Day 2. Feet remarkably recovered and today was about watching a lot of live streams on the sofa. The wonders of technology, eh?
We spotted some outfits on the runway on day 2 of LFW that could were a little Sherlock Holmes or a twist on the contemporary suit at Daks, Christopher Raeburn, Jasper Conran, Palmer Harding, Todd, J JS Lee, Lynn and Issa London, which defeinitely had the most stylish hats.
All white now
Fresh white outfits remain a big thing this coming winter. I loved Antipodium’s super flattering, flared dress, Julien Macdonald’s slinky body-con numbers (his first show for quite a while) and J JS Lee’s slouchy suits.
New York Fashion Week is known for presenting super-wearable collections for people that don’t want to stand out in the fashion pack toooo much, but today Clements Ribeiro gave us punch florals, Orla Kiely pretty, simple pastels, cute cardis with squirrels and prim furry coats and collars, while Jasper Conran served up some sixties-inspired dresses in pop-tastic orange and pinks as well as more muted browns and plums.
Love it or hate it, River Island’s show with its Rihanna-designed collection (RiRi for RI?!) attracted as much attention as any of the cutting-edge designer shows…check out our update. The Saturdays sat FROW at Julien Macdonald in an identikit leg-baring pose. Impressive.
We love a futuristic shapes and sci-fi inspired collections and Moschino Cheap & Chic, David Koma and Thomas Tait got us excited. So much so that I’m off to the shows later wearing shiny silver shoes and a huge handbag.
Moschino’s collection was playful and wearable with hints of the brand’s back-catalogue, as you’d expect, while David Koma’s structured leather and mesh creations definitely had sex appeal. I loved the metal waist belts, perky peplums, concentric circle print and ribbed leather – can’t wait to see this collection up close! But the fashion pack went crazy for Thomas Tait and his very distinctive aesthetic of pared-down tailoring and hi-tech construction. It’s a little bit sporty – but not as we know it. Yes- there were socks and sandals.
Fun, lairy wallpaper, the seventies and eighties were all big influences in the House of Holland collection, which also featured cocktail prints. I liked the tortoiseshell accessories and seventies-style vinyl macs but the wallpaper print suits were certainly eyecatching!
P.S. Cara Delevingne count: Three shows (I think!) and in the audience at Rihanna for River Island.
Pics: Vogue, Style.com and The Telegraph.