Tuesday, 18 February 2014

London Fashion Week...a few highlights...

Hello my lovelies! Has anyone else been uber excited about how good London Fashion Week has been for the AW '14/15 season? I cannot believe how great some of the shows have been.  Unfortunately, I haven't had time to watch everything...work and shiz, you know the drill, but what I have watched I've adored!!  So I guess this post kind of summarises my highlights...the bits I think you need to go back and take a look at, even if you saw them the first time around! Welcome to my favourite bits from London Fashion Week...

I had to start this post with my ultimate favourite fashion mammy, yes you know what's coming...Dame Vivienne Westwood herself! This was the AW version of her Red Label, ready-to-wear collection...and if I were rich I'd be ready to wear it all!  The collection definitely referenced some of Westwood's previous works, with the return of the Mini-Crini (first seen in her 1985 collection of the same name), the heart jacket seen in the Harris Tweed collection (1987/88) and the striking Sarah Stockbridge similarities seen in some of the models, to name a few.  And then there was tartan...and lots of it! I know tartan is used in many Westwood collections, but it seems only she can manage to rework it and make it seem fresh and new.  I thought all of the looks were outstanding, and I can't remember ever loving a collection so much.

The return of the mini-crini
I adore this dress, stunning!
The Harris-Tweed  collection heart jacket returns
Tartan and stunning tailoring

So secondly, I want to talk about Mulberry's launch of the Cara bag.  Now I absolutely adore and admire Cara Delevigne, so I couldn't wait to see the reveal.  However, I have to say I was a little disappointed; I'm not keen at all on the backpacks, or the camouflage print.  But I did love the campaign! My VBF told me about the '#SeeYouSunday' video Mulberry released earlier in the week (you can view this here) which features Cara walking through a railway station interspersed with flashing images of the bags being made.  I also loved the reveal, which I won't spoil for you! If you haven't already seen it, watch it here!  I think it's great that Mulberry chose to reveal in this way, rather than on the runway.  And even though the bags aren't to my taste, I expect that with Cara's name associated, they'll be flying off shelves all over the world.  Go Cara!
The reveal of Mulberry's Cara collection
Although I didn't watch the show, I was blown away by the Sophia Webster campaign, what a fun way to display shoes!  The presentation put me in mind of Pop Art meets a Katy Perry video.  Beautiful shoes and a fun way to show them...I love a good creative difference! You can view the full gallery here.

Sophia Webster's presentation
Finally, I want to talk about Burberry, "The Bloomsbury Girls".  Last but by no means least, I could've cried at how beautiful this campaign was.  Nipped in trench coats, oversized bags, scarves and ponchos featuring gorgeous prints, Christopher Bailey channelled a picture of elegance and beauty down the runway.  And just when I thought it couldn't get any better, out stepped Paloma Faith!!! I LOVE Paloma.  Her voice was like velvet and she looked amazing.  Then Cara closed the show, sporting her own initials on her poncho, closely followed by all of the other models wearing the same.  Suki Waterhouse looked beautiful, Edie Campbell looked edgy, Cara walked like she owned the show...and Bradley Cooper was on the Frow...YUM...need I say more. Thank you Burberry!  Watch the campaign here, you won't regret it, I could watch it over and over!!

What have you enjoyed most from LFW?


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  1. i love vivienne westwood - thanks for sharing this post! need to have a good LFW catch up

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    1. I love Vivienne Westwood too, so glad you enjoyed the post, thank you!
      Thanks for telling me about the competition, I'll definitely enter :)


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