Boris Johnson, The Mayor of London has had the fashion world in quite a stir, as fashionista's flocked in full force to Somerset House for the grand opening of London Fashion Week. Mr Johnson gave a speech about his thoughts on fashion and the future plans for the fashion industry for 2012.
Despite Boris being surrounded by fashionista's across the globe, and being at a high profile event, he looked like his usual self; unruly, windswept locks and a basic boardroom suit. Even when asked as to who he was wearing in regards to his suit, he quite casually repled "i dont know... a suit" , but he went on to say "I am wearing a very fashionable polyester tie made in England, which came from a free school which I opened in West London".
The six day event was in full swing as London-based Irishman Paul Costelloe's Spring-Summer2012 collection kicked off the biannual event, with 1960's inspired pieces. I wonder if Mr Johnson was inspired by anything he saw today?
Swedish designer Fannie Schiavoni has turned the word accessory into a whole new meaning, with her unique take on chains, and how they're worn is what keeps her in the fashion eye. This dress was displayed at London Fashion Week 2010. Its a statement within itself its bold, fierce and although it oozes sex appeal probably best suited for the more edgier person. For the mere fact that it reminds me of a re-vamped version of an old suit of armour, is what i think makes it so fashion forward, fresh and original. It instantly screams at the Lady Gaga's or Rihanna's of this world.
This outfit is very New York City chique. Although it was designed for the spring/summer collection, to me it has an autumnal feel with the moderate pastel colours fused together in the top. This look is versatile, as it opens itself up to both formal and casual wear, for example it can be played down by wearing pumps by day, and more glam by adding heels for evening wear.
The perfect accessory is the Mulberry bag which gives it that City look, and together with the top it gives it that touch of class. The style of these cropped trousers is relevant to the season, and the colours are pitched at the right level too; it's a desirable ensemble, both pieces complement each other effortlessly.The top alone will attract much attention, therefore no need to accessorise this further; the ruffled neckline adds an air of sophistication.You will feel ready to face anything that lies ahead during the day in this sublime outfit.