The party began even before the shows had finished. In fact, the party took to the runway at Meadham Kirchhoff. Front row, watching a riot of Courtney Love lookey-likey cancanning dancers and tweeny, deeley-bopper-bedecked ballerinas, US Vogue editor Anna Wintour, aka Nuclear Wintour, the most powerful woman in fashion and the inspiration behind The Devil Wears Prada, sat stoney faced. But surely no flippertigibbet model would dare cross the path of She Who Must Be Obeyed. Well, no one told one model, who lifted her skirt and flashed her knickers at the Ice Queen. Did she melt? You’ll have to watch YouTube to find out.
And so, as the womenswear shows end at London Fashion Week, I’m taking my high-heeled self off for a moment of barefoot downtime, before taking my plane to Milan for fashion week, Italian style. I’ll send you my round-up of the London trends to trot and the ones to drop direct from the first-class lounge at Heathrow tomorrow. Until then, sleep tight.
This is Fashion Dahling, reporting from fashion’s front line, Somerset House, London WC2.
As the official sponsor of London Fashion Week, F&F have sent our top secret insider fashionista, Fashion Dahling to scout out all the latest trends, show roundups and celeb gossip direct from the catwalks. Below you’ll find her first roundup from the first day of London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012.
Get me my cat’s-eye sunglasses! It might be autumn in the real world but here at London Fashion Week, it’s already high summer. The trends so far? Bold tribal prints, flashes of super bright colours and frills on just about everything. Off the catwalk too the bright factor was turned up to 11 with front rowers Paloma Faith, Peaches Geldof and Dionne Broomfield dolled up in neon, neon, neon. Note to self: don’t send this year’s patent fluoro belts off to the charity shop just yet.
But what to wear tomorrow at the unveiling of Beyonce’s new fashion collection? Tune in tomorrow to find out. This is fashion dahling, reporting from fashion’s front line, Somerset House, London.
Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past few days, you will know that we are in the middle of London Fashion Week! Once again, Clothing at Tesco is an official sponsor, and so we are able to bring you an exclusive look into what goes on both on and off the catwalk.