London fashion week ss10: Rediscovering the twinset

Quite often at the shows, you look for the trends you want to wear. I was desperate to see the return of the twinset after I spied a little homage to the twinset in the window of Pringle (above). After a couple of days of no-shows, the twinset finally emerged at the Clements Ribiero presentation. Success! Strictly speaking they weren’t twinsets in the trad sense as they were decidely mismatched but there were cardigans and there were sweaters and they were worn together so why split hairs? They were lovely. Cat-prints and eyes were the standout motifs, all offset with inky wingy and smoky eye make-up and scary black lips (what do we call this? Spring goth?).

The twinset also appeared at menswear label Sibling’s presentation (below). As designer Joe Bates admitted, “it’s me needing a twinset that started the whole thing off”. Actually, it’s the idea of a twinset as menswear that I really love. I’d wear one with mannish cigarette pants and my Maxmara-from-Bicester-Village brothel creepers to give it a non-prim twist.

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10 Responses to London fashion week ss10: Rediscovering the twinset

  1. Couture Cookie says:

    I love a twinset that is not too ladylike! These look very wearable… thanks for posting!

  2. Pina Colada Kisses says:

    Wow the brow is bigger than ever in London

  3. Make Do Style says:

    Love a twinset! I'm all for them.

  4. enc says:

    I love twinsets. I grew up wearing them.

  5. up and down town says:

    enc just tipped me off to this post – great minds think alike.

  6. WendyB says:

    Ooh, I had been trying to inspire my designing friend Christian with a vintage top covered with eyeballs…now he's going to see (ha ha) that I was right!

  7. Laura Trevey says:

    Fabulous eyes sweater!!!
    xo Laura

  8. miss cavendish says:

    Love these skewed twinsets. Anything traditional with a wicked, edgy twist is a delight!

  9. fanny says:

    hahaha.. i love David Shrigley!!

  10. FinkPinkBebe., says:

    I Love This Presentation, Quality Fashion

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