Being in the UK this weekend and not being at London Fashion Week was tough! But it has made me realise just how amazing social media is (twitter in particular) at allowing us to be apart of it all. From the looks to all the backstage gossip, beauty secrets, glitziest event details, frowers (who’s in the front row) to even the dainty finger food being served. I uhhed and ahhed my way through the weekend. Yesterday afternoon I watched models sashaying down the catwalk for Topshop Unique on a live stream on my i phone (from the London Fashion Week website), sharing it live with the likes of Anna Wintour and Kate Moss. Not bad.
So, here are my top ten moments from the weekend…
1. Bora Aksu. The designer who opend the show on Saturday morning. A Turkish born London based designer with an amazing range of evening wear. Mixing tablecloth lace, scarf tassels and soft blue and white “ticking” stripes – as well as block shades of vibrant pink and eggyolk yellow – with sweetly ethnic-inspired skirts, prim blouses and peasant dresses, Aksu’s collection had all the charm of a sun filled Mediterranean holiday.
2. Preen. Inspired by holidaying in Miami. This show made an impact. If for nothing else than the dazzling array of colour. I also loved the smart easy cut in their dresses.
3. The deadly invitations. Mulberry. We love.
4. The details we get to see. The shoes. The make-up. The fun and the front frowers.
5. Everything really that Temperly London showed.
6. The food at Topshop Unique. Need I say more?
7. Colour, print and fun at House of Holland. This show was the one to attract serious frowers (front rowers). Kelly Osborne, Alexa Chung and Harry Styles were among the fash pack checking out this amazing show. Stylist turned designer apparently took inspiration from Californian tattoo parlours and Baz Luhrman’s Romeo & Juliet! It clearly worked…
8. Dreamy fabrics and combos from Holly Fulton. Taking a 1970’s vibe but yet you had floral taking on a serene, powdery feel. These girly elements were combined with geometric print, something Fulton is famous for.
9. Eudon Choi. A designer you should know a lot more about. Originally a menswear designer. He takes this influence and produced a collection that has masculine cuts for the female form. Love his work. Quirky, sharp, smart and sassy.
10. Street Style at its best. Whether it was pinterest, instagram, Stue.com, Graziadaily.co.uk or any of amount of twitterati. Even those who could take or leave fashion week would feel inspired by the fun, commitment and utter dedication women make to be part of that coveted world of street styling. It is the single biggest part of our everyday inspiration. Even above the shows and this for me truly highlights the importance and excitement that we can be part of the fashion present and future without even having to leave our sitting rooms!
So, a few more lovely days to look forward to with Tom Ford and Christopher Kane two of my favourites happening today but I think it’s safe to say our spring summer 2014 wardrobes should in fashion terms be full of an easy breezy, fun and colourful girlie girls with lots of sheer fabrics, prints and sassy detailing. Great. I cannot wait to meet her