Saturday, 19 February 2011

LFW: Day Two

The main thing to note today was that it rained. Nothing unusual there but it didn't half throw a spanner in the works for everyone's LFW looks. Trench coats and hats were the key pieces (not forgetting umbrellas) as everyone struggled with frizzy hair and wet feet. Thankfully the designers had thought this through. Frizzy, triangular hair was everywhere from Kate Middleton's favourite, Issa, to Charles Anastase.

Anastase even greeted his audience with The Doors Riders on the Storm before launching into Il Pleut (It rains) by Brigitte Fontaine. His clothes were nursery nostalgic with models resembling dolls sprung to life in tweed, velvet and satin dresses.

Kinder Aggugini also had weather on the brain. His white coats had snowflake cutouts reminiscent of the paper chains you make as a child.

Kinder Aggugini A/W '11
His show notes said that he was inspired by "the fictitious marriage of Coco Chanel and Sid Vicious".  This show then was about rock and roll elegance. Coco's LBD was reimagined as a long black dress complete with harness like strappings ...

Kinder Aggugini A/W '11
At Jaeger London the coat took centre stage.

Jaeger London A/W '11

Jaeger London A/W '11

Jaeger London A/W '11

The colour palette consisted of "navy, rust, black, guardsman red, military green, camel, ivory and chocolate with highlights of cerise, colonial yellow, cobalt, rich amber and gold." Both the colours and the styles spoke of Jaeger's love affair with it's British heritage.

Louise Gray went dotty (literally), painting models faces with colourful measle spots.
Louise Gray A/W '11
 And adorning models with giant balloon hats.

Louise Gray A/W '11
I finished the day with Issa (Kate Middleton was nowhere to be seen) and House of Holland.

At Issa, Yasmin Le Bon and Andrea Dellal closed the show looking fabulous while Henry Holland was inspired by bingo, grannys, Horse & Hound and heritage fabrics for his show "Man Alive". He looks set to take the spot Luella Bartley left open with his sweetly subverted tweed skirt suits with neon PVC elbow pads and collars and slogan T-shirt "Hawt Couture". Hawt indeed.

All images from style.com

2 comments:

  1. Hey Emma, just discovered your blog! I love your view and side of fashion :) You picked some of my favourite pieces from LFW so far! I loved Kinder Aggugini, only discovering the collection now! :) Also the second Jaeger coat is amazing, not too sure about the other two :) And I think Louise gray collection is the one that made me the most happy because she used bright colours! Although it's a bit too crazy :P

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  2. Thanks for the comment Filipa, glad you like the blog. Not sure I'll be painting multi-coloured dots over my face either! E

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