Monday, 27 February 2012

LFW Highlights.

First off I love the fact Mulberry brought a dog onto this years catwalk, I don't think it should have been dressed up, but it was cute none the less. And their whole 'into the wild' theme worked really well at bringing this high class english brand down a few levels, bringing out the child in everyone. Their collection was full of outerwear and essential pieces for Britons cold weather. Burberrys show wowed with its ending feature of snow (not real) on the catwalk, and their use of rich burgundies and blues in tailored form brought a very grown up sense to the show. Talking of grown up Jonathan Saunders ( this years winner of the BCF/Vogue fashion fund award ) seemed to prove to us all that he was worthy of the fashion fund award, as his show was named the 'best of the week'. His designs were thrown into a whole different direction to that seen previously. With strong tailoring, colouring and prints being the main focus. His use of contrasting fabrics (silk & cotton ) along with contrasting patterns ( diamonds & paisley ) meant he hit every trend on the head and stood out from the rest. Erdem also seemed to go in a different direction to their usual girly patterns and prints, instead going for a darker overall look. It seems like this season it's all about the three dimensional effects (mainly peplums) with Mary Katrantzou showing this perfectly in her structured skirts, tops and dresses. Along with David Koma who uses tubing along the empire lines and hems of his collection, texture and structure seem to only be getting bigger. But my personal favourite, purely for the extravagance and colour used was Meadham Kirchhoff. He brought out the best of the 70's disco using outrageous materials that resembled christmas tree decorations and bright colours which clashed horribly. They all worked. His insane use of make up on the models made this show unlike any other, even colouring their teeth. They seemed to put their all into this show and it payed off as they have managed to pack every trend into this spectacular show.



Jonathan Saunders


Mary Katrantzou

Meadham Kirchhoff

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