London Fashion Week

So after a crazy busy week which involved seeing The Holy Shits aka the bloody Foo Fighters play a tiny secret show at Islington Assembly Hall last Friday and what seems like getting a hundred trains in the space of a week, I can finally sit down and write about my favourite shows from London Fashion Week.

Whilst writing this I am watching Susie Bubble's backstage short documentary on BBC…she's so effortlessly cool.

Anyway, onto my favourite bits.

Firstly, my former employer - Whistles.  They have just delved into the world of menswear.  I always enjoy their limited edition collection and find they always have one or two really stand out pieces, for this collection it was the layered tassels and punched out garments.

Next,  the much talked about Ashley Williams.  For her first solo show Ashley chose geisha girls as her inspiration and was inspired by Vietnamese prostitutes in the 60's (of course); bra's layered over t-shirts, bubble gum pink and school-girl scribbles was the look that proved that East London style is not dead.

Christopher Kane is one of my all time favourite designers, and, although his collection felt slightly wintery in certain terms, the detail in the collection was a personal highlights from all shows.  Ropes, tulle, satin... we're clearly going to be seeing a lot of different textures next year and I am so excited at the prospect of having something filtered down to the high street that isn't just monochrome/folk inspired etc etc.  Kane always provides something special, this collection was dedicated to his late teacher, mentor and friend Louise Wilson and this collection was inspired by drawings from his time at college which is a pretty cool touch.

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