london fashion week was really short in comparison to new york fashion week. london fashion week definitely had it's own vibe--very european, eclectic, and carefree. if i had to pick one fashion week over the other i'd pick new york's because they had more options to choose from and i liked more of the shows from ny. i hope you enjoy the selections i put together.
charles anastase- I LOVEDDDDDD THE HIGH HEEL PLATFORM LACEUP BOOTS! gahhh! they are so amazing. instant cool. you can see how much i'm freaking out about this. i love this grungy lolita look. i didn't think the confederate belt that was featured was cool though. the girl in the second look from the left just looks so geeky cool, right?
nathan jenden- i really loved nathan jenden spring 2009 and i am also loving fall 2009. nathan is a really talented designer with a fun, young, and thoughtful vision.
viviene westwood red label- viv westwood is such a rebel, and i like that and the fab schoolgirl looks she was churning out. i'd love to wear these looks to school, but it's like i'm living in the arctic circle up here in chicago.
twenty8twelve-i really liked this show. it seemed like it was based off of stuff sienna would wear all the time. this was a really good runway debut. look at jourdan's legs! she is the model to the far left and to the far right.
richard nicoll-this show was a really interesting take on clothes and the feel of the clothes was really fresh. i loved his corsetry and i hope to see some of these looks on the red carpet.
christopher kane- i absolutely love the skirt to the far left. i think i'm going to try and make it (i have no idea how to sew, but maybe i can make this my project). the only thing i hated about this collection was the multicolored velvet striped dresses. like narciso rodriguez's weird cow print suits, they made me a bit sick.
giles- the show was all over the place, but i liked it anyway. it was styled by the eccentric katie grand.
issa-i loved the flowing dresses and gowns and how effortlessly glamorous all the models looked. of course it's easy to look perfect when you have world class hairstylists and make up artists doting on you.
josh goot- clean and simply beautiful. the color palette included pale petal pink, nude, black and white.
louise goldin- i loved the futuristic knitwear line and the extra bright blue stripe of eyeshadow (hard to see in this collage) and the long bangs all the models wore.
luella- i love luella bartley, she has such a fun and young vision. it is totally unique and all of her looks always bring a smile to my face! she loves polka dots, and she does them well. i also loved seeing pixie geldof (farthest to the right) on the runway, i love her look.
marios schwab-this collection was perfect from the very start. this is another fall 2009 collection that i want to see on the red carpet often. the dresses were so well made and so creative.
ossie clark- i loved the cute cuts of the clothes and the colors and prints of the clothes. the curved collars of the coats were adorable.
peter pilotto-i loved his spring 2009 collection and i loved his fall 2009 collection. his looks remind me a bit of erdem and jonathan saunders, but of course he has his own distinctive touch that i love.
roksanda ilincic- zany, quirky, yet classic and cute. this collection is for the businesswomen, or working woman with a great sense of style and a bright outlook on life. one of my favorite pieces was the dress in the middle with the bright aquamarine top, nude skirt and burgundy band at the waist. this collection was also one of my favorite collections that were shown at london fashion week.
FASHION WEEK NOTES
central saint martins- they showed 179 looks. hoy mackarel! i barely liked any of the looks though, since the show was so abstract.
topshop unique- very 80s and most of the looks were hard to pull off. some of the individual pieces were great though.
todd lynn- it was a good show, but it seemed like a rip off of givenchy.
jaeger london- good but not great. the last few looks blew me away but for most of the show i felt like the designer was holding back. i get so annoyed when 3/4 of the show is boring and then 1/4 of the show is amazing.
erdem- i liked it, and expect to see some of these looks on the likes of thandie newton. all of the pieces weren't really my style though and i feel like i've seen this look so many times before from erdem.
danielle scutt- this was an ambitious collection with a color palette of red, white and black. there was obviously a lot of work put into this and i got the appeal of a few of the looks...but overall i just wasn't feeling it.
mary catrantzou- these ensembles were printed with robot armor, it was an interesting collection but not exactly appealing to me.
mark fast- things were so short, so tight, so ripped and so sheer that the collection was pornographic at some points.
graeme black- i liked the shoes and some of the finale dresses...but otherwise this collection seemed to be a mess.
sinha-stanic- i liked this collection. a lot of loose draping with chiffon, and cool prints.
NEXT STOP MILAN!