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London Fashion Week S/S12 – Ashish

Day two of London Fashion Week presenting the Spring/Summer 2012 collections.
Here are some picture highlights of the day.
Ashish showed a colourful collection made up of sequin’s. It started with simple flowers but ended with sequin collages of lips, poppies, bricks, cow print and moons which all pleasantly shimmered down the catwalk.

By | Fashion | Saturday, 17 September 2011 at 11:08 pm

Margaret Howell, Notebook

Margaret Howell

By | Notebook | Sunday, 20 February 2011 at 11:59 am

LFW – Louise Gray, Notebook

LFW – Louise Gray

The audience was transported into Louise Gray’s eccentric world of design (complete with dry ice) today when she presented her latest collection at the On/Off Show-space.
Patchwork bloomers, head harnesses strapped with inflatable rings and balls, heeled polka dot and metallic wellies and multi-coloured miss-matched prints made for a suitably surreal collection.

By | Notebook | Sunday, 20 February 2011 at 12:19 am

LFW – Clements Ribeiro, Notebook

LFW – Clements Ribeiro

Paisley prints which smudged into nothing were impressive at Clements Ribeiro earlier.

By | Notebook | Sunday, 20 February 2011 at 12:09 am

LFW – House of Holland, Notebook

LFW – House of Holland

The invites were printed on bingo cards, the after-show party invites are bingo pens, so it’s no guessing what the House of Holland’s collection was to be based on, and it was done in the designer’s usual tongue-in-cheek humour.
Country living was the theme here – candy coloured tweeds suits, bingo ball printed trousers, lace-trimmed chiffon [...]

By | Notebook | Saturday, 19 February 2011 at 11:59 pm

LFW – Kinder, Uncategorized

LFW – Kinder

This ‘Handbag Orchid’ was left on guests seats of the Kinder show earlier today. The designer says the orchid ‘best symbolises the style antithesis’ that he uses in his collection. It references Kinder Aggugini’s prevailing inspiration for his designs – If Sid Vicious had married Coco Chanel, ‘this flower mixes gritty exposed roots with charming [...]

By | | Saturday, 19 February 2011 at 11:30 pm

LFW – Betty Jackson, Notebook

LFW – Betty Jackson

Jackson’s collection was a riot of fabrics. Fleeced boiled wools, thick wooly lace and cashmere made up this beautifully tactile collection of long knitted dresses, oversized mix-media coats and printed chiffon dresses.
(please excuse the blurry pics)

By | Notebook | Saturday, 19 February 2011 at 11:06 pm

French Connection loves London, Notebook

French Connection loves London

If the start of the British fashion calendar has got you in the mood for shopping, head to French Connection. Today, the ‘London’ dress has been launched by the high street label to celebrate. With a limited run of 2,000 at the reduced rate of a mere £35, you’ll have to be quick to get [...]

By | Notebook | Friday, 18 February 2011 at 2:50 pm

LFW…day one, Notebook

LFW…day one

Today’s the day – London Fashion Week was officially launched this morning with the proceedings being kicked off with a welcome address by the British Fashion Council’s chairman Harold Tillman and Samantha Cameron.
Paul Costelloe was the first to present his Autumn/Winter 2011 collection, showing a brightly coloured collection of boxy jackets and skater skirts.

By | Notebook | Friday, 18 February 2011 at 2:44 pm

London Fashion Week: Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Fashion

London Fashion Week: Vivienne Westwood Red Label

Wool skirt suits and silk leopard print dresses- along with the obligatory shirting and draped corset dresses, where all given the Westwood treatment yesterday at the Red Label show and with beautiful results.
With a front row including Pamela Anderson, Cat Deeley. Nicola Roberts and Pete Burns, plus Jacquetta Wheeler and Daisy Lowe both modelling, it [...]

By | Fashion, Notebook | Monday, 20 September 2010 at 1:55 pm

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