Wednesday, 19 September 2012

LFW // DAY 5

Favourite runway show of Day 2

Ashish Spring / Summer 2013

I have to say, I was looking forward to seeing what Ashish had to offer us for SS/13. For next year, he's given us 90s (YES!). Although it's been concidered a hangover decade in fashion for a while, the 90s have been creeping back into fashion since about autumn last year. The catwalk displayed sequins, denim and CUTE scrunchies and the overall vibe seemingly relaxed - models were in soft off-shoulder dresses and slouchy sports pants. Ashish has once again created a collection consisting of glamourous yet chilled garments, all easily wearable in day to day life.

Laura xx

LFW // DAY 4

Favourite runway show of Day 2

Fred Butler Spring / Summer 2013

Butler plays with 'wearable sculpture' for his SS/13 show. The gold clad models showed off an obvious honey bee inspired collection, with hexagons taken from bee-hives forming the basis of his garments. Daisies were seen on the golden platformed heels, as were delicately constructed bees on the models nails. The collection was topped off (haha) with a honey bee wing influenced head dress, putting the finishing touch to the gorgeous golded girl look.

Laura xx

Monday, 17 September 2012

LFW // DAY 3

Favourite runway show of Day 3

Topshop Unique Spring/Summer 2013

Unique brought out a very sophisicated and demure collection for next spring/summer. The colour pallet included black, white, yellow and a few softer pastels for their blazer clad collection. Although presenting a somewhat mature collection, it did of course have that youthful Topshop edge -for starters, the models walked out to Vanessa by Grimes - but designwise, cut out pannels and transparent sections featured in the mini dresses. The Unique show can be streamed on the TOPSHOP website, along with other shows from LFW.


Sunday, 16 September 2012

LFW // DAY 2

Favourite runway show of Day 2

Holly Fulton Spring / Summer 2013 
Pastles. Not exactly a groundbreaking move for Spring/Summer, but it's working! Holly Fulton's collection featured her trademark digital printed patterns yet with a softer touch for S/S'13. The candyshop colourscheme and constant use of digitally printed roses brought to mind 50s suburbia, with sophisticated pencil skirts and rouged lips. This however was brought into modern day with transparent PVC bags and jackets, as well as seductive cut out dresses.
Laura xx

Saturday, 15 September 2012


Favourite runway show of Day One

Caroline Charles Spring / Summer 2013
Caroline Charles' fusion of garish colours and floaty fabrics create a very tropical feminine look. Having worked with Mary Quant prior to setting up her own buisness, colour and pattern rife in the 1960s (and shape in the garments at the end of the show) are evident, yet these are modernised with the choice of sheer drapey fabrics. Charles self describes the collection as a "Riot of colour" with Latin American influences.

All images from the London Fashion Week website.

Laura xo

Friday, 7 September 2012

Vogue's Fashion Night Out

For the past 4 years in early September, Vogue's Fashion Night Out (FNO) has been a key event on every Designer, Model and Fashionista's diary. FNO offers free events and discounts in participating highstreet and designer stores, celebrating fashion in general- often with a free mohito on the side!

FNO, with the exception of LFW, is THE time to show of your wardrobe with magazines, photographers and bloggers prowling the streets of London. However, one mistake I saw being made (and am guilty of myself) was seeing girls in high heels. If I could offer one piece of advice, it would be to leave them at home as the girls in flats get the best deals- they can run faster and don't feel like crying after the hours of trapsing round! 

This year I went to Oxford Street to see what they had to offer. It wasn't nearly as busy as I imagined (until I got to Pull + Bear... free drinks) with only a 10 minute wait for the Red Lip tutorial and makeover in Forever 21. Topshop was arguabley the most generous, not only offering makeovers with Topshop and Barry M, a free nail bar and a raffel. They also hosted a performance from Delilah - a British singer songwriter who's voice you may recognise from a collab with Chase & Status.

Did you go to FNO?

Laura xx