Our day started at the Fashion Scout premises. Elisa's collection was very much about the 20s/30s vintage look, and I mean vintage, not "interpretation of". Vivid and colourful with a strong Oriental influence in splashes of reds/pinks/oranges and textured hair in flat paper-like waves. My favourite outfit (pictured) was the long black velvet dress a la Morticia Adams.
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The invitation and lookbook looked very intriguing, the collection was titled "Sunburst". The dresses promised a robotic, futuristic aesthetic, and who doesn't like a little galactical flair here at AoB? Pleats, I've coveted the tiny pleat ever since Hermes came out with the pleated scarves (of which I own one, of course)
They also gave us gourmet shimmer-covered truffles. This immediately catalogues this show under "awesome".
I was very much drooling over these metal belts
The pleats take this trench somewhere else. Perfect comb of classic travelling to the 40th century. And she's walking on blue
I loved the modern 30s beauty of the models, it was all very glossy
This was probably my favourite piece along with the trench, it made an impact when she swung the little seafoam number down the runway. I guess it's kind of Versace. I like it a lot.
Never one to miss a good shot of cobalt..
As in many shows, I thought the following was out of character, but nevertheless it's very striking.
And here we have another collar, because collars are furiously happening.
The coked-out look of the models was reason enough for these clothes to work. There is no other way of doing minimal, than with wet hair and a black eye. I enjoyed this collection, it was very androgynous and yet there was an angelic quality to it, it was very fluid.
The muted palette opened up to include a selection of olives and teals in an array of textures, and fur- wasn't LFW strongly marked by the resurgence of fur? It was everywhere. The shoes generally matched the bottom garment giving this a slightly retro feel.
Temperley was one of my most awaited shows (it's my favourite brand shown at LFW) and it was supremely crowded. The setting was beautiful. I had in front of me the girl with the bird on her head, you'll see her in all style publications I'm sure
The mood was regal; it was all very ladylike, very Orient Express with the fox fur hats and the matching accesories. A succession of rich fabrics and intricate beading, there weren't any big surprises for me here but it was thoroughly enjoyable. I particularly like the very modern square-sequinned skirts and jackets mixed in with the prints on silk.
Belt with chains? YES
Completely enamoured with the hairstyle. I took hundreds of pictures of the hair.
There is something post-war austere about the aesthetique in this show, which really balances out the baroque that's characteristic of Temperly. This outfit was one of my favourites, and the model, too. The soft metallic, the velvet accents.
The pattern of these sequins is hypnotising. Are they even round?
I thought it was so funny how this model was getting her nails done while chatting to his friend backstage. I also bumped into my friend Yvan. He is seriously everywhere.
We didn't get good seats cause we were hanging out inside...and frankly, waiting outside is a bit boring.
Very poetic Transiberian talk in the press release- I actually found Temperley a lot more transiberian than this. This was, in true Issa style, quite 60s, and I love that. Unapologetically so, folk prints and all. Some people were commenting backstage that they already saw this fifty years ago, but I didn't, so no prob. I also really like the makeup.
I wouldn't say that it was as edgy as other shows I've attended this season..I do not think it was as modern or groundbreaking...It was very me, however.
You'll notice my favourite outfits because I get quite obsessed about taking a good photo. Can you believe I took this from where I was climbing on top of my neighbour sitting? Yes, I adore this dress!
You fail to see movement in a picture, the movement was insane. The hair and the skirt bounced in unison.
This one was also very special, probably the most special. Love a little deco.
And this was the other look that truly summoned what's so fresh about 30+60s right now. Thirties deco meets sixties in London. Extra points for the model appearing to be naked. This was the guy's favourite outfit.
There was a parallel current going on, of oriental brocades on thick green silk. I failed to photograph many of them, they weren't my favourite, but here you have a sample
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