Thursday, June 24, 2010

London Fashion Week: the autumn/winter 2010/11 round-up

By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director Published: 6:26PM GMT twenty-seven February 2010

London Fashion Week: the autumn/winter 2010/11 round-up Photo: AFP/ AP/ CHRIS PLEDGER

London fashions identical tiwn battalions of The Establishment Brigade and The Edgy Breed have not regularly enjoyed the happiest of relationships, widely separated as they mostly are by issues such as commercialism, creativity, age and attitude.

After all, what could a multi-million bruise association coming the second century have in usual with a two-year-old college of music operation existent on hope, passion and the clientele of a handful of indie rock-babes?

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But London Fashion Week autumn/winter 2010/11, that accomplished last Thursday, saw the dual before hostile forces joined in marriage. And the kinship was watched not only by Planet Fashions A-listers who swarming the front rows, but by the universe at large, as some-more than 40 labels rocked the catwalk-to-cyber-space movement.

The determined bastions of birthright embraced cutting-edge values; the avant-gardists enlisted old skills; and conform on and off the catwalks was a seamless mix of the most appropriate of British. Tailoring was the new mutual high regard society, with scissor-wizards such as Todd Lynn, Marios Schwab, Richard Nicoll and Antonio Berardi rupturing fabric similar to surgeons and putting the new conformation in to ever-sharper focus.

Burberry went intergalactic with the sheepskins, khaki and naval and troops jackets, desirous by the dual universe wars, live-streamed in both 2D and 3D.

But alternative investiture brands, such as Pringle (lopsided kilts), Aquascutum (chiffon-trimmed camel coats), Jaeger (sheepskin/black obvious boots, shearling tunics) and Daks (gold-lace-ups and quilted drifting suits) were not far at the back of in the competition to compound DNA with directional design.

Eye-dazzling, digital prints one after another the pioneering tour by the late, good Alexander McQueen. At the conflicting finish of the scale was renewed importance on handwork, together with inventive collages of fabric, fur, tanned hide and edging and hand-embroideries, that was quite clear at Christopher Kane and Erdem.


Sheepskin, lace, leather, patent, fur; wire and spider web knits; digital prints; tweed, plaid and check; texturised finishes; cut-outs, slogans, zips, straps and buckles; emerald, olive, rust, lilac-to-purple; grey, black, cream; cropped boleros, drifting jackets, troops suiting, parsimonious dresses; lead lace-ups; the super-chic workboot; bigger bags.


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