Saturday, 20 September 2014

London Fashion Week Day 5 #LFW

Kimono - Blitz London, Shirt - Zara, Trousers - Sparks, Shoes - Vivienne Westwood, Bag - Homemade

Last day of Fashion Week, and personally I think the best outfit of the week - saving the best for last. I recently won the Blitz Vintage selfie competition and won £50 to spend in-store. I bought a few bits of Blitz Remix with my winnings, but my absolute favorite thing was this gorgeous vintage Kimono. It's made of beautiful silk, with just some really simple detailing on the hem. Inspired by the Scally Geishas of the Joseph show, I went full on with the styling. I borrowed my friends Vivienne Westwood rocking horse shoes (and nearly broke my neck doing so hahaha). To put the focus on the Kimono and the shoes I wore plain black high waisted trousers and shirt. I used the same bag again, as I had so many compliments the day before, and this is the outfit I had planned to use it with in the first place. The origami feel of the bag worked really well with the Asian influences of the outfit. But on the Tuesday, I wasn't only there to look good, I also went to a couple of presentations.

The first presentation I went to was Tata Naka. It was strange. Don't get me wrong, the clothes were flawless - beautiful structure meeting organic shapes in a bold colour palette of manochrome and bright pink - or at least this is what I saw of the collection. I say this because after about 20 minutes I had only seen 6 models. There was a photoshoot style set up, in which a woman ushered the models from one spot to another, and then back again, and another woman took their photograph. The guests stood behind the photographer and just witnessed this all happening over and over again. For me, this process all took far too long and I got kinda bored. The models looked equally bored and fed up. I did however get a lovely Tata Naka branded ice cream. A few photos below.

After the Tata Naka Presentation I went to the Lewis and Leigh PR Pop Up at the London Fashion Scout showspace, where they were showcasing their latest collections. The work of all the young designers was fabulous - so much innovation and creativity on show. I really loved the Orphan Bird collection - monochrome and structured (the usual things I love). But there was plenty of other fantastic things to see, and plenty of talented designers to take your pick from. Below are a few of my favourite things.

So another Fashion Week is over, but certainly not wasted. You'll see me there again next season, when hopefully I'll have a few more shows to share with you, and I'll step up my game even more with my outfits ;)

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