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Sep 23 2010

LFW SS11: GILES Returns To London With Quirky Prints

After two seasons showing in Paris, I was excited to see what Giles Deacon had for his return to London, of course I wasn’t important enough to get tickets to this show *praying for next season already*, but hey that it was YouTube is for!!

The collection had a lot going on, 90s trash colours, 70s inspired knitted tops, flared trousers, a-line skirts, 80s PacMan knits, prom dresses, wrap dresses and mini skirts. Generally this collection had everything including the weird drag queen make-up, celebrity models in the form of recently pregnant Abbey Clancy and Kelly Brook, and closed with veteran German model Veruschka. The strangest thing though had to be why anyone would let Kerry Katona sit front row!!

But the stand out pieces had to be anything with a quirky prints on it, from eyeballs and flowers to bows and crossed plasters and poker dots. Kinda out there but I liked it.

Jul 18 2010

#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?

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