My hearty chuckles at the prospect of an Indian Summer this September were justified as the heavens open and an Indian monsoon reared it’s ugly head over the opening of London Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014.
Although brollies were the necessary fashion accessory of the day, it didn’t stop fashion peeps descending on Somerset House in their droves! Yesterday, Central London became a hive of activity as Designers flocked to the capital to showcase their pieces and present their collections to buyers, bloggers and press. New designers were added to the list of Fashion Week staples, resulting in a fresh mix of what we can expect to see on the High Street next year. As well as seeing shows, Fashion week is a wonderful time to catch up with friends in the industry and to meet new people, it’s one of the parts I love the most and this season definitely didn’t disappoint. I look forward to sharing a little about some of those encounters over the next fews days, but here is a little taste of Day One..
This years FW bag is a bigger monochrome tote designed by the fabulous Nicholas Kirkwood
This season’s tote
I had the pleasure of meeting the new face of District MTV- we were both competitors but Nimi was a worthy winner! x
A selection of jewellery in the presentation room- Far from the chunky bold offerings from last season, most of the jewellery this year is VERY delicate and feminine.
Backstage Model board for the Bora Aksu Show
Twin sisters Daniela and Annette Felder’s collection was gorgeous. I’m having a moment with all things ‘sheer’ right now and their Spring/Summer line has a good range of sheer pieces including a sheer brown skirt. I have a feeling sheer colour is going to be BIG next year, as a sheer brown skirt was also featured at Burberry.
More from Felder Felder
The show rooms
The Samsung Galaxy Media Lounge
Guests to Fashion week can get pampered by the M.A.C team between shows and presentations.
Mixing business with pleasure!
The drink of the moment and found in the hands of models & stocked in the fridges throughout Somerset House
Hailing from Brazil (the world capital of hotties) and currently sold in Selfridges and Harvey Nicks, this range of drinks contains no sugar, and features a brilliantly funky design. You ‘pump’ the lid to release fresh ingredients (collagen and vitamins etc.) into the bottle- then shake and enjoy for a drink that works on your skin from within!
- Fashion week is an amazing time to witness street style at it’s best. I love the freedom of expression seen throughout the five days.
A quick trip to Covent Garden = a chance to see up and coming designers via Fashion Scout
Our tickets to the Yulia Kondranina Show
The dewy skin and semi slicked back hair on the models was actually really beautiful. The models had ‘wet look’ hair to the nape of the neck, and then dry, curly hair to the back- a unique, high fashion style.
After Fashion Scout it was back to Somerset House for the anticipated PPQ show where Super Blogger Bip Ling and singers MKS were seen on the front row.
As a massive Dazed & Confused fan..
…One of my childhood dreams came true last night, when we were chaperoned to a the closed Selfridges store for a fabulous Dazed & Confused after party!
I.T DJ’s took over the department store to spin everything from electro pop to old skool r ‘n’ b
Mini cartons of delicious asian and healthy fusion cuisines, kept us well fed throughout the night.
Fabulous cocktails with edible iridescent beads
and so concludes Day 1…
More Fashion Week pieces:
Monday Tuesday Mensday
Flats, Hat and Kanye spats
All taken by J.Gray