As London Fashion Weekend didn't really go to plan for me and my VBF earlier this year, I really wanted to make the most of my outfit for this fashion event (whilst trying to factor in how cold the car-park would be!), as it was the first real runway show I had ever been to. In the end I went for this...
I'd been looking for an opportunity to wear these floral trousers for ages, and this event seemed the perfect place! My Mister opted for his Merc Harrington Jacket, Fred Perry jumper and Paul Smith jeans, doesn't he look the part? :). My top was from the current River Island sale for £20, and my trousers are Topshop via Recycle Boutique, £3.99! My shoes are Vivienne Westwood Melissa Mary-Janes; I've had them for years and they are so comfortable!
So once we were ready, we set off car-park bound, and what a pleasant surprise it was when we got there. The floor had been made to look really cool and edgy, with low-coloured lighting and old skool R 'n' B and Hip-Hop coming from the DJ's decks. There was a little pop up bar where you could have a drink, and a table full of mocktails, complimentary with your ticket. We had about a half an hour wait before we were allowed into the runway area, but this made it all the more exciting. I felt like Carrie Bradshaw before one of her fabulous invite-only parties!
Once in the runway area, we bagged a seat on the third row, so our view was pretty good of the show. We even got a little goodie bag full of vouchers (and chocolate!) as part of our visit. There was a massive blank canvas set up at the end of the runway, where a graffiti artist worked whilst everything was going on, and Ruff Diamond Crew, an amazing break crew opened and closed the show. The show itself ran for an hour, with break-dancers also coming down the runway in between the fashions. Most of the fashions were by up and coming local designers, but the highlights for me were Kate Gorman Design, because her jewellery was so unusual yet perfect for the runway, and Dimesso Designs, because the detailing was so intricate. I also enjoyed the Woven Menswear section, as the tailoring was remarkable (and its also where I bought my Mister's Merc Jacket!).
|Waiting for the show!|
|Ruff Diamond Crew|
|Live Graffiti Art|
|Kate Gorman Designs|
|Paul Danan models Woven Menswear|
To finish off an amazing night, we popped to Chiquito's for a late dinner, and rounded everything off in true Carrie spirit, with a nice cocktail!
What would you wear for a runway show?
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