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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

LFW day 1 – Impressions & Highlights

Day 1 at LFW…

Janice Dickinson spotted front row at Paul Costelloe – the girls were in amazing metallic dresses and Sonia Rykiel hair (red, crimped and triangular).

Maria Grachvogel at the Savoy.  Gorgeous room – perfectly appropriate for a gorgeous collection.  Nina Porter opened the show.  The draping was masterful (as per) and the accessories were designed in collaboration with Erickson Beamon.  Divine much?

A closer look at the make-up:

Spotted outside on her way to a lot of castings:

Also spotted outside – Sasha aka LibertyLondonGirl plus her lovely associates Briony and Claire, minus one rather important driver…

I was also lucky enough to meet the lovely Georgina Langford aka Fashion Junior at Large to Melanie Rickey who had just come from the Orla Kiely presentation – check out her write-up on The Fashion Editor at Large blog.

At lunchtime we had quite the crush at Ada Zanditon‘s salon show where an ice sculpture, a video installation and static mannequins were enjoyed and ignored (too busy mingling!) by a rather large crowd of avant-garde fashionistas – not to mention the lovely Amber and Nisha, otherwise known as Broken Hearts DJs.  I had a lovely chat with Ada who divulged a wee secret – she’s probably more into science and architecture than fashion!  Oh well – somehow it works!

In the afternoon I was blown away by the Ones to Watch show including Kirsty Ward, Anja Mlakar, Tze Goh and Sara Bro-Jorgensen and Eudon Choi‘s show.  I’ll be posting a link to my write-ups soon.

Here are some snaps from Eudon Choi:

Masculine meets feminine/romantic utility.

After the show I had my make-up done by an AOFM make-up artist backstage at Jasper Garvida (big thanks to Lucy at Forward PR!) and then dashed to Bora Aksu where I got to chat to Marina from Marina and the Diamonds afterwards – I’m such a fan and am glad I managed to keep it together and act professionally.  (If you’re reading this now Marina, I didn’t get to tell you how much I love you!)

And lastly, thanks to hanging out with Miggy practically all day, I managed to swing a spare ticket to PPQ.  Life saver!

The big names turned out in force: Corinne Bailey Rae, Bip Ling, Kimberly Walsh, Julia Sarr Jamois, Paloma Faith and Clara Paget all sat front row – and those were only the glitterati that were in view…

The collection itself was brilliant.  Just check out twitter to see how many people are raving about the pigtails, cat hats and fabulous LBDs.  And all to a hip hop soundtrack.

What a day.