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DAY FIVE

Yesterday, Tuesday 22nd, I started the day with a rush to Somerset House to see Marios Schwab.

It was a fabulous show.  The palette was very autumnal – burgundy, deep olive, chartreuse, nude-grey and gorgeous blue.  I adored the chic puffa jackets and belted dresses.  It was luxe and understated.  Check out style.com for better pics.

Then I ran over to Topshop for the Melanie Rickey and David Koma live Q&A.  It was really great seeing them in the flesh and hearing about their LFW experiences and general lives!  I made extensive notes and will be writing up a piece to go on modabot.de imminently.  It’ll be written in german but hopefully with english translation so watch out for that one.

Back at Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s Freemason’s Hall I got a seat for the Bodyamr show, put on by Liz Matthews PR.  Front row I spotted Clara Paget (so lithe and beautiful!) and LFW-fixture Amber Rose.  OK! tweeted that Louise Redknapp was also there, though I didn’t see her myself.

The collection itself was a bit confusing – it seemed to be a bit disjointed, though each individual piece was stunning, and the lights went down almost completely for at least four looks.. Bizarre.

Cropped black jackets with navy fur, floaty dresses, again in chartreuse and burgundy, and fabulous body con dresses, the pieces were all beautiful and sleek, as usual.

Then Alice Palmer.  I’ve been a fan of Alice’s knitwear dresses since my first London Fashion Week.  This season I loved her harder edge.  The knitwear has become a lot more textured, monochrome, with accents of gold, and mussed up with bold messy eyeliner.  I loved it.

Better images to come…

I then attended the FAD show.  Celebrating ten years, FAD runs a competition to help new graduates gain exposure and get fab internships with people like David Koma and Jane Shepherdson at Whistles.  The students design two outfits to a brief, this year ‘Escape’, and these should be able to stand alone as a mini collection.

My write-up of the show will soon be on BLOWonline but suffice to say I felt that out of the fifteen finalists, the two runners up and the winner were the right designers to win.  Above, runner up Laura Carew-Gibson from DeMontfort University.  Her two outfits were gorgeous – Sara Bro-Jorgensen mets Felicity Brown I thought.  Fabulous layering-up of material on the shoulder of the top (on the left) reminded me of Felicity’s layered fabric and the tassel skirts reminded me of Sara’s collection which was at VFS’s Ones to Watch earlier in the week.

Above, a glimpse of the winner, Milly Jackson’s fabulous monochrome ‘Tweedledee and Tweedledum’ dresses.

And that was Day Five for me.

BLOWonline Day 1

You can now find write-ups on the following Day 1 shows as written by me on BLOWonline

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Ada Zanditon – a smushed video installation/salon show

Ones to Watch – four very different but very exciting ‘ones to watch’

Eudon Choi – quite possibly my favourite designer right now.

Bora Aksu – find out which fabulous songstress I got a quote from at this high-profile, pumped-up show

DAY TWO

Excuse the lateness of this post! Last night I attended my bff’s housewarming so wasn’t able to get a post up.

First order of the day was Danielle Scutt – lots of velvet, lattice dresses and big bling – including earrings with blonde plaits (check out the last picture).  All jewellery is Danielle Scutt for Topshop – I cannot wait to get my hands on some of that.

Plus I happened to sit right behind Andrea Pfeffer of Robinson Pfeffer who I used to intern for.  It was lovely to see her!

At the Tosha salon show a concise collection of ten LBDs with glorious ruffles made a rather understated statement.

I fell in love with the Elliot J Frieze collection as soon as I read the press release, never mind saw it!  Chocolate and biscuit-coloured corduroy suits and trench dresses.  There was a definite 70’s vibe.  I can safely say I’ve never seen so much cord on the catwalk.  I was overjoyed.  (My pictures just don’t do it justice..)

I managed to pop into Una Burke’s presentation at Vauxhall Fashion Scout.  I interviewed her via email for the new issue of 1883.  Her leather accessories are amazing and she’s always got such a great story as her inspiration.  She’s a real artist.

In the afternoon we went to Topshop to film the ‘Blogging from the Front Row’ workshop with Zoe from Topshop’s Inside-Out blog and Susie Lau.  It was manic at Topshop – obviously, it being a Saturday afternoon n all.  But it was a good talk and very interesting to see ‘backstage’ at Topshop HQ!

Later, I went along to Carlotta Gherzi for Sado, which was surprisingly girlie and summery for an AW collection, and then to Olivia Rubin which took place at Jalouse, a club a stone’s throw from Vogue House.  I am absolutely in love with this collection and hope to get some images to upload here…

P.S. Sorry for no outfit posts – it’s actually been near impossible to meet up with Alessandro so far.  That’s LFW I’m afraid!