Thank the lord!! FINALLY London Fashion Week has given us what we've been waiting for! Some of our biggest players stepped onto the catwalk yesterday- Aquascutum, Christopher Kane and Marios Schwab, offering something old, something new, and something truly bizarre.
Aquascutum delved into their archives and dug out their military coats after all, they did used to supply war soldiers with their coats-thus making them fully qualified! However, the designers knew that this wasn't enough to please us, and updated their old favourites by adding splashes of techno print and neon colours. This was a show of class.
Christopher Kane's collection is more infinatley wearable than we are used to seeing from this young Scottish designer. It's will easily translate for the consumer to wear. Starting off relatively sober, I feared a whole collection of more grey and black wool. However, the mood lifted with the introduction of a softer palette of silvery grey and tones of nude and blush. Fabrics were light and floaty, whilst retaining an element of typical Kane armoury that we know and love him for.
Marios Schwab offered the most boundary pushing show so far by totally altering the proportions of how we are to dress. Ankles were practically bound by tight long length dresses causing models to take the tiniest of steps (and taking forever to get down the runway!). How this will translate to the high street or the customer, I do not know. But at least there was something new and innovative!
Today promises to be another day of brilliance, with Giles, Rodnik and Gareth Pugh all showing their wares. Hurrah, London's back on the fashion map!