London Fashion

Thoughts about how this fashion presentation may look in the future woke me up this morning - way too early - after writing this article last night. It occurs to me that there will be other relationships to consider if art imitates life.
Recently I had the great pleasure of modelling the Valeria Marquisa Millinery AW15 collection Rotkäppchen. As each piece was placed and tilted on my head it had me wondering what had inspired her to create these fairytale adornments in all shades of cinnabar.
The word luxury is brandished about a little too frequently these days. As a result the definition of luxury has been watered down too much, steering away from the skills and traditions that it relied upon, and moving towards implying a more "bling" lifestyle that can be considered often rather vacuous.
The main theme at this year's show was Young British Designers, whilst previous years have focused on Scandinavian and Belgian labels. It's a great place to get a preview of trends that will be arriving in fashion forward stores and it looks like the neon trend is set to continue into 2014.
Wow! It's so warm I'm wearing a summery blouse today! Looks like we finally got our first glimpse of Spring...so in the spirit of that, I'm wearing a flowy bird and floral print long blouse.
All in all, London Fashion Week is a circus of extravagant looks, with each caricature out to compete against the other. Next time you decide to make a trip, it may be a thought to check out your local fancy dress shop first. Who knows, you may decide to dress up as a zebra!
A few years ago, we might have cited John Rocha and Matthew Williamson as the hottest tickets for London Fashion Week. The New Guard have trounced on that theory. They are more than just BFC sponsored talent, the lucky creatives that escaped the unemployment net. They are the rebirth of British fashion design. Yeah, I said it. An actual rebirth.
For me the main offender is flashing too much flesh. I understand when it's a hot day the last thing you want to do is wear body-covering clothes, but there are some style offences that are just socially unacceptable. Topless on the high street, sheer leggings and unkempt toenails are just the beginning and what follows next, on my list of summer fashion fails.
Far more seasoned fashion editors than I (International Herald Tribune fashion editor Suzy Menkes and fashion's single most
Some £40,000 worth of designer Marc Jacobs' Spring/Summer 2012 collection has been stolen in London this week, according