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?
“Over indulgent, darker and sexier” were Holly Fulton’s words to describe her AW11 collection. And damn right she is. My favourite moment has got to be when one model ripped off her Christian Louboutin pigalles and sauntered down the runway like a pro. So rock ‘n’ roll.
This collection was sexy, fresh and absolutely to die for. The designer’s trademark detailed angular prints were out in full effect, but incorporated into beautiful fluid fabrics as well as structured skirts and dresses with fantastic layers of texture at every turn.
Expertly tailored and fitted to perfection, each garment was an art deco masterpiece with a twist, with beautiful pops of yellow, turquoise and such detailed embellishment that looked so luscious you almost wanted to eat them.
Fulton brought sexy back in her best show yet. Genius.
British Designer Caroline Charles held a quintessentially English affair at AW11 London Fashion Week.
Subtle brocade detail on velvets; embroidery, tasteful sequins, cinched in waists and rich brocade fabrics were seen in sumptuous colour palette of regal burgundies and navy. A splash of leopard print kept the looks fresh and tied in perfectly with the collection, but the elegant cocktail dresses sharp tailoring harped back to Charles’ couture background.
Clever details were seen in the watch fobs, equestrian style gloves, silk cravats and a selection of top hats, hunting and bowling hats were set to a classical soundtrack that inspired thoughts of rambling British countryside.