Author: Karen Grace

London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012 – Ashley Isham

Ashley Isham looks at the new socialite for inspiration – the confident and savvy city girl with a passion for clean lines and tailoring.                        Evening wear saw short dresses sparkling with sequins and beads.  But Isham’s signature draped fluid jersey dresses were never far behind with their Grecian asymmetric style long and short in deep teal, frosted grey and a prints of python and floral. Rich colours included plum, petrol blue, emerald, carmine pink, smoked pearl and antique gold. Looking forward: Best outfit for The Cheltenham Festival 2013 OK the...

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London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012 – Spijkers en Spijkers

The Spijkers en Spijkers collection looks back at the eccentric but sheltered Edie Bovier Beale. The twin designers chose ‘Birds of Paradise’ as their title and inspiration: a phrase the Dutch use to describe eccentric and colourful people. They used socialite Edie Bovier Beale, a true bird of paradise, as their muse. Colourful embroidered exotic birds adorned (or should I say perched upon) jackets, dresses and shirts. The colour palette featured: Ceylon yellow, Bordeaux, lime green, mulberry purple and burnt orange with flashes of black and night shadow blue. The style was the early 1940s in luxurious fabrics of...

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London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012 – Prophetik by Jeff Garner

Inspired by Princess Grace who was courted by the noble dandy gentleman, the collection was titled ‘Courtly Love’. Garner shows you can achieve luxurious glamour whilst using all sustainable material.  Strapless long evening gowns in a colour palette of black and white in peace silk brought simple sophistication. Worn with chunky ornate necklaces from Adorn especially designed for Prophetik. Short daytime dresses looked cute and innocent at the front with their spaghetti straps and full skirts, but the straps wrapped around the arms to leave the back totally bare: Hemp wool plaid was new to his collection to give...

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London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012 – Pam Hogg

Pam Hogg’s jaw-dropping risqué catsuits purred down the catwalk… The show started quite innocently with a modern take of the sweet crinoline Bow-peep style dress and bonnet with bold geometric patterns. Then the catsuits came out to play – first in the same head-to-toe geometric patterns, then adding patches of stretch chiffon until finally the chiffon took over. Actress Jaime Winstone contrasted among the sleek catsuits as she modelled a knitted polo neck jumper and matching crinoline skirt. More info via Photographs: Brian O’Sullivan and Karen Grace.   MORE FROM LONDON FASHION WEEK AUTUMN/WINTER 2012:  Jena Theo Antoni...

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