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.
Categories: Event, Fashion
Tags: Alice Palmer, Bodyamr, David Koma, DeMontfort University, FAD, Felicities PR, Felicity Brown, Freemasons Hall, Jane Shepherdson, Laura Carew-Gibson, London Fashion Week, Marios Schwab, Melanie Rickey, Milly Jackson, Modabot.de, Ones to Watch, Sara Bro-Jorgensen, style.com, Vauxhall Fashion Scout, Whistles
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