Monday, 21 February 2011

Behind the scenes at LFW

This was the first day I spent a good few hours at Somerset House soaking in the general atmosphere (rather than just walking around London and shopping..).
The designers exhibition rooms allowed for a close up view of some sample pieces from their collections straight off the catwalk for press and buyers to gawp at.

Here are some of my favourites..

Beautiful tweed coats at Jean-Pierre Braganza, the draping sits just right.
A Friend by the AF Vandevorst duo, reasonably priced but still retaining that Vandevorst aesthetic and merging of luxe fabrics..
"Hot new label" Insideout with a full monochromatic collection on display. Their SS 11 collection selling out from Selfridges and Colette apparently. I love anything black and white with every shade in between. Warning: will take a few good Googles to get decent brand info!
Some amazing costume jewellery from Mawi, with generous usage of rose gold, a very opulent collection indeed! Was admiring the ruby red and emerald green jewel encrusted pieces.
Found this adorable Jackie JS Lee back pack (never made it to the presentation, oops!). Some lovely camel highlights and I will be looking out for that bag.
Was really excited to see the Holly Fulton pieces up close - I thought this was a strong collection, another masterful use of geometric shapes, multiple materials and eye-catching embellishments. Yum.
Front......And back!

A collection which really came to life up close was David Koma. The fabrics just felt so damn good!
Stunning dresses all the way up the wall.. Looks like watercolour on paper. So delicate.
Felder Felder collection was punky and rock 'n' roll with a glamorous, high fashion edge. Beautiful hand-dyed leather pieces on show..
The smartest thing I've done this year so far is to forget my camera.. hence the 'meh' photos and lack of close ups. Also meant there are no pics from any shows because the camera I have just wasn't up to it...

Oh well, these are the ones I'm not too embarrassed to show and hope you guys get a glimpse of the loveliness of the garments up close (ish). Click on the photos for a meagre enlargement!

Catwalk photos courtesty of

1 comment:

  1. You neeeeed to post your Paris photos! I want to see!!!