LFW Gets A Dose Of Love And Flowers

15/09/2010 17:05 | Updated 22 May 2015

Paul Smith, Erdem, Christopher Kane, London Fashion Week autumn/winter 2010From left to right: Paul Smith, Erdem and Christopher Kane designs on the catalk at LFW. Photos: PA, Danny Martindale/WireImage,Getty Images

There's nothing like some floral inspiration to transport you away from the doom and gloom of present-day weather conditions. Yesterday's shows gave us lots to fantasise about: Christopher Kane's lovely embroidered flowers, which provided a delicate edge to tough girl leather and PVC skirts and dresses, Erdem's romantic frocks printed with flora and birds, Paul Smith's '50s-style flower-emblazoned party dresses covered in black netting and paired with hole-y tights and Marios Schwab's modern milkmaids all made us hopeful that maybe next season, spring/summer can continue into winter, at least sartorially speaking.

Those in need of cocktail dresses can turn to Antonio Berardi, who designed a series of sexy, black knee-length dresses with sheer panelling and lace details (and also a couple of slinky bright red numbers) or Roksanda Ilincic, whose beautifully-cut silk charmeuse dresses and candy-floss curls had us longing for a night on the town.

More celebrities hit the front row yesterday as Courteney Love made an appearance at LFW, showing up at the Pringle of Scotland show in a kilt, which Pringle's creative director Claire Waight-Keller has us all wearing come autumn. Love was joined by Janet Jackson and Tilda Swinton, and we expect she'll attend Burberry this afternoon (along with every other A-lister in London and those flying in especially for the occasion - we hear Anna Wintour's coming back for the show, too!) We spotted singer Rachel Stevens next to The Saturdays at Jaeger, while Sarah Brown and Samantha Cameron attended Osman and Erdem, respectively. As usual, Pam Hogg's front row was a raucous circus (but tons of fun!), with celebrities like Jamie Winstone and Peaches Geldof rubbing elbows with drag queens and ex-rockers. Hogg sent her signature catsuits down the runway, adorned with leather panels, metallics, tulle and fur (often in strategic places) on models including Alice Dellal and Ben Grimes (we expect we'll be seeing one of the sheer ones on J Lo any day now). We loved the extra-large tulle headpieces models wore and the impromptu liplock between two of them on the catwalk, as well as the strait-jacket style belting Hogg placed over coats.

We can hardly believe there's only one day of shows and parties sure to check back with us for front-row gossip and reports from the last day of LFW!


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