Backstage at London Fashion Week

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I can’t believe it is almost that time of the year again.. Yes, that’s right people, it is almost time for FASHION WEEK! Last season was amazing after being made official bloggers of London Fashion Week by the British Fashion Council and I am so pleased that you enjoyed my time at the Designer Showrooms and also at all the incredible shows that we went to. I covered pretty much every aspect, from my outfits to the incredible spring summer collections, but I left one thing out, I left the best till last, as an anticipation as to what is to come this year…

My favourite SS16 show at London Fashion Week was the Belgrade Fashion Week Showcase which we ran over to after the Christopher Raeburn showcase at Brewer Street. The designs that we had been seeing all week had been so bold, creative and imaginative, but the ones from this show were truly remarkable, so I thought that I would share some of my favourite looks with you.

The show was opened by Ana Ljubinkovic who’s pieces held a beautiful sculptural shape. They were made out of very modern materials included printed latex but the colours and the intricate detailing meant that they kept their femininity. Each piece had so many elements to it, from floral patterns, cut-out sections, tassels and ribbons and Ana’s ability to bring it all together was so impressive. The models had their faces painted with glitter, each piece was simply stunning.

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Budislava‘s pieces were a lot simpler in their make-up. They were constructed to perfection and there was a good use of geometric shapes. Each section corresponding to a specific muted colour and there was a lot of monochrome. Each look flowed effortlessly as the models walked the runway. I loved the eye pieces which gave the whole collection a very stylish and futuristic feel.

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When I was interviewed by Belgrave TV, I was asked which designer’s collection was my favourite and being a total magpie, gravitating towards everything bright and colourful, I said George Styler‘s. I promise it had everything to do with the beautiful printed bodysuits and nothing to do with the fact he had just charmed me minutes before 😀 The pieces were so fierce and refreshingly the majority of his models were women of colour. I loved the padded shoulders and the shape of the pieces as well as the beading neck detail. They would look great in any photoshoot or for any bold street style look.

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Finally, the last collection of my London Fashion Week, when I had thought that I had seen everything and that nothing could possibly top the original pieces just showcased, out came Ivana Pilja‘s collection. Over the loud techno music you could almost hear the audience gasp, as the first models dressed in a floor length leather cloak and long witch like hair glidded onto the catwalk. Then followed a monochrome cube and a black and white body with matching face mask. This was something out of Lady Gaga’s dreams. I loved the originality and the boldness of the collection, it really was the best close to an incredible week.

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I couldn’t stop taking photos throughout the show and by this point my phone had virtually run our of battery. I had thought that things were coming to an end, but actually they had only just begun. Mishika, one of my new awesome fashion week friends, and I were invited to speak to the designers, the models and to the TV crew before we then went backstage in preparation of the next show! The events then subsequently unfolded were amazing, we made friends with Amy Woodman from Britain’s Next Top Model, we took selfies with models covered in glitter and saw never before showcased creations, we had such an amazing time. A dream ending to an incredible London Fashion Week.

So here are some of the photos that we took backstage and of our final London Fashion Week show! I hope you like it 🙂 I can’t wait for this fashion season, we have so many great things in stall for you guys, I really hope you are looking forward to it as much as I am!

Abi xxx

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*Special thanks to Pop Pr & Mishika 🙂

 

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