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19/09/2009

Quick update from LFW


London fashion week street style
                                                         Lot's of street style at LFW

On/Off catwalk
Prose Studio design from On/Off Catwalk at LFW

On/Off catwalk
                                     Black tights was the accessory of the day.

Ok so just a very very quick post.....so I am at London Fashion Week and it's pretty crazy and insane here in best of ways. I attended an amazing show today in the Strand 120 building...called On/Off presents "Ones to Watch"....a show designed to feature four progressive designers (who have been carefully selected) to enable them more exposure to a wider audience. The four designers where Joanna Vanderpuije, Michela Carraro, Prose Studio and Yang Du, and I have to say they all produced extremely high quality collections. There are some great exhibitions going on and the Match pop-up shop is fantastic. The A La Mode catwalk...was unfortunately in one word - disappointing, an independent Catwalk (and therefore not overseen by London Fashion Week itself) was badly organised with the music being way to loud and not mixed properly, the presenter was under experienced and stumbled - a lot, and the designs bar a few were badly fitted and not of  the high standard expected in the industry today and neither were the models used, which is a pity beacause the venue was beautiful, small and intimite which is perfect for a boutique catwalk. I was really hoping the event was going to showcase five talented designers that perhaps could not get onto the LFW proper circuit and I really was crossing my fingers for this event to be good, but it simple was not. There were one or two outfits that were fairly interesting by MYA and Veronique B though but overall very disappointing, and I was not the only one who shared this opnion, as the room was full at the beginning of the evening and by the end the capacity had dropped to less than half. But never fear, lots more to see and do and today I am off to the 40 winks pop-up showcase, LFW exhibition to see the Fred Perry ready to wear line, the Showstudio exhibition and the private view of Macha Jewellery. I have also decide to stay for abit of sunday aswell after been given an invite to the Nicole Farhi catwalk show and the private viewing of Ghost's summer/spring collection.....full reviews to follow.

5 comments:

  1. I like the review i think it's honest and fair.
    yeah, i agree to some extent about the night being poorly oragnised, and i also agree, MYR was the best out there, I loved all thier outfits... I was one of the people that went home shortly after that, wasn't worth stayin for the rest.

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  2. I love all the black tights! ;)

    Happy Saturday Sharefest!

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  3. I love LFW, this time it is bigger than before and the fashion accessories are more sophisticated and brilliant.

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