Friday, 26 February 2010

LFW: Menswear: Aitor Throup

After the madness of the past five days what a welcome relief is what to finally work some menswear shows. Generally, they seem a lot more relaxed and of course the hair and make up takes alot less time. My first show of the day was Aitor Throup, and it wasn't a show but an installation, it was easily one of my favourite to attend, I just loved the concept and I hope my pictures do the installation justice. Walking around I couldn't help but think that if anyone ever doubts that fashion is art is to look at installations just like this one.

It's especially interesting that inspite of the conceptual nature of the installation there's some great tailoring and pieces amongst the art of the installation:

I like the way the red leather is stitched on to the bottom of the trouser to almost look like a red soul of a shoe....

I found these trousers to be especially interesting as they seemed to be made with raw sequins, it almost resembles fish scales. It just seemed like such a great use of texture for a pair of trousers.

all images shot by me.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

LFW: Issa F/W 10.11

After last seasons antics, I was so glad to be back at Issa again this season, it's always such a fun show to be at with perfect hair and bright make up. After running in from a snowy London, Issa had the best backstage food with cups of tea and chocolate cornflake cakes. The clothes this season were alot more formal but still sparkled with the fun sense of dressing that Issa has become famous for. In particular this season there were some great shoes and bags.

All pictures shot by me.

Monday, 22 February 2010

LFW: Holly Fulton

After the crazy atmosphere of Fashion East, Holly Fulton was alot more relaxed affair. Taking place on the 3rd floor of Somerset House at night, the air was filled with hair dryers and chatting models. I love the classic up do and red lips, and the Louboutin shoes are divine!

I love this shot from the back with the brilliant aqua sheen of the dress against that flash of red soul:

LFW: Fashion East

Fashion East has been one of the most fun shows this week, with three different designers; Nasir, Heikki & Michael van der Ham. Taking place in the vaults of Somerset House it gives the whole show a very different mood, going backstage as like discovering some secret fashion show with models in full body paint in one room, ethereal floaty dresses in another and dresses with harness detail in the final room. The variety in the following pictures I hope begins to show what a wonderful and varied backstage area it was, it really felt like being at the Rio Carnival:

(all pictures by me)

Friday, 19 February 2010

London Fashion Week Day 1: Hakaan F/W 10.

Carine Roitfeld outside the Hakaan show.
What a start to London Fashion Week! Hakaan is one of the most exciting brands I've seen for awhile, for a show debut the front row included Kate Moss & Carine Roitfeld, whilst Natalia, Lara, Anja & Natasha walked the show. The pieces were a master of construction, and very, very sexy. Something that London often misses out on.


Street Style:

Kate Moss

Maria Carla

Anja Rubik

Emmanuelle Alt

Imogen Morris-Clarke

Rose & Ranya