ASHISH

Howdy y'all (you'll figure out the need for the cowboy lingo furthur on in the post!) I feel as though the beginning of all of my LFW posts are starting to sound repetetive, if this is the case then I apologise. However, this one was a biggie, much anticipated on my behalf and highly spoken of, available exclusively at Topshop Oxford street, Net-a-Porter and the prestigious Browns I give you..... Ashish. His signature? Sequins, and boy was there pleanty of these. The Ashish woman is described as 'fun-loving, sexy, a sense of humour, she likes to make an entrance'.... anyone who wears Cowboy boots with the McDonalds logo, french fries and Heinz baked beans cans scattered on them most definitely has to have a sense of humour. There was some form of headwear on all of the models, baseball caps to feathered headressed to cowboy hats. What may have appeared as a fancy dress show actually translates beautifully into the life of the everday modern woman. The air was thick with fringing, animal print, chequered shirts and oversized garments which are all trends that we see everyday, the only difference being Ashish injects his clothes with sparkle and most of all fun. Opinions were varied about the collection and after all of the anticipation and buzz surrounding this particular show I found myself foot tapping and head bobbing along to the music, all the while smiling sweetly inside at the pleasantries of the clothes being paraded around before me.
P.S. I met the lovely Diana Vickers once the show had ended, what a beauty and a genuwinely lovely girl!
I wore LnA cape, Cos fringed leggings, New Look wedges... standard.

AMANDA WAKELEY



Another day at LFW, another spectacular show. Amanda Wakeley displayed contemporary glamour with luxurious fabrics making her work elegant, refined and handsomely alluring. Gladiator belts and chains dominated the runway accompanying clothing of neutral and bright colours as well as stunningly flowing prints. Almost every garment had some form of draping, not the first time this has been seen on the s/s 2011 catwalk. This married perfectly with Wakeley's portrayal of elegance and glamour, hinting at Grecian notes amongst her pieces. The fabulous jumpsuits created a contemporary feel amongst the rest of the collection proving that Wakeley is able to identify and entwine classic forms with modern trends.

MARK FAST

My second day of fashion week bought me to witness the genius creations of Mr. Mark Fast. Fast's work is intricate, sexy and mixes fun with danger. The barely there clothes, a mix of open-stich knits, fringing and Swarovski crystals are not to be taken lightly. The spring 2011 collection certainly requires bravery and the term 'bodycon' was taken to a whole new level. There was no fear in using colour, fabulous patent neon's were used in contrast with the stunningly dark and silky skin colour of some of the models as well as bright fringing swinging hypnotically from the hem lines of many of the dresses. The finale dress was however virgin white. The model appeared at the end of the runway, lit from behind giving off an angelic aura. The floor length white fringing and over sized white platforms blended wonderfully into the catwalk making the model appear as though she were floating down the runway. The perfect end to the perfect collection. Bravo Mr. Fast.
I wore, Topshop jumper dress, Reiss belt, New Look wedges.

JENA.THEO



On my first day of LFW I went to see the JENA.THEO runway show. JENA.THEO are two designers of British and Greek heritage who collaborated their unique styles of modern ideas. They use creative amounts of fabrics, some pieces have a lot, some have very little. The designers entertain the idea of the body's silhouette. The recent collection has a variation of colours and neutrals with almost every piece involving draping, which we are seeing across this years runways.

LFW DAY ONE




MAC studio
Wilbur&Gussie Charlie Occasion



First day of London Fashion Week did not disappoint! The BFC catwalk is situated in the centre of Somerset house, surrounded by a fantastic MAC boudouir and a Toni&Guy studio. The BFC Press Lounge is buzzing with writers keen to upload their work straight away onto their websites and blogs. The exhibiton is showcasing some fantastic new work as well as designers we all know and love such as French Sole, Lola Rose and Anna Lou Of London. I'll mostly be posting pictures of work by designers that grabbed my attention and pieces which I would wear myself, as well as fantastic street photography.
First day great finds: Akong London, Statement Jewellery with incredible attention to detail. Wilbur&Gussie coloured satin clutch handbags with animal clasps. Gearoge Angelopoulos handbags. Leather and stingray bags displaying gold and silver decoration inspired by futuristic paintings.
I wore, New Look sequined blazer, peeptoe suedette wedges, KAiN vest and House Of Harlow jewellery.
















LONDON FASHION WEEK

It's that time again when anyone who's anyone attends the most coveted fashion event of the year... LONDON FASHION WEEK! Guess which blogger's bagged herself a UK Press Pass, yours truly. Designer Exhibitions, Catwalk Shows and people watching until my hearts content, there are going to be some showstoppers I'm sure. I'm hoping to discover some new and talented designers and post images and information about their work right here on Fashion Foam.