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London Calling...(Part 2) London Fashion Weekend

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Ok! On to the next... London Fashion Weekend...Where did I find the time right? I didn't. Note to self don't go to Portobello Road Market and Fashion Weekend on the same day. By the time I got to the end of Portobello road and looked at my watch, time had soooo gone, and I found myself running in my not so high heels, jumping on a bus, then tube, and alas found myself at Somerset House... rushed through and bam catwalk show (surely didn't get the good seats I was praying for) and then the show began....

The first collection was called Swan Vesta: it went against the bright colours of the season and incorporated theatrical glamour with chiffon, laces, feathers and head pieces. The collection was also inspired by the movie Black Swan (disturbing movie if I might add and congrats to Natalie Portman for winning the Best Actress award)

The second collection was by Bora Aksu: a London based Turkish designer who became known after he graduated from Central Saint Martin  in 2002. The Inspiration from his collection came from watching Ants (I have a phobia for ants) so I personally didn't like the collection. The collection had a corsetry futuristic look to it and came in greyish, silvery and reddish tones.

Lady Brights: This trend section was inspired by the royal wedding and the colour blocking trend. The colours where really bright, with neon and acid coloured vintage skirts, tops and dresses. Loved it.... except for the extremely skinny model at the end of the show that could hardly walk, the girl sitting next to me looked at me and was like "I so wanted to shove a hamburger down her throat"- which brings us to the next designer.

Mark Fast: Is a Canadian born designer who brought knitwear to the forefront of British Fashion and controversial challenge of the size zero debate by using models of different dress sizes. He is inspired by natural yarns and natural fibres and creates his garments on a domestic knitting machine.

After the catwalk show I literally ran down to get my goody bag, then took off for the designer stands downstairs. From the bit I could see the items where well discounted, but there was no time so I kept running like a headless chicken. Ended up with an animal print belt from Lowie- a handmade ethical and clothing accessories brand, and a purse from Papa Razzi.

By the way, the skirt I am wearing is a high waisted Maali skirt with suspenders, but I let the suspenders down. A size 10 in the exact colour and make is available so please feel free to order. For different sizes, just let me know.

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