London Fashion Week SS12 Day 5 Highlights

Handsome hair and outerwear at Aquascutum. “I’m not chasing Burberry yet but I can see we can catch up with Mulberry,” said Aquascutum’s Harold Tilman in the FT recently. Joanna Sykes’ immaculate tailored coats and oversized duffle bags shown for SS12 may well prove him right. The Joanna Sykes effect is already working its magic with new stockists including Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys. This is definitely going to be a brand to watch closely…

Roksanda Ilincic’s rich colourblocking and graphic contrast heels

Kinder’s mix of pretty and punk (“this is the wardrobe of the girl who aspires to be Coco but in her heart she still pogos to Sid” said the show notes) with Stephen Jones’ millinery books balanced on heads

Smythson’s Cooper tote bag – the fashion editor’s friend. Posh but practical, it’s a sensible size for tech and tickets

Silk shirting at Sophie Hulme

Laura Bailey’s polka dots

Gentle pattern play on the Claudia Catzeflis/Elle Talent Launchpad stand

Kate Sheridan’s playful curled leather jewellery

A close up look at Michael Van Der Ham’s patchwork-as-a-print silks

Louise Gray’s riotous twinset and Pollini flatforms

Christopher Raeburn’s color collision course of rainwear

I missed the Meadham Kirhhoff show but I discovered their Nail Rock wraps on British Beauty Blogger (sadly not going into production)

And now for menswear day….