As the crazy- busy, tiring but incredible few days of London Fashion Week were all brought to a close yesterday, we’re already feeling nostalgic at the memories. The unbelievable shows, the most stylish of people, and of course the beautiful clothes.
So we’ve decided to do a round up of our favourite moments and best shows of the week.
Best Fashion Moments:
1- The Night of the Supers- Naomi Campbell was thrown a party by D&G to celebrate her 25 years in the fashion industry, this was a star studded event with guests including Claudia Schiffer, Alexandra Burke, Pixie Lott and many more. On the same night, on the same street Kate Moss held her Longchamp party to celebrate the launch of her new bag for them, making it easy for the fash pack to stroll from one party to the next.
2- Womanly Models- Hurrah for curves! London Fashion Week s/s 11 saw more curves on the catwalk, with larger than normal (normal for model standards, not ours) models taking to the runway at Mark Fast and Giles. Abbey Clancey and Kelly Brook took to the catwalk at Giles Deacon, championing girls with hips and boobs everywhere. Let’s hope the celebration of curves is a trend that will remain.
3- Those heels- Ok, we know it’s not the nicest occurrence to be mentioning again, and we couldn’t count the amount of falls at London Fashion Week on two hands, but possibly the worst was poor 16 year old model newcomer Nina Porter’s fall as she closed the show for Burberry. Despite this, it was a fantastic show, with some truly covetable pieces.
4- Anna Wintour at Christopher Kane- Anna Wintour, US Vogue editor caused a media storm as she arrived at Christopher Kane’s Spring/Summer 11 show, causing a “pinch yourself” moment for fashion enthusiasts lucky enough to attend.
5- Oswald Boateng’s “A man’s story”- The bespoke tailor’s show was held at the Odeon cinema on Leicester square, and was the performance of a lifetime for Boateng, celebrating 25 years in fashion. Over a hundred models in all shapes and sizes modelled his latest collection on stage for hundreds of journalists, stylists, fashion fans and generally curious passers-by to see. This was a moment in history for Boateng, and a memorable end to London Fashion Week 2010.
Best in Show:
Picking the best shows of London Fashion Week really wasn’t an easy task as they were all so impressive. We saw minimalism, neon brights, florals, metallics, and much more on the catwalk, but we managed to narrow our favourites down to a top five (well six) of the best in show. Let us know what your favourites were.
Burberry- Christopher Bailey delivered a modern, edgy collection for Burberry, with studded, embellished leather jackets and leopard print pieces, paired with seriously high heels. This was a harder, and more fierce collection for the classic label.
David Koma/Holly Fulton- These two Newgen talents went back to back delivering two very different, but highly accomplished collections. David Koma introduced us to the skater girl skirts, and a play with black and gold. Skirts and dresses were pleated and ruffled, and accessories were fierce, this was a seriously sexy collection.
Holly Fulton gave us a dazzling array of stunning graphic print pieces and sparking Swarovski geometric necklaces, in a bright and summery collection. This was Holly at her best, and we loved the introduction of a number of crystallised cloud print dresses.
Issa- Issa’s colourful Indian inspired collection was exotic and energising, with a series of stunning cocktail dresses and floor length numbers in sapphire blue, royal purple and bright orange. Accessorised with turbans, and jewellery by Erickson Beamon, this was perfect poolside glamour.
Marios Schwab- Marios introduced us to a refreshingly new idea for Spring/Summer 11, with his girls channelling Joan Jett, sporting mullets and dark, grungy make up. Schwab showed us lingerie style laced dresses, teamed with leather, slashed tattoo scribbles, and black panelling. This was dark and edgy, giving Spring a sexy overhaul.
Julien Macdonald- Julien kept things neutral and pretty with little cream and white dresses, fresh and summery with chiffons, and sheers and lots of soft and pretty floral prints. Skirts were full, and frilly, resulting in a deliciously simple and girly collection.
By Emily Cater