My #LFW has been because of the digital revolution and the art of live-streaming, real-time comments on Twitter and I’ve enjoyed it so much. No need for me to stress out over my outfit – is it on trend, do I look skinny, will I fit in. Instead I have watched catwalk shows from the comfort of my bed, office chair and sofa – perfect front row view. I think on one occasion I may have even had make-up on – I know I really dressed for the occasion. But for me, (lets be honest – inviteless), this was the
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPmXlAubjTI Check out Peter Pilotto’s fabulous London Fashion Week show from Selfridges car park.
The climax of London Fashion Week last year was Burberry Prosum’s return to the city and this season was no different, at 4pm (well 20 mins late), London stopped still. Yep even us folk at work!! This autumn/winter 2010 womenswear collection seems to be not only about the clothes, but the front row celebrities, the global live-streaming and the 3D first fashion shows to (selected) audiences in New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Dubai. Not as though they needed the extra buzz – the pap-fest which is their front row does enough of that. This season we had Bafta-winning
This is a show which not only captures interest from fashionistas but also the paparazzi for its hip-celebrity front row. For the autumn/winter collection, duo Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker, have gone for a simple-yet-chic black and gold palette. On paper that sounds boring but it was more luxurious and edgy, with fringing, wet-look effect, statement necklaces, velvet, brocade, teamed with sky-scrapper bowed platforms. The collection had seventies vibe playsuits, wide-leg trousers, capes, party dresses both long and short, as well as cute shorts. For me it is the label that caters for straight off the catwalk really well – it
Inspiration for this slick collection came from Juliette Recamier, a woman who stood up to Napoleon, and you could definitely feel the French Revolution in the styling as well as the clothes. There were sharp tailored coats, like the one above – love the corners pinned up, silk flowing evening gowns, mohair knit, velvet biker jackets, gorgeous high necks, military jackets and skinny trousers. I loved the vintage inspired touches to the collection, it definatley had the 19th century influences but for me it was very much still in the now – with the gorgeous floaty silk-printed flat cut away halter dress