china prints, and a rich colour palette of Royal blues, dessert hues, and a pop of pink.

What stood out the most about this collection, other than the gorgeous billowing silhouettes and the theatrical vibe, had to be wearability of the designs. This was a collection with maturity, it showcased the extraordinary talent of Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman perfectly, and really put their label on the global fashion stage. I know that they are already stocked in Harvey Nichols and boutiques around the world but this feminine collection with a luxe edge will be very much in demand next season.

There were lots of highlights, but I adored everything that came in the gorgeous deep blue shade, from body-con dresses with sheer arms to peplum cocktail styles featuring lattice skirts, to skinny trousers adorned with Swarovski beaded, and then there were gowns that swept the floor – each was simply stunning.

Add the sculptural headwear created by milliner Zara Gorman and the facial jewellery designed by Yunus and Eliza and this was one show that I won’t forget in a while, I loved each look, and I hope big named stylists take note as these boys deserve to get their designs on the red carpet!!!