Monday, 17 March 2014

London Fashion Weekend: February 2014

So here I was again, getting my fix of London Fashion Weekend! I again went on the Thursday, but this time I went in the morning as, knowing what I'm like, I would need all the time I could get! I don't know if it was just me, but it seemed a little bit smaller than last time...it felt like there were fewer exhibitors, but I'm not sure. I wanted to take a bit of time with this post as I find it's a great resource for the upcoming season, something that you and I can look back on for inspiration. 

Anyway, we went to go and get our goody bags (designed by Julien Macdonald) and found this lovely lot inside:



What I got:

  • Lavazza coffee- very glad I got this because a) I'm a coffee addict and b) my supply of Lavazza coffee was running low ;) 
  • Essie Nail Polish in Naughty Nautical- I haven't tried this yet, but will be doing a review soon!
  • Label M Brunette Dry Shampoo- I usually do very well with the Label M freebies I've been getting from LFWend, but unfortunately I can't use this as it's too dark :( 
  • Beauty Bar- happily ate this while waiting for the catwalk to begin; such a yummy treat that's healthy for you too! Will definitely be getting these again!
  • Maybelline New York Baby Lips Hydrate- MY NEW OBSESSION!!!!!! I have fallen in love with this (I now understand the hype)! Super easy to apply and it's a lot less fiddly than Vaseline. 
Then it was catwalk time! Unfortunately our seats were a little further back than last time, but we were further down so we could get a great long view of the catwalk. Warning: if you're going to be taking pictures from the third row, you will get serious arm ache from holding your camera up!




We were again in the capable hands of Angela Scanlon, who eased us through each collection. 

1. Precious Metals
Designers such as Antonio Beradi and Balmain went for vibrant hues with an iridescent finish. Shiny separates and lot's of sparkle! Here are some examples:


Christopher Kane
Courtesy of missmarples.co.uk 
Balmain
Courtesy of dalabooh.com
Here's what I saw at LFWend!



















What I saw: Embellished trousers, metallic pinks, silks, baroque gold and black, hi-shine skirts, masculine tailoring, pussy-bow shirts. 


2. Flower Power
With the return of spring came the return of the blooms. Jonathan Saunders and Preen showed beautiful examples, from sixties inspired prints to oversized motifs. Here are some examples:

Jonathan Saunders
Courtesy of http://vintik.co/ 
Christian Siriano
Courtesy of 
http://vintik.co/
And here's what I saw at LFWend!













What I saw: Graphic florals paired with stripes, biker jackets, bold florals, white trousers.

3. Lace Embrace
This season, one of the ways to layer is with lace. Take inspiration from Elie Saab and enbrace sheer! Here are some examples:

Elie Saab
Courtesy of 160grams.com

ChloƩ
Courtesy of dazeddigital.com
Here's what I saw at LFWend!












What I saw: Pencil skirts, crochet, peplum, sheer panels, crop tops, paired with bright colours, monochrome. 

4. Good Sport
The sports luxe trend continues into SS14- think exaggerated silhouettes, netball skirt pleats and round shoulders from the likes of T by Alexander Wang and Milly. Here are some examples: 

T by Alexander Wang
Courtesy of 
http://oracletalk.com/

Milly
Courtesy of wishwantwear.com













What I saw: Bejewelled necklines, collars, leather, bomber jackets, big belts, sheer overlaying, sweatshirts, PU, strap heels, stripes. 

After the show, we had a quick look around the pop up shops in the courtyard and in the main house. I did buy two things; a Charlotte Taylor polo neck and a ring from My Flash Trash, which I wore to the Calzedonia Bip Ling #DenimDays customising event I went to recently. You can see photos of them here!

Oh hello Taylor Swift dress ;)






Did any of you go to London Fashion Weekend too?

Gx
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