(Law from That’s so Yesterday)
On The Street
Today London Fashion Week kicked off for the Spring / Summer 2013 season. The vibe was more subtle, like a gentle fashion whisper than usual, which was reflected in the collections and in the people milling around Somerset House. Whether it will last the week or we will have a few booms and bangs is hard to say, what we can be sure of is a ton of exciting new inspiration which can be used now and into next year.
Key street style trends were a mingle of winter and summer fashions, due to this crazy weather we have been inflicted with this summer. Bright, cheerful and pastel colours were still a hit but mixed in with warm tartans and edgy studs. In fact everything was studded from jackets to jewellery. Touches of the sports-Luxe trend were apparent with lots of baseball caps, baseball jackets and trainers be it Nike’s or Isabel Marant Wedges. Neon too showed no sign of going away with flashes seen in jewellery, accessories and footwear. For winter faux-fur will be huge, although for a fresh take try it in loud colours such as emerald green, ruby red and cobalt blue – all mixed together of course!
On The Runway
9am – Opening LFW was Antoni & Alison now celebratig 25 years in the business! The presented ‘New Work’ to symbolise looking forward and not back, in an array of bright colours, a real feast for the eyes.
One of the models with the after the show with the ‘patchwork’ eye shadow
11am – Caroline Charles – Bright, happy, cheerful florals and a delicious use of colour clashing. Charles always presents a charming selection of hats, this season however they were given a subtle 90′ Gothic twist with rosary bead belts and a flash of bare mid-rift.
2pm – Corrie Nielsen – We were transported into a fairy forest, with butterfly beauty and caterpillar cocoon warmth and security. Ethereal, whipped cream gowns with structure and binding shapes.
3pm – Bora Aksu – From fairy land to fairy tales we were delved into a kingdom of crochet crowns and princesses in soft jewel tones. The silhouette is regal but with a soft, romantic tone.
4:30pm – Fam Irvoll – Showing Off-Schedule at Vauxhall Fashion Scout Fam had us all wondering what to expect with her cleverly titled collection ‘No thank you, Mr Botox’. Three old grannies stooped over and staggered down the runway, only to burst into dance to the sounds of ‘I’m to Sexy’ by Right Said Fred! Playful, cheerful and a real celebration of fun and fashion, with lust worthy peplum tops and cartoon printed dresses. Not to forget the doggies loafers!
So what did I wear to pound the cobbles at Somerset House? I based my outfit around the ‘impulse buy’ shoes you may remember me picking up the other week. Keeping it sleek with a nod to the sporty trend I paired the heeled trainers with a simple black pencil skirt, loose t-shirt and leather baseball cap.
(Leather cap eBay, Clutch bag & Lego keyring both gifts, Alexander Wang T-shirt and waistcoat, Vivienne Westwood pencil skirt, assorted jewellery, shoes from TK Maxx)
Fashion Pearls of Wisdom + TK Maxx for LFW
I have tons more photo’s from just this first day so I will be getting stuck into Pinterest and Facebook, will link you up once they are up and of course link back to all the fabulous people I’ve been snapping today! But now I need so beauty sleep before day two of LFW begins.
P.S You can also check out this amazing feature Allie did about me on Wardrobe Oxygen, thanks Allie