Harvey Nichols Edinburgh hosted a fashion show last night, showcasing their AW12 collections for Edinburgh's most stylish shoppers. Guests were treated to a Champagne reception before being escorted to the underground garage, which housed the runway and backstage area. The front row seats were occupied by a plethora of fashionistas: romantic goths, eccentric queens, ladylike society swans, designer-clad serial shoppers and young trend chasers, who waited patiently for the show to begin.
The lights dimmed, the music thumped, and the models took to the runway, their dip-dyed ponytails swinging dramatically with every sashay. Kevin Stewart's (Creative Director of the show) vision made it easy to see how this season's key pieces will fit into your own wardrobe - for instance, the Issey Miyake pleated skirt will work nicely with a crisp white shirt and statement necklace, two staples that should already be in every woman's wardrobe.
The show featured both menswear and womenswear; day looks and evening looks, key pieces and glamorous accessories. This season, it seems that the men and women of Edinburgh (and beyond) will be sporting Celine, Alexander McQueen, Nina Ricci, Jonathan Saunders, Armani Collezioni and Dolce with accessories by Louboutin, Chloe, Gucci and Victoria Beckham. For evening, the labels of choice are modern classics; Paul Smith London, Duchamp, Amanda Wakeley, Jenny Packham and Roland Mouret.
Whatever you need to complete your wardrobe this season, Harvey Nichols has it - and if Kevin Stewart has anything to do with it, the streets of Edinburgh will look as fabulous this winter as his underground runway did last night.