Wednesday, 23 February 2011

My show highlights from London Fashion Week A/W '11....

I am not going to waffle on about all the collections that I loved during London Fashion Week as this post would literally be five times longer. However I was keen to share with you my highlights of LFW and who stood out for me...

Sass & Bide – I really love Sass & Bide as these two Aussies really know clothing though with the collection they showed for A/W '11 it was clear they were thinking of warmer climates with their tribal inspired designs. Beautiful printed trousers, burnt orange suede shorts and batik printed loose fit jackets were nipped in at the waist. Though I have to say I have a slight soft spot for the killer red sequinned heels.. if they are good enough for Dorothy they are good enough for me!
Jonathan Saunders – There was a great use of colour blocking in the Jonathan Saunders collection and clever use of print and mixing of textures. The outfits that sauntered down the catwalk seemed to have a controlled posh secretary feel about them. As lady-like blouses were tucked into calf length pencil skirt. Belts clinched in the waists of the outfits with my favourite item being a mohair panelled coat that looked beautiful and feminine while remaining structured and skimming the models silhouette. A really beautiful collection from Mr Saunders.

Mulberry - Mulberry always gets me excited and this season was no exception. With the inspiration for the show being The Fantastic Mr Fox children’s book I was not surprised to see trees, toadstools and a scene that looked like it had come from a wood in the Shire (the men handing blackberry and apple juice drinks were rather good looking too in their red hunting jackets). I always love Mulberry as I feel the outfits and key pieces are so wearable. Maxi skirts are staying for A/W, belted jackets (worn over the top of the maxi skirts), high waisted jodpur-esc trousers with knee high tan boots ( I don’t have a horse but that would be a great outfit) and a keen use of khaki, grey, browns and that deep purple that Mulberry are so fond of. Stunning collection and I love how they made Claridges into a magical woodland wonderland.... total experience!

Burberry - A great collection from Christopher Bailey this season. He showed that colourful outerwear was on the cards for fall, using a strong selection of bold colours from tangerine orange to cobalt blue, blocking colours to give a great impact. Burberry's classic trench was visible though did have a slight twist on the classic check print in more of a lumber-jack emphasis. Jackets, capes and trenches skimmed the bodies of the models as they strutted down the catwalk showing how long their legs were either in tights or in classic cut trousers. It felt that the collection had gone in a new direction.. though the right one by mine and other bloggers views.
Which was your favourite collection of LFW?