Who'd have thought that Charlie Brown, the bumbling, all American boy next door who never quite got it right, would infiltrate the world of high fashion?
Corrie Nielsen is a fashion designer who is clearly not afraid of dissecting the history of British fashion and costume in order to find inspiration for her collections. Whether as manifestly influenced by Elizabethan court and drama costumes or by Victorian dresses and capes, Nielsen's garments are unapologetic embodiments of a personal reclamation of British ancestry.
I met Audrey Hepburn on Day Three of London Fashion Week at a fashion party in Somerset House. As we all know Audrey is a style icon, so what could be a better way to inspire the next couple of days of Oxfam London Fashion Week challenge?
Fashion designer Georgia Hardinge's star is undoubtedly shining brighter every season. Her Autumn/Winter 2012 womenswear collection, with the title 'Inverted', confirms not only her sartorial ingenuity but also her competent command of print, texture and volume as ways to appropriate art to the service of fashion.