London Fashion Week Gets The Royal Treatment

21/09/2010 13:48 | Updated 22 May 2015

Kelly Brook and Abbey Clancy hit the catwalk for Giles, Christopher Kane finds a royal muse and Erdem and David Koma raid the dancer's wardrobe for spring. Here are some of our favourite moments from the penultimate day of LFW...

L-R: Mark Fast (AP), Erdem (Getty), Christopher Kane (Empics) and Giles (Getty)

Ballet brains: We knew ballet was having a huge fashion moment before Cheryl Cole donned a tutu, and it doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. Designer David Koma (a favourite of Cole's) was inspired by Swan Lake and featured a reworked vision of all of the trappings of a traditional ballerina's costume, with a flared skirt, small waist and tight, corset-like top in a palette that went from ballet whites and pinks through yellows and golds until it reached Black Swan territory. Meanwhile, Erdem looked to the Ballets Russes for his fitted dresses with flared skirts in Russian-influenced floral prints. Even the footwear had a dancer's touch as the floral-ribboned sandals wrapped around the ankle like a pointe shoe.

Gone cruisin': Heidi Fulton's vision for spring? Her vision is set aboard a cruise ship, with girls decked out in Art-Deco influences and '60s-style courtesy of Joan Collins. Fulton's girl channels dressed up glamour with a smile on her face as she prances around in a martini glass-decorated yellow skater-skirted dress, holding a clutch bag emblazoned with the phrase 'Holly Says Relax'.

Knitty gritty: Mark Fast's signature knits were given a dose of acid bright colour and tons of fringing and crystal embellishment for spring with a collection that focused on destruction and restoration. Check out our exclusive backstage footage here.

Giles' girls: A pregnant Abbey Clancy, Kelly Brook, Karolina Kurkova, Stella Tennant and Agy are just a few of the models whom Giles decided to feature on his s/s 2011 catwalk. For his return to London, the designer didn't disappoint, sending out his quirky prints (this time, it was Band-Aids and bows and florals mixed with eyeballs) and cartoonish flourishes (like pom-pom hats).


On the front row: Guess who was spotted at Christopher Kane with our very own MyDaily goody bags? Only Anna Wintour and Yasmin Le Bon!

Gender-bending: Paul Smith returned to his menswear roots for s/s 2011, with a collection for a girl who wants to borrow her boyfriend's...well, everything. Models sported quirky La Roux-style quiffs, slouchy satin suits, shirtdresses and brogues.

Neon monarchy: Christopher Kane's reference point for s/s? Princess Margaret... but a trippy, fluoro version. Think perforated leather (which was then coated in vinyl for a pleather-effect) skirts and jackets in highlighter shades like green, yellow, pink and orange and Japanese gangster tattoo-emblazoned dresses and cardis made one very cool Princess. Don't miss our backstage chat with the designer.


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