Monthly Archives: September 2010

GARETH PUGH SS 2011

Gareth Pugh SS 2011
Directed by Rugh Hogben

MEADHAM KIRCHHOFF SS 2011

Meadham Kirchhoff SS 2011 London
This was the first show I attended in the Topshop showspace/Old Waterloo Eurostar terminal. It was a real adventure; going up the old still escalators and through the abandoned corridors until we arrived at the terminal. Pink champaign and tiny steaks on sticks greeted us before we took our seats.
The set itself was a wonder, a glimpse into the world of Meadham Kirchhoff. It was quite surreal having real flowers against giant glittered lollipops, feathery plumes in the background and the catwalk itself being the real terminal floor, that sort of gross plastic, rubbery tiling. Wonderfully weird to the tune of the Sugarplum Fairy.
The show started with an old interview tape of Courtney Love, as girls started walking out in bright yellows, lavenders and sickly pinks.
Garments were burnt and cut away, cuts were tight around the waist and baggy around the arms, loose skirts and baggy socks with insane glittered platforms by Nicholas Kirkwood.
Although the looks were sickly sweet, you could easily have worn every piece individually. The look was very 90′s grunge, Courtney Love Riot Girrrl style. Teaming friffy ruffle dresses with dyed hair and leather jackets.
I was obsessed with the Riot Grrrl movement in college; I used to buy second hand clothes, cut them up, sew on lace, add slogans, with Courtney Love and Bikini Kill on the stereo. Meadham Kirchhoff have really hit the nail on the head, right down the fan-zine credit sheets with stickers stuck on by the designers themselves.
The style is attacking femininity with femininity, a fist in the air against ‘normality’, and a question mark beside beauty.

MARK FAST SS 2011

The Mark Fast show as always was really impressive. I love the way he uses the naked body to highlight the techniques of his work.
The fringing and huge vegas style crystals added a really sexy dimension, whilst some of Mark’s traditional styles stretched out like webs across the body. Could you even imagine how incredible one of those dresses would look layered over a jacket etc?
There is so much room for play with Mark’s work and that’s what’s so exciting.

DAVID KOMA & HOLLY FULTON SS 2011

The show was jammed packed for the back to back collections of David Koma and Holly Fulton (hence the fighting for camera space on the videos, and the borrowing of imagery from vogue.com).
I also managed to have half captured the mardy model kicking off her Labouton’s incident that everyone went so crazy about.

ERDEM SS 2011

The Erdem show was without a doubt the most beautiful show I have ever seen; it took your breath away and, I have even spoken to those who said they cried.
It was the perfect serene get away from the chaos of Somerset House, taking place in Bedford Square Gardens, the catwalk was set as two large circles with white deck chairs surrounding. Classical music was playing as we sat underneath the semi structure and took in the atmosphere.
The designer had already won us over with the setting but when the first few lace outfits came out I thought I was in love.
Slowly introducing colour and floral as the looks came out, there was a perfect blend of completely wearable and ‘red carpet moments’. Every piece was utterly desirable and would look flattering on women of all ages.
Erdem is without a doubt becoming the one to watch at London Fashion Week, there is wisdom to his collections and it’s hard to believe he is only 5 years in the making.

JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER FOR LA PERLA LFW PRESENTATION

My favourite presentation of all (from a purerly selfish point of view) had to be the Jean-Paul Gaultier for La Perla collection. It is always exciting when a collection exceeds your own hype and this was even more beautiful in person than any pictures portray. The collection is so sexy and so feminine, you just wanted to try it all on immediately!
I always find myself staring at the Gaultier perfume ads for the magnificent corsets, now Gaultier has successfully brought cone bra’s to the masses.
Apparently the designer approached La Perla 20 years ago to do a lingerie collection and the owner of the company refused, a few years ago the owner passed away and the company exchanged hands. Gaultier approached them again and they (obviously) lept at the chance.
My favourite piece has to be the triple strap nude bra with shoulder pads, pictured second. Imagine wearing it under a sheer top…

“Lingerie is part of my DNA and of my heritage,” Gaultier said. “In my latest prêt-à-porter collection I revisited the conical bras and corsets worn as outerwear. This collaboration was a natural and logical step, especially since La Perla is the pearl of the lingerie, with the best savoir faire.” Stylist

A limited edition back stitch satin bra with shoulder motif and garter belt are to be shown in Paris for Gaultier’s Haute Couture collection next July.
The collection you see here is set to hit stores in November.

LFW STREETSTYLE FEATURE ON ELLE UK

Stunned to see my dorky face staring back at me on the Elle UK homepage today, (obviously not such a surprise as they had filmed me in the first place) but hilarious picture ayway.
The short vid of me was taken on the Monday before the Erdem show, I forgot to mention that my shoes are Dr Martens and my bag is by Mimco.
Honoured being next to the beautiful Tiffany Hsu!

BRYCE AIME SS 2011

Bryce Aime SS 2011 London
‘Asiarama’
A much younger more wearable collection from Bryce Aime this season. Taking inspiration from Japanese Kabuki costume and Beijing opera, looks were more relaxed and free. I really enjoyed the unfinished mesh trim against the pastel undergarments, it’s interesting seeing mesh used in layering techniques and not on it’s own, as we’ve seen it for the last year.
The shoes were a definite covetable item, I hope I’m not disappointed when I say they looked really comfortable, they looked like sucker pads on the catwalk. A really nice simple idea!

SPIJKERS EN SPIJKERS SS 2011

Spijkers en Spijkers SS 2011 London

BACKSTAGE AT EMILIO DE LA MORENA

Over LFW I met up with the wonderful Naomi from TheFashPack. She invited me to assist her taking some photos backstage at Emilio De La Morena, unfortunately by the time we had got there the show was already finished!
Why is it always such a shock when shows actually start on time?
Loved those Charlotte Olympia shoes!


 Online Users