LONDON FASHION WEEK AW12: DAY 2

Day two of LFW brought some great outerwear from classic Brit brands, cute DIY hair and makeup looks plus a cinematic treat to end the day…

Daks is well worth getting up at 7am for and it’s not often I say that. The cape-like coats had a hint of Poiret about them – in Daks housechecks and grey tweed. Eyelem Binboga for Daks’ half moon bags were also noteworthy

My favourite venues were 2 Temple Place and The Savoy Hotel. 2 Temple Place is a neo-tudor mansion hired out for events, where Draw In Light held a life drawing class in which art students made charcoal sketches while dressed in silk abstract-print dresses. In another room was an Orla Kiely display against William Morris wallpaper. At the Savoy for Aquascutum I stopped to snap this gorgeous papered wall


Loved the multi-textured coating, wide tailored trousers and minimalist evening dresses with trains at Aquascutum although some parts felt very Burberry. My favourite element was the mini-me Joanna Sykes lookalikes with brushed-back hair and graphic eyeliner

Moschino Cheap & Chic showed in London for the first time and continued its SS12 foodie theme with saccharine Liquorice Allsorts colours and prints. Sam McKnight and Val Garland added youthful hair and make-up – grosgrain hairbands and DIY fabric squares  from Sam and a brilliant pink glitter lip from Val.

I always like to see what Vilshenko is doing. The Russian designer’s traditional folk prints and decorative stitching translates to luxury silk separates and long sleeved dresses. Very cool yet commercial

Kinder Aggugini was my standout show of the day. His cowboy print silks, schoolboy blazers and half-belt coats were complemented with fringed Dr Marten loafers and more glitter lipstick.

Two fashiony sites launched yesterday; Sammcknight.com and ClementsRibeiro.com Both sites look very slick and promise personal inspiration and blog-style content

Great to see the lovely Yang Du making huge progress every time I see her. These incredible owl backpacks are the perfect size for an iPad apparently…

As part of the BFC’s Fash/On Film initiative, we were treated to a preview of Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s The Eye Has To Travel. It’s a great portrait of the truly original Diana Vreeland and comes out in September.

[Aquascutum image: Style.com]

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