For every season I have ever attended of London Fashion Week I have made it an absolute rule that I attend the very first day. Basically the reason for this is the atmosphere. The atmosphere is electric- on fire with hundreds of individuals who between them form an A-Z of Haute couture designer brands and are each adorned with their own specific 'style'.
This London Fashion Week I was incredibly lucky to have been sent tickets to the Liz Black presentation at Vauxhall Fashion Scout for the first day of LFW. Not only did I get tickets for myself but also for my stunningly well dressed best friend/co-editor (we met via blogging, so dont believe everything they say about stranger danger). Although on the note of strangers I hasten to add, beware of street style photographers. They will follow you.
Liz Black, Vauxhall fashion scout, AW14
Tights: Urban outfitters Chiffon blouse Topshop Black dress: H&M Bangles: Vintage
Coco looks alot like she just walked out of a Mary Katranzou show so you'll have to ask her.
I promise this is an unflattering photo, but street style photographers are relentlessly taking unflattering photos. So I thought in the spirit of fashion week I had to post this.
SOFT GRUNGING AT LFW DAY 2
So yesterday a street style photographer told me that 'if I was any more soft grunge i'd be dip dyeing my cat. I wasnt entirely sure how to respond to this, but luckily I had a presentation to attend too so I kind of just strutted off.
I strutted my way to the Bolzoni&Walsh and Orla Kiely presentation where as soon as I got through the door I was greeted by two very adrogynous models on moter bikes. This presentation was a perfect way to highlight the androgynous side to Bolzoni&Walsh's asthetic. In a seperate room were photos of the rest of the collection including gorgeous velvet suits.
Upstairs was a completley diffrent story. Delicate models with beehives and eyeliner sat at type writers occasionally getting up to show off their elegant 60's clothing. I am fascinated and over joyed at the sudden sixties revival going on at the moment, feminine shapes paired with monochrome colours.
And despite the fact I was running the risk of being violently attacked by a fellow photographer I recorded a little footage for you:
I then battled with public transport for a good hour or two and found myself back at Vauxhall fashion scout in time for Dans La Vie ( Rira Sugawara). The collection was inspired by 'the dark experiences of cyber attack' this seemed a very abstract concept, so I was not entirely sure what to expect. Luckily I was front row this time so the footage is slightly clearer however I dont think it quite gets across the atmosphere, the whole show seemed very dark and surreal. I loved the snake skin textures and striking face coverings. Anyway it's really a collection everyone should experience for themselves so i'm going to leave you to interpret it your own way.