I’m in Somerset House, bitch! (and I’m photoshopped, that’s a real bitch…)
Good God it takes forever to finish this FW posts! But here I am again, bringing you the last from the best from LFW. London Fashion Week is always a wild ride, the perfect place to find the unexpected and be blown away. This year was no exception, so here for you six more shows!
TOPSHOP Unique S/S 2012
Bring in the gold, bring in the shimmer, that’s what Topshop Unique’s S/S 2012 Collection was all about. The Old Eurostar terminal was the setting for it. It was all about the street style, 90’s street style meets hip hop to be precise. All that gold couldn’t help but make us think of a modern day Cleopatra. They even payed homage to the late Elizabeth Taylor, she was the true egyptian queen.
ACNE S/S 2012
Showing for the third time in London, the Swedish brand gave us a Morocco inspired runway. But it wasn’t the embellished kaftan kind of Morocco we are used to seeing, it was unexpected and great. The models strutted the catwalk in wide trousers, capes and circle skirts, all with volume and movement. It was a perfect mixture of colors. It was all very cool and fresh, it was all very ACNE.
CHRISTOPHER KANE S/S 2012
His show is definitely among the best of LFW. It was all about the flowers for the scottish designer. It was a floral extravaganza, from the metallic and shimmery pastels and blue printed ones, to textured and sheer appliquè. All this paired up with sharp tailoring and preppy, cable tennis vests. Shift dresses, jaquard and embellishments, everything with rubber soled sandals. For the beauty, it was all very clean and simple. A show to remember, then again, season after season C. Kane is used to doing this to us.
MARY KATRANTZOU S/S 2012
Hail to the print master, Miss Mary Katrantzou. This season the designer gave us exactly what we expected from her: print madness, in a good way. From elaborate cocktail dresses to tunic and pants ensembles, each and every one of her creations was blooming with them. This show was proof that she is one of the craftiest out there, she played with embellishments, knitted dresses, metallic shards, embroidery and beading. She shook the fashion world with her first show and let me tell you one thing, she just keeps getting better.
MEADHAM KIRCHHOFF S/S 2012
Remeber that board game named Candyland we all played at least once when we were little? Well the british duo took us there for their S/S 2012 show. It was all candy, all fantasy and for a fashionista, a dream come true. Everything, from the setting to the models, was in perfect sync, Ben and Ed’s cotton candy party! They named their collection “A Wolf in a Sheep’s Clothing”. Twenty five head-turning looks, perfectly executed, theatrical in the most pure and stunning way. It was an ode to girls, little ones, it was a playground, a flashback of our childhood. Cartoon hearts and teddy bears, dresses that looked like giant cakes, feather bloomers, smiley faces and rainbows, laser cut garments and brocade dresses, tailored to perfection. The models were styled with bubble wigs and dramatic but colorful makeup, giant, glittery platforms. It was brilliant and cheerful, pure magic on the runway. And dare I say, my favorite show of the season.
J.W. ANDERSON S/S 2012
A construction-deconstruction display of fashion. This is the second time the irish designer does salon presentation and it was good, really good. Being famous as a menswear designer, he is already being compared to Balenciaga, a compliment in Fashion can’t get better than that. Loyal to his signature style, he presented us with a bunch of boyish looks for pretty girls. There was texture, there was knitwear and pajamas (I loved his take on the pajama). You can absolutely tell he knows his tailoring and he executes it to perfection, after all he does men’s clothes as well. Lovely show and definitely one to watch.
LOOK OF THE DAY
There’s nothing that I love more than the contrast between leopard and bubblegum pink! For this outfit I decided to go with it and have fun. It was all inspired by the pants, when I saw them I immediately knew I was gonna use them. This silk trousers from TOPSHOP have a great and natural fit. I paired it up with leopard bustier, the perfect match. Who makes the best? Of course, Dolce & Gabbana. Since it’s no longer summer and it’s getting a bit chilly out there, a knitted cape looks great with this whole ensemble. I found this one at ASOS. For the shoes I wanted to get a little funky, after all we are supposed to be in London and it was Fashion Week. I chose Miu Miu’s slingback pumps in glitter and leopard print as well. I am seriously obsessing after this shoe collection!
For accessories, to twist the look even more I went with all things emerald: Lanvin lizard clutch, Cavalli pendant, flourite necklace and Pucci’s brass, snake bracelet. For the final touch, Swarovski’s ring and Essie’s True Love for the nails!
Milan Fashion Week is happening as we speak, so be prepared for more fashion coming your way, courtesy of Sweet’n’Raw, that’s me by the way.
Have a lovely Saturday, sweet kisses…