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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Distilled: London Fashion Week A/W '11

Here's another extra super-duper, handy-dandy guide to Fashion week. Last one was New York, Milan will be posted in a few days. Here's some of my favourite looks, with a bit of trend prediction thrown in under the guise of journalistic integrity.


from l-r
Row 1 - Deep Red - Betty Jackson, John Rocha, Saloni
Row 2 - 70's Granny Patterns - Christopher Kane, Henry Holland, JW Anderson Woman
Row 3 - Twisted Brit Heritage - Burberry, Paul Smith, Pringle
Row 4 - Bright Pattern Clash - Jonathan Saunders, Lousie Gray, Mary Katrantzou
Row 5 - Grown-up Prints - David Koma, Erdem, Jonathan Saunders
Row 6 - Bonkers Tailoring - Jaeger, Jean Pierre Braganza, Krystof Strozyna
All pics from catwalking.com

YAY TRENDS

  • Asymmetrical lapels - lapels as dresses, lapels as scarves, lapels as trousers.  We'll be wearing lapels as bikinis next - this can only be a good thing.
  • Blue and green - the ultimate optical aquamarine colourpop.
  • Heavy materials - I there's something I love, it's going out with he reassuring weight of a blanket around my shoulders (actually, that might be something I need to see a psychotherapist about).
  • Sherlock Holmes coats - full length or cropped, as seen at Pringle.  All I need now is a tweed hat and a pipe.  I already have a sidekick called Dr. Watson.
NAY TRENDS
  • No... Can't think of anything.
NOTES
Pics 4 and 5 - Who knew that Granny's blankets would be back in fashion - and I don't hate it...
Pic 6 - Paisley has finally been given it's due in JW Anderson's first womenswear collection.
Pic 8 - Paul Smith's collection was probably my favourite catwalk show thus far - there was not one thing that I didn't want to wear.  And the models!  Like tall, willowy versions of Daria .
Pic 18 - Off-kilter draping deserves to be all over the place come this Autumn