Sunday, 19 February 2012

LFW AW12 Day 1 and 2 Round-Up.

London Fashion Week kicked off yesterday with a bang including some great shows from Felder Felder, PPQ and Emilia Wickstead to name a few.

Today saw the likes of Jasper Conran, House of Holland and John Rocha take to the catwalk to showcase their AW12 collections.

Here's the lowdown of day 1 and 2 of LFW AW12:

Day 1


Antoni & Alison saw a lot of losely fitted mini dresses sporting lots of bright colours and abstract prints. There was also the appearance of a few maxi dresses like the one pictured above. I love the mix between the black and white tuxedo-like top mixed with the gold sequin maxi skirt.

Caroline Charles showcased lots of fur, leopard print, houndstooth, plaid and sophisticated prints. The collection was relatively dark in colours, with the few objections of a orange dress velvet dress teamed with an orange jacket, tights and shoes.

The Orla Kiely show was less of a traditional catwalk but more of a staged party with a 1940's theme. The 'guests' were dressed in prom dresses with gold collars, sparsely printed blouses with red hotpants and dresses with black and white stripes.

Lots of plaid was featured in the Corrie Nielson show. The plaid was styled in different ways, from red plaid skirts to black plaid shirts with sheer material detailings on the collar. There were also lots of big black dresses with lots of volume.

Fyodor Golan had a lot of black leather, metallic greens, leather boots,  fur, statement necklaces, flowy skirts, white sparkles and metal detailing in their AW12 collection. There was also a Gaga-esque outfit (pictured above) with a crown covered over with sheer white material.

The Bora Aksu show mainly consisted of floral patterns, light pink and grey pastel colours (with the exception of a few bright colours towards the end) and black suede lace up heels. I love the pastel colours!

There were lots of leather gloves, beige colours, countryside landscape prints, jumpsuits, girly pleats and black sparkles along with red and light pink. I particularly love the last part of the show with all the black sparkly dresses, some of which I can see being worn on the red carpet by A-list stars.

The Maria Grachvogel show saw lots of knee length leather boots, golds, loose cuts, fire prints, royal blues and reds.

Zoe Jordan saw the likes of ankle boots, girly leather, mahogany shades,  opaque tights, whites, oranges and dark peach colours. I especially love the mini dresses like the one in the picture above. I'd love to get my hands on a few!

Felder Felder showcased studded bodices, dark blues, modest sequins, busy prints and peep toe ankle boots. I love how they used the same print and styled it in different ways, for example: a mini dress like in the picture above, flowy top with clashing leggings and a print top with a black maxi skirt.

The Jean-Pierre Braganza show sported lots of purple shades, paisley prints, fur coats, fitted dresses, metallic embellishments, knitwear and shiny materials. I LOVE the outfit in the picture above! The oversized shirt goes with the patterned leggings perfectly!

The models walked with bicycles at the PPQ show. A lot of high-cut bodysuits, opaque tights, monochrome outfits, big scarves, statement coats and pretty dresses also made an appearance on the catwalk. Some of the dresses were stunning, and I love the bicycles they walked with, very original!

The Basso and Brooke show was packed full of clashing prints which made it one of the most eye-catching and interesting shows of the day. It was a particularly manly collection with lots of trousers and long jackets.

The last show of the day was Jena.Theo which was filled with denim of all colours. I love how casual the collection was which is relatable to near enough everyone.

Day 2

Daks started off day 2 of LFW with a mix of dark colours and smart tailoring. There were a mix of trousers and jackets, jumpsuits and dresses which were all styled impeccably. Checks, beiges and tweed also featured on the catwalk in additional to a few autumnal hues.

Clements Ribeiro showed hot pink accents in everything from coats to midis, along with large check and detailed floral prints. The models also sported lots of fuschia make-up as well.

The Jasper Conran show was extremely glamorous featuring lots of metallic leather and mongolian fur jumpers, along with gold glitter and tailor-fitted dresses.

The J. JS Lee catwalk was full of white colours, along with a few blacks  and graphite colours. The models also wore ankle boots which means we can get away with sensible footwear come autumn-winter.

Daughter of John, Simone Rocha made her mark on LFW by showcasing a collection of lace, black and metallic creations, with the addition of incredible tailoring, luxurious fabrics and loose androgynous shapes.

 Henry Holland did what he does best by injecting a bit of colour into LFW in the House of Holland show. The collection was full of colourful zigzags, oversized houndstooth checks and a colourful palette of reds, pinks, blues and greens. 

The John Rocha show was full of big jackets and dresses along with bodycon maxis and fur detailing. I also LOVE the models' hair!

The Christopher Raeburn show was one of the warmest shows this week. Full of puffy coats and shoes, we are definitely not going to be cold come the winter time.

7 comments:

  1. really love the basso and brooke collection, great post!


    The Gaslight Jungle

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    1. Same, it really brightened up day 1! Thank you!

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  2. Amazing post dear!

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  3. I loved Orla kiely the clothes and food were fab

    NRC ♥

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    1. It looked so good, if only I got to go :(

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  4. Aww thank you so much! I've taken a peak at your blog and it's really good and I'm following you!

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