Sunday, February 28, 2010

London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010 Pt 4: Nathan Jenden & Christopher Kane

Nathan Jenden

Even though I did not like Nathan's latest collection as much as his previous ones, there were some well-cut pieces shown, in this collection where he imagined "church ladies in the jungle."

Christopher Kane

I loved the colourful embroidery on black silks, wool and leather in Christopher Kane's collection (the wool coat was probably my favourite), especially because it reminds me of a dress I have owned for well over 10 years (short, asian-cut and body hugging), and also the silk embroidered opera coat I posted about a year ago:

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010 Pt 3: Matthew Williamson & Mary Katranztou

Matthew Williamson

I first became a fan of Matthew Williamson in the 90's, with his beautiful attention to detail, fabrics and his eastern influence...I lost a little interest recently due to prints that I would not really wear, but this year was different...In the AW'10 collection there were beautiful vibrant prints, beautifully draped and tailored...For some reason a lot of his pieces reminded me of pieces from different designers/collections, the draped printed dress and skirt below reminds me a little of Balenciaga, the printed/ruffled grey top and nude peachy pinks remind me of Dries Van Noten AW'09, especially when combined with the beautiful silky golden yellow (possibly my favourite outfit of Matthew's collection), the pleated jackets remind me of Nathan Jenden...loved the simplicity and vibrancy of the blue dress below, and the peachy pink suede jackets in particular:

Mary Katranztou

Vibrant prints with a touch of Madame de Pompadour...

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Friday, February 26, 2010

London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010 Pt 2: Erdem, Duro Olowu & Richard Nicoll


Erdem was my favourite collection for London Fashion Week FW'10, with a beautiful autumnal palette of brown, ocher, teal, rust, and tan for his prints and coats, and gray with swallows print...

Duro Olowu

There was a 70's touch to Duro Olowu's latest collection: A-line skirts; reversible shifts; supple, unlined, neatly fitted cardigan jackets; plus capes and slouchy coats. And as always...brilliant prints:

Richard Nicoll

Soft tailoring and modern separates, wrapped blazers, long skirts, oversized cashmere sweaters, and draped silk velvet, a refreshing change from the sea of prints that was shown at London Fashion Week (not that I am not a fan of prints). Loved the nude slinky trench...

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