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London Fashion Week SS15 highlights: Day 1

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London Fashion Week kicked off with two buzzy new names. Faustine Steinmetz showed as part of New Gen with her first presentation, a clever exploration of couture and branding, set in the suitably arty ICA.

I’m so impressed by this young designer, whose obsession for hands-on labour and figuring things out results in mind boggling textile experiments. On display were denim-look jackets of polyester styled out like Shibori (“It’s not Shibori at all! I actually handpainted it, I just like that look,” Steinmetz told me), and a jeans-n-jacket combo made from unravelled layers of upcycled denim creating a tufty fringe effect. “The final results don’t interest me as much as the process,” Steinmetz admitted. “It’s like when you watch those videos of someone like Jean-Paul Gaultier going tchh tchh tchh [imitates frenzied couturier] before the show. That’s the bit I love!” Look closely and Steinmetz’s models had the best jewellery ever – security tags, and kimbal tags realised in sterling silver, a collaboration with jeweller, Niomo.

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Later on, there was an enthusiastic turnout for newbie Hannah Weiland’s Shrimps presentation (top and below), a beautifully styled array of (very real looking) faux fur gilets, jackets, boas and accessories in sunshine yellow and pastel pink. The styling was impeccable, with dainty pearl-like earrings, furry bag charms and fuzzy footwear by Sophia Webster.

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I also enjoyed tea and brownies  at The Gentlewoman’s reader event to launch the new issue, plus a proper American-style bash (read: generous budget) for the opening of Club Monaco in Sloane Square. Can you tell the brand is owned by Ralph Lauren…?

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COCKTAILS WITH CLUB MONACO
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One more highlight: my Vogue.com debut. Read where me and my blog buddies hang out in this fashion week round-up by Lena Casparis…

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Quote of the day: Penny Martin

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“For me, the future is going to be about in-person transactions and real conversations, skills and sharing in real spaces, rather than the cabaret of the nameless we’ve witnessed over the past decade.”
Interesting insights from The Gentlewoman’s Penny Martin on The Business Of Fashion

London Fashion Week AW12: more highlights

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More snippets from LFW…
London Fashion Week is famous for its surprises and its mix of commercial shows by Paul Smith, Nicole Farhi and Jasper Conran are nicely balanced by the interactive, multi-sensory theatre of other designers. Richard Nicoll chose to present a hybrid of showroom, shoot and show while McQ by McQueen’s theatrical show had an element of audience participation at the end. Continue reading

The Gentlewoman issue 4: first look

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The new issue of The Gentlewoman is out next week and as expected, it’s a corker. How could you not love a magazine that features four of the most powerful (fashion) editors* in the biz putting on their make-up on the tube? Continue reading

London Fashion Week ss12 Day 3 Highlights

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First things first. A beautiful Natalie Rich-Fernandez Hermes scarf and Charbonnel & Walkers from D for my birthday. Plus the Margaret Howell schoolgirl trench that received a ton of compliments…
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