As day three comes to a close, your reader is probably packed with London Fashion Week posts. So here’s another! Sorry.
I spent a couple of days in the city watching some shows (thanks vitaminwater!), hanging out at Somerset House and generally pretending to be fashionable. Take a look…
What I Wore
Day one: Warehouse maxi skirt, H&M cardigan, boots c/o Sarenza, belt c/o Next, Cambridge satchel
Day two: Topshop top and jeans, Michael Kors leather jacket, Vivienne Westwood shoes c/o Sarenza, ASOS necklace, Cambridge satchel.
I was street style snapped a few times, but my satchel and shoes got far more attention than anything else!
Who I Saw
I absolutely adored Ashish’s bright, bold, beautiful looks. The sequinned sunflowers, the mixed prints, the relaxed shapes – the show was a feast for the eyes (and ears – even Grace Woodward was singing along to the awesome soundtrack). Ashish is known for statement design but I can see these pieces filtering down to the high street and being mixed with denim for the everyday.
In stark contrast to Ashish, Jean-Pierre Braganza showcased sharp tailoring in classic white, black, grey and a pop of pink. I loved the structured jackets and spike heels – a look so easy to replicate with pieces from my own wardrobe. The cute fishtail plaits had me yearning for long hair, too.
What I Did
Somerset House is an inspiring location for style – the building is stunning and although they make walking in heels almost impossible, I love the cobbles. Anyone can walk around the grounds during Fashion Week, and many hours can be whiled away just watching the comings and goings of London’s most fashionable.
The very best bit about Fashion Week is meeting up with so many gorgeous bloggers. The British Fashion Council, who run LFW, changed their approach to bloggers for this season and in some ways, it meant we were a little left out. Of course, that didn’t stop us getting together to chat, laugh, eat and enjoy ourselves.
Exploring the exhibitions is a great way to discover new designers and see the trends for the coming season up close. This season, the jewellery displays seriously impressed me – if I was looking to blow a chunk of cash I don’t have on something bling, it’d be by Mawi or Holly Fulton. The stairwell installation looked amazing, too.
My Fashion Week was fleeting – I spent most of Saturday at Westfield Stratford City for The Look Show, which I’ll tell you about tomorrow – but I thoroughly enjoyed it all the same. Bring on next season!