I have just got back from London Fashion Week after 4 days of shows.
If you have never done Fashion Week it may seem like a fun and casual 5 days of sitting in shows. But in actual fact, the itinerary is quite full on with shows starting from 9am and dinner events and after parties ending as late as 2am. Most bloggers leave by Day 5 and as they retire so do the photographers who wait outside from as early as 7 daily hoping to capture a series of street style shots.
This season I stayed until the end to make my final show On | Off Presents, but did not begin the week until Day 2.
I wore a Balmain skirt with a Gucci blouse and Topshop boots. Also, I’ll let you in on a small secret. The key to surviving a week in boot heals is a good thick pair of Christmas socks or ski socks. See them peaking here at the top of the boot?
I won’t tell anyone if you don’t.
Stay tuned this month as I share the links to shop my looks for LFW and review some of my favourite shows.
Edeline Lee SS18 is inspired by the late American artist Georgia O’Keeffe.
Following in her footsteps, Edeline travelled to New Mexico this season and became inspired by the concept of feminine courage. A trait that had a strong presence in both O’Keeffe’s artwork and personal life.
The collection I saw earlier today, presented a series of abstracted, three dimensional shapes stacking onto dresses, sweatshirts and t-shirts – a theme which resonates with the O’keeffe iconography of flowers.
The most prominent feature in Edeline’s work this season are the knots and ties. The knots and ties sit deliberately on the hips, shoulder and waist to playfully exaggerate the female form.
Cimone’s AW17 series dominated the runway with a powerful collection of structural design.
The dynamic collection presents us with uncompromising shoulder lines, creating the powerful silhouette of a broad shoulder. A pivotal distinct form first sighted in the 1940’s with the heavy use of shoulder pads.
A decade that also grew fond of volume, peplum, batwing sleeves and exaggerated proportions. All of which Pearson (former Stella McCartney designer) has managed to creatively redefine with an unconventional, futuristic twist.
More notably, the pieces feature a bold collision of symmetry and asymmetry, a playful experimentation that is surprisingly well balanced and easy on the eye.
If symmetry and asymmetry isn’t contrasting enough, Pearson further outlines the sculpted garments with the use of chromatic and achromatic colour.
It is clear that despite conflict, the Cimone team have managed to orchestrate a series of chaotic elements into a rather spectacular collection.
Something we all felt was well worth applauding for by the end of the show.
How much fun does Billie Jacobina’s AW17 collection look?
Billie Jacobina won the Ones to Watch award in September and rightly so. Her fashion week presentation displayed a spectacular and eye-catching sight of her remarkable imagination. Billie’s collection had so many different elements in terms of texture and I would love to see someone like Susie Bubble rock that translucent jacket.
For more information and to browse Billie Jacobina’s current collection visit BillieJacobina.com
Expect captivating pieces from N&S GAIA next Autumn Winter as models lined up a succession of naturally dyed silks and detailed hand-woven embroidery. Inspired by mother nature and greek goddesses their LFW AW17 show presented free-flowing layers of silk with earthy tones and vivid embellishments.