I promised that I would share some of my most favorite collections and pictures from my time at London Fashion Week. My best moments were seeing Cara Delevingne strut her stuff on the catwalk for Top Shop, sitting front row at the Emerging Trends Show, meeting some of you guys at the Meet Up group after party and having my first look into a fashion week goodie bag!The beautiful diversity and array of different designers was fantastic and here were some that I particularly enjoyed and which would make amazing statement outfits for a very special occasion! Let me know what you think of my choices!? 🙂
This was one of the most interesting collections showcased at the Synergy Boston Emerging Trends runway show. A textile interpretation of a Japanese folk story called Urashima Taro and the Turtle, these garments visually re-told the story of a fisherman who delved into the mystical metallic underwater palace in the deep barrier reef. In the story, a fisherman rescues a turtle and is taken to a magical underwater palace as a reward. There he falls in love with a sea princess and ends up staying for 300 years. The dresses in this way were so exotic, the prints garish yet subtle and soothing like water. I really couldn’t get enough! Leonora’s hand drawn and photographic designs are then developed on Photoshop and are then printed onto silk. She is influenced as a designer by various cultures, nature and architecture, three things which are very close to my own heart. Having grown up in Brentwood in Essex, Leonora studied a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at London College of Fashion and has just graduated this July from the University of Portsmouth with a degree in Fashion and Textiles with Enterprise. La Mo Designs and this creative budding designer is definitely one to watch out for!
One of the most interesting scenes of the week was undoubtedly Sophia’s acid rave cave held in Southbank’s vaults. Neon Spray paint and ‘Jungle is Massive’ emblazoned the walls. Loud music and bold eye fulls of color. There were electric-camo prints, sandals complete with floral motifs and daring bondage boots, as well as accessories provided by Claire’s. Aztec, geometric shapes and vibrant animal print emblazoned footwear that was loud, proud. Revlon created the look and it was as daring as the shoes. Taking on a Mayan masked beauty theme, the model’s faces were chalked up white (something we’ve seen before at Vivienne Westwood), to create an ancient tribal feel. This was the perfect morning wake up call, so exciting and so fresh. Loved the jungle print flower shoes I went bananas for the clutch!
Long trains made out of sea through lace floral print made each piece so dramatic. So much glamor an so many extremes, the collection was inspired by Russia. The length of the gowns really transferred the idea of exaggerated feelings and the Swarovski Crystals made these designs even more luxurious. An absolute must if you want to make a spectacular entrance!