LFW AW2012 Day 5: Photo Diary & Catwalks (David Korma, Holly Fulton)

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Day 5 was the last day of female catwalks, so I celebrated by wearing my lips.

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Jacket: Yves Salomon
Lips headpiece: Benoit Missolin 2009

Needless to say my lips were photographed to exhaustion. Told ya. Drop something on your head and suddenly everybody thinks you're stylish. I almost wanted to rebel to this and not wear them. But i really adore my lips.

DAVID KOMA

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The famous vodafone chargers under each front row seat. I think this was an amazing idea.

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David Koma was very rigid in terms of movement, with the models lifelessly stepping forward like robots to some mathematically engineered drums. It was all very technical and gave a certain feel of alien invasion.

Koma drew inspiration "from ancestral portraits, the slender elegance of the 1920s and the minimal fashion detailing of the 1960s". I'm sure the references were as complex as the press release says: to the untrained eye it was a solemn retro taken to a futuristic level.

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You'll notice the shoes immediately, they were designed in collaboration with Alain Quilici and feature a sculpted dog detail on the heel, that replicates the animal in the "Marchesa Luisa Casati" by Boldini painting (quoted as a reference). They transport the outfit to a world of surrealism. The little panelled capes portruding at the front and back of dresses are, again, very Dalí in my eyes.

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The high collars added rigidness and masculinity. The waist cutouts are so 60s.

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Sportswear influences firmly in place

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The hair barretes were very interesting

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This was one of my favourite outfits; many others are very effective but not particularly beautiful. I thought this one was quite becoming. I love the booties, I think the heel works particularly well in white.

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This was also a very special dress

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Big details

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Peplums everywhere

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Enter a splash of colour in the form of deep sapphire blue

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This was one of the most effective outfits, incredible costume in blue. The model is regal aswell.

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Space Channel glitter

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HOLLY FULTON

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I've been obsessed with Holly Fulton since I saw her extraordinary work in the Designer Exhibits (more to come about that later) and I was very much looking forward to her show.

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The press release refers to Lady Chatterley, exotic plants and glass houses. The color palette is restricted to fuchsias and turquoise; the prints very much psychedelic deco.

The show started with bold pinks and corals, hue on hue

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The styling of the models was very brave and I'm not entirely sure i like it. I'm sure it's meant to be free, or contemporary. It just looks a bit unkempt and frizzy, and isn't flattering to any of the models.

I love this dress. Note the double cuff jewelery.

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At certain points of the show I was sure I was seeing Pucci. It's the deco, the psychedelia, the multiple tones of a single color.

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Back to the future in a spectacular leather jacket

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This was one of my favourite dresses. The prints work particularly well on silk and the embellishments are kept to a mininum but are very special. I'll also say- the hairstyle works so much better on a brunette.

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The papercut collar!

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The hem of the dress in origami- perfect execution.

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The prevalent bold aesthetic turned to electric turquoise

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I love this outfit! Everything about it. It is so carefree cool, no layering, just clothes on skin. I am a huge fan of her jewelery aswell.

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The palm tree patterns were one of my favourites.

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The pendant necklace!

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I'm glad I got a shot of this model. Snake neck tattoo with palm tree prints? Yes please.

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The shoes were Louboutin, and they were basic black patent courts.

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All photos (c) Diana Anastasia for Adventures of Barbarella. Please quote & link if used