Wednesday, 29 February 2012

LFW A/W12: The best of...

Its more 'best shoes' than 'best soundtrack' and think more Alexa Chung than Meryl Streep, but here is a collection of 'best ofs' for the recent London Fashion Week. An Oscars for fashion, so to speak.

And the award goes to...

Dress

Marios Schwab A/W12

The mix of the sequinned bodysuit and sheer over dress is a first for me and I was pleasantly surprised. The overall effect of this dress is - the appearance, the movement, the boldness - is why it's a winning combination for me.

Top

Nicole Farhi A/W12

This Nicole Farhi top may seem like a pretty safe bet for this choice but as soon as I saw it I began envisaging how I could where it and it really stuck in the mind for me. The pattern and the way it reflects the light makes this more than just a top: its a statement piece.


Skirt

Michael van der Ham A/W12

The little girl inside of me fell in love with this skirt. I want to wear this to a tea party.

Trousers

Matthew Williamson A/W12

If I were to brave print trousers it wouldn't be any of these bold, neon confections you see, it would be a darker, more understated pair. Loved the Issa collection but there's not a chance in hell I'm drawing that much attention to my lower half.

Suit

Erdem A/W12

Not only is the print of this suit beautiful, but also the cut. The rounded, cropped jacket and the slightly too short trouser leg both make this the best suit of the A/W12 collections for me.

Coat

Antonio Berardi A/W12

Avoiding the clich├ęd choices of a classic Burberry trench or the 'to-die-for' McQueen military coats, I've opted for this part leather, part fur piece from Antonio Berardi. Its very empowering and the clash of the different textures, makes this much more than your average black coat.

Scarf

Mulberry A/W12

Its not just the pattern of the scarf but how Mulberry have styled it that makes me love this accessory. I will definitely be wearing my scarf tucked in to a belt this autumn!

Gloves

Issa A/W12

The gloves alone aren't that special, but I really like how they compliment this outfit. The sexy dress, beret and traditional evening gloves are doing it for me.

Hat

Marios Schwab A/W12

By far the best hat on the catwalk this season, the cloche style hats seen at the Marios Schwab show were the epitome of 1920s chic. I'm in love with this whole outfit - if I could legally marry it, you would have been invited to my engagement party by now.

Bag

Roksanda Ilincic A/W12

Its not the most extravagant bag, but this slouchy, tartan bag seen at Roksanda Ilincic is ticking two trends alone. The slouchy and casual feel to it ties in with the sports trend and the tartan brings that bit of tradition to the mix. The neon blue is way cool too.

Shoes

Felder Felder A/W12

Just looking at these shoes makes me want to buy them and go out on the town... to celebrate my new shoes!

Best Headpiece

Bora Aksu A/W12

Lace took over the Bora Aksu show and even made it onto the model's heads. Though the tights, dress and headpiece may be overkill on the high street, this quirky trend will surely make its way to us 'common people' in a more relaxed way.

Accessories

Holly Fulton A/W12

Holly Fulton A/W12

The most beautiful sunglasses that need to make their way into my SS12 wardrobe and huge jewellery that became an extension of the outfits, make the Holly Fulton show THE collection for accessories. I love the blue ombre toning to some of the sunglasses - a fresh trend for a new season.

Best Overall Designer A/W12

Marios Schwab

Marios Schwab A/W12

Marios Schwab A/W12
Though there were many great shows, the clear winner for me was the Marios Schwab collection. I found the pieces were beautiful, yet haunting in their beauty. The ever present inspiration of the 1920s created a classic and luxurious narrative that made me covet the collection even more. 

I hope to be Mrs Schwab one day <3


Picture credits:
londonfashionweek.co.uk

kasiabobula.blogspot.com

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