Coat - Topman, Shirt - Rabbithole London, Dungarees - Topshop, Sunglasses - Studio Collection, Socks - H&M, Creepers - Underground, Bag - Topman
After much anticipation, Fashion Week has finally arrived! And Day 1 for me was an absolute corker! After all my outfit planning, I changed my mind about what to wear at the last minute - no surprises there. So in the end I went with my pleather dungarees and a clean black shirt, over which I threw on my oversized check coat, trying to channel a slightly Alexander Wang/ Ada + Nik kinda vibe with the look. I accessorized with a leather backpack, pointed leather creepers (pointed, chunky sole shoes being huge this season) and round framed sunglasses. It won't be my favorite look of the week, but it got me photographed a few times and I'm happy with it. So onto the fun of fashion week! After finishing work I headed straight to Somerset House to meet my partner in crime Sinead, from Hackney Rose. It always surprises me how many people want our photograph together when we dress so differently. I'm all about the modern while she is 100% vintage. We hung out for a bit before heading to the Mariana Jungmann show that I managed to win tickets to through an instagram competition held by Wolf and Badger. And these were not just any tickets - they were VIP tickets! Straight to the front of the queue, sat on the Frow, and even complete with goody bags. This is the life! The show itself was amazing. I absolutely loved Mariana Jungmann's minimal aesthetic, creating beautiful pieces from intricate laser cut leather, lace and felt. Being sat on the front row, I managed to get a few really good photos - check them out below.
After that we decided to stay around the venue because the next show we were seeing was in the same place at 7. We had a look around the Fashion Scout exhibition, which was showcasing some of the best young, up-and-coming design talent. There were some insanely awesome see through shorts with blue liquid trapped behind clear pvc - like those bags you used to get free with Top of The Pops magazine. Super cool. Sorry I can't remember the designers names - I'll try to pop back and have a look at the exhibition again - this time taking notes! Sinead also got her nails done by the body shop, who had a stand at the exhibition, and sponsored the goody bags. After seeing pretty much all there was to see we waited. And waited. The next show was Ccuoco, and ran a whole hour late. We eventually got in and this time sat in a different room of the venue. The space perfectly fitted the aesthetic of the collection - very eastern inspired leather pieces with studding. Sounds like it would be right up my street, but I was actually a little disappointed. I suppose after waiting so long you expect something spectacular, and it didn't quite deliver. Don't get me wrong, there were some beautiful pieces, my favorite look being the second to last - a huge black skirt paired with a leather boob tube. For me, it was the accessories that really stood out - the nose rings and head pieces gave the collection that extra something special. But other than that, I felt like I had seen it all before - nothing particularly innovative. You can see a few photos I took from the show below. Now I'm going to get ready for Day 2!
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