With the hectic schedule of London Fashion Week well and truly behind us and our endless pairs of high heels laid to rest, we can finally begin to digest just what was hip and happening this year in the wonderful world of catwalk fashion. While many of us simply cannot afford, get hold off or lavish in the designer gowns of fashion week. We have to give credit where it is deserved and it was definitely deserved.
Christopher Kane was the name on everyone’s lips and labels. His designs were not only featured on the catwalk but were spotted on the labels of a number of celebrity style icons.
Kane’s latest ‘good girl, gone bad’ collection suggests 2010 could be his year. Kane’s hip style mixed with serious sex appeal now looks sufficiently polished to charm a heavy-hitting front row which included super sophisticated fashion guru Anna Wintour, king of style Sir Philip Green, uber-cool designer Donatella Versace and the gorgeous supermodel Natalia Vodianova.
A knockout selection of gingham chiffon, fan pleating, puff sleeves, and thigh-split, geometric velvet dresses were seen on supermodels, editors and buyers alike. It is his keen eye for detail that has made his clothes such a phenomenon, we floatly pieces that were relentless and mesmerising.
The emaculate precision of his collection and vintage tailoring mean Christopher Kane has certainly hit the right note, yet again. Not bad for a 27 year-old designer who churns out his ideas from a tiny Dalston studio on an even smaller budget.
Another noteworthy collection came from Eun Jeong, the young winner of Fashion Fringe 2008 at Covent Garden.
Jeong would do well to consider launching her own bridal range. Her dresses, frock-coats and micro-minis, lavished with pearls, crystals and embroidery, and all in dazzling white, cream or ivory silk and lace, are the perfect option for the stylish bride-to-be.
Having fought of stiff competition last year, Jeong has blossomed into an extraordinary designer whose creative styles are both captivating and inspiring.
This dreamy collection is delightfully chic and feminine and the locks of dishellved curls were to die for. Jeong’s designs were pulled off beautifully by the models who glided effortlessy down the catwalk.
In an effort to capitalise on the big shoulders trend, she did taliored jackets and coats, all featuring stunning pearls and crystals. The feet embodied statement stack-heeled shoe-boots, with laced up satin bows, embellished with sparkly lace.
Having witnessed first-hand this stunning collection under the big tents at Somerset House, Eun Jeong is certainly one to watch out for in the coming years.