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Monday, 20 February 2012

London Fashion Week - The Best of Day 3

For me, Sunday 19 February AKA Day 3 of London Fashion Week was full of Autumn/Winter style highlights. I was eagerly anticipating Twenty8Twelve's presentation, some glitzy sophistication from Matthew Williamson, and effortless cool, as always, from Swedish designers Acne.

Tapping into one of my favourite trends Twenty8Twelve presented some gorgeous tailored jackets and coats inspired by the cuts of 1960's London. Top picks included a beautiful, soft-looking suit jacket in light grey with an almost collarless neckline and a cropped grey jacket with black Chanel-style trim and gold button details. As always I was also loving the shorts - in a whole host of lengths, colours, fabrics, patterns, and even with attached waistcoat in the shape of braces. The neatly grown-up feel to this collection was complemented perfectly by splashes of colour throughout - green, fuchsia, orange - and a sense of fun popped up in funky pieces like a retro-styled jade green t-sheet. After seeing this coherent collection of urban style, next season I'll be teaming huge slouchy scarves with a splash of colour, a sharp jacket, and 60's hair and make-up.    

Matthew Williamson's Autumn/Winter 12 collection was perhaps the one I was most excited about. Being a sucker for a bit of sparkle and always drawn in by the whimsical, bohemian charm of the designer's distinctly feminine style, I was looking forward to being wowed by some pretty-pretty but not matchy-matchy pieces. And MW certainly didn't disappoint. Think sophisticated dresses reminiscent of 1920s glamour, in peacock palettes, glittering gold flecks, floaty chiffon, and tight fur scarves. Warming and co-ordinating layers of red, browns, yellows, and opulent greens, golds, and blues, appeared on clever cut-outs, printed pleats, the ultimate pencil skirts and shifts, as well as neat lines in tailored trousers, jackets and coats. My favourites included mosaic embellishments, explosions of colour on full length flowing dresses, and flecked fur collars.   

Perhaps saving the best until last, Day 3 ended with Acne's Autumn/Winter 12 catwalk show. There was something almost futuristic about the structured shapes and thick-belted cinched in waists as the Acne fembots strutted their super-sleek silhouettes down the catwalk on super-high heels. Shining red leather and goggle-like sunglasses added to the sense that Acne has shifted it's laid-back effortless cool up a notch. This is high fashion, people, for the masses. It takes a little courage to walk in those towering heels, but the normal woman can definitely pull off the gorgeous one shoulder red leather dress, the belted quilted jacket with a pencil skirt in the same brown/green shades, and the space utility chic of a silver gauzy blouse, front-split white skirt, and wide control panel waist belt. A perfect finale to a fantastic day of shows.

Best look of the day - Matthew Williamson

Today , Day 4, I'll be keen to catch the Burberry Prorsum, Fashion East, and McQ shows. Watch this space!

To find out more about the LFW schedule, click here: LONDON FASHION WEEK.   

Enjoy! :-)

Sunday, 19 February 2012

London Fashion Week - Day 3

Day 3 of London Fashion Week features shows by some of my favourite designers.

Check out the schedule here: Sunday 19 February.

Here's my pick of ones to watch on the catwalk today:

Mulberry - Click here to watch the live show of the Autumn/Winter 12 collection on the Mulberry website (from 10am GMT). I'm excited to see, as always, Mulberry's spot-on luxury English fashion pieces. Today's show is also expected to include a peek at the Mulberry Del Rey - a stunning new bag created in honour of chart-topping American songstress Lana Del Rey (Born To Die).

Twenty8Twelve (presentation) - Edgy, accessible, London fashion label launched in 2007 by sister duo Sienna and Savannah Miller, and still lovingly creating fresh and funky designs (although with S&S no longer at the helm as Creative Directors).

Matthew Williamson - First introduced to Matthew Williamson by his Butterfly collection for Designers at Debenhams, I love this designer's laid-back approach to glamour; combining femininity, fun, and effortless style in a range of pieces that appeal to many different women. Hoping to see some rich colour and, of course, some glitzy embellishments!  

Acne - Super cool Swedish label, once upon a time known for it's characteristic jeans and now globally recognised for creating a sense of subtle luxury, understated high fashion, and stuff real people wear!    

Enjoy! :-)