With London Fashion Week full steam ahead Autumn / Winter is looking good! There are some beautiful collections for Autumn/ Winter this year - can we just skip summer? Here I have picked out some of the collections that caught my eye for good or bad!
Day One Highlights
Amongst my favourite is the contrast of luxe metallic fabrics against the floaty florals at Michael Van Der Ham. Dreamy and opulent this collection is just gorgeous.
Christopher Kane - I'm not sure about this collection; it reminds me of curtains. Starting with dresses that looked like those awful cheap wood effect curtains found on market stalls. Also featuring some big bold brocade prints that would look great in my dining room. The leather working throughout the collection works well though.
Fred Butler - what can I say! Deliciously ridiculous - four tentative models stepped out in what looked like some kind of school project in gym pants, reminiscent of something the character Bubbles from Absolutely Fabulous would be found in!
Day Two Highlights
Burberry is utilitarian all the way with practical sturdy coats for the winter weather - with bow belts everywhere..the men's collection seemingly the only ones to escape from the Burberry bow!
Lots of tweed as you'd expect and a come back on the military style for coats and jacket suits. Suitable attire for people who like to imagine they live in a very big house in the country....or actually do.
Day Three Highlights
Matthew Williamson is bringing back the hazy romance of the 1970's with this fabulous collection of long A-line maxi dresses, soft blouses layered over snug polo necks and leather trousers.
Dull collections a plenty but brightened up by Louise Gray with a colourful mix of themes: 80's, tribal and punk all rolled up in one.
Erdem - again gorgeous flowing florals in silk mixed with tweeds and lace, was all about the big prints!
Day Four Highlights
Vivienne Westwood's edgy, slick tailoring with draped styles was stylish as always.
Fur skirts at Mulberry! Orangutan chic coats... and well..who's looking at the clothes anyway; it's the bags we want!
Marios Shwab - wonderfully elegant with hints of pre-war glam right up my street, along with Temperley's very regal vintage looking collection, with simply stunning accessories.
You can view the collections here on: London Fashion Week TV
Look out for part two with the last two days reflection on London Fashion Week 2012!