28 February, 2010

Lady Gaga

Last Wednesday, I went to see Lady Gaga live in Liverpool. It was fantastic and even if you aren't a fan, you really should go and see her before you die. She's a real show woman. Here's some pictures courtesy of my good friend Lewis (my camera ran out of battery)

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This is video and mix of all the amazing interludes at the show...

23 February, 2010

Christopher Kane

Who would have thought embroidered florals could be so sinister and look so good? With delicate embroidery which wouldn't look at of place on a cushion at your grandmothers house teamed with PVC and leathers, Christopher Kane's collection was a bit of a miss-match this season. Last season we saw him step away from his iconic digital prints and move into a more traditional look. This season he has done something new again, still sticking with the traditional element with his vintage lace and floral embroidery but giving it a modern futuristic feel. I love this collection.

"I wanted to do flowers differently... to make it ironic, perverted and just sinister and saucy as well" Christopher Kane.

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Westwood

I am a massive Westwood fan and the little money I do have usually goes on her timeless pieces (the most recent being the pants I wore to Wrong Love in the post below). So, naturally, her show is the one I get most excited about at London Fashion Week. She has an inimitable style which is what I feel London is all about. Her collection featured all the things one would expect at a Westwood show, sharp tailoring contrasted with heavy drapery, bold prints, androgyny, corseted dressed, parachute pants, bright colours, tartans, stripes and checks, rich greys and navy blues. And of course, Vivienne didn't let us forget her rebellious side with tee-shirts featuring pictures of a woman's breasts and her iconic scrawled handwriting. Nobody does cool Britannia like Vivienne Westwood.

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Howell Again

Margaret Howell showed a beautiful collection of wearable clothes yesterday at fashion week. She really is the perfect example of British elegance.

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21 February, 2010

C.T.F.O

Henry Holland is one of those people who just cannot do anything wrong. In his own words, his A/W show was inspired by “Snoop Dogg, Biggles and Ghetto”. And Ghetto it was! With bandanna prints, Football jerseys and t-shirts featuring phrases coined by Henry's infamous twitter such as N.A.L.G.O (not a lot going on) and my personal favourite C.T.F.O (chill the fuck out). I loved this collection, it was the fun, cutting-edge collection one could only expect from House of Holland.

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Charles Anastase

I have always taken a quick glance at Anastase's collections, but this season he really made me sit up and take note. The thing I loved about this collection is the way Anastase stuck to his quirky, eclectic designs without ramming it down your throat and trying too hard to make a statement. His work is always effortlessly eccentric. You can truly tell this collection is an honest representation of Anastase's personality. Much like his past collections, Anastase's A/W 2010 has a feel of Westwood, without, however, seeming copied or contrived. Though he stems from French/Armenian roots, Anastase is well suited to London's rebellious aesthetic and London Fashion Week is most certainly the place for him.

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