February 14, 2008

London Fashion Week F/W08 Wrapup I

It's time to take a look at London Fashion Week. As usual, a lot of the clothes are very artsy in a fashion-school-project way. The clothes aren't entirely practical, but I think these collections are cute:

Christopher Kane
Since he debuted a few seasons ago, Kane's show has possibly been each of London season's most anticipated catwalk to watch. I usually like looking at his collections, even though I really am not a fan of tight clothes. But this season, his clothes are loose, yet this creative-looking.
Lots of big, long, wool sweaters. Finally some clothes that look more like daywear than costume-wear.
Most of the clothes were covered with paillettes, (which I think are basically huge sequins.) As per London's usual style, the pailette-covered clothes did not look simply minimal and sparkly, but had lots of artsy details.
I like the fusion of the pailettes and sheer fabric. I especially like the grey dress in the middle -it actually looks wearable for cocktail functions and parties.

I admit I have no idea how the original Biba (from the 60's) looked like, so when I look at the current collection, I look at it as if they were just any other new collection whose brand has a strong 60's influence. While I'm not sure how practical these clothes are to most of us in real life, I really liked a lot of the individuals pieces. The clothes really give off a cool, girly, glamorous vibe.
As from Biba's origin, there were a lot of mini-dresses. I love these dresses because they look so young and the colours are so vibrant.
Imagine glamorous girls walking in cities in these outfits. Way too cool. I love all those details on the purple dress. (The details are on some of the other dresses, which are just as pretty!)
And for those who don't like colourful clothes, there were a good range of grey and black dresses and skirts. Sigh, if only we had the money and the life to sit around in bars in these gorgeous mini-dresses!

I haven't noticed PPQ until recently. PPQ is apparently a favourite among young British 'socialites'. The dresses are SO cute! Admittedly, many of these dresses are not entirely cocktail-party-cool or the modern effortless-dresses, but they're so darling that I can't help but adore them!
The collection started off with some FW-looking clothes -dark-coloured dresses and coats.
And then the fun began -prom dress time! Usually I hate tie-dyed looking clothes, but I really like the way the colours blend and the cut of the tie-dye dress in the middle. And the bright yellow dress on the right is my favourite dress out of this collection. I think I just really like how the black legnth of chiffon wraps around the dress. Again, cute!
And even more cute, young dresses! The dress on the left would be so fantastic if you have cool events to go to.

It's a pity it's not often I manage to find clothes by Biba and PPQ in stores. I think I have only ever seen a dress (a rather unimpressive one at that,) or two in a department store once. What are your thoughts on London Fashion Week so far?

Image credit: www.vogue.co.uk


Blogger Shelli said...

oooo how gorgeous are all of these! i am loving the very bottom left dress and the very bottom right dress (and the shoes look amazing as well!) ty for sharing xo

2/14/2008 12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Delightfully poetic, the show begins with a long cashmere sweaters or large mesh covering the silhouettes warmly. J'adore!

2/14/2008 4:19 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

I crave the navy Biba dress, would look AWESOME.

2/14/2008 5:38 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

London is beating NY by a mile.

2/14/2008 11:43 PM  
Blogger Iñaki said...

I think that combination of pailettes and sheer fabric looks fabulous! and those Biba hats are going to be everywhere next fall, I sure want one!


2/15/2008 12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are all very young and modern ni a way. I adore the sparkles tee hee and sequins well good job for london fashion week so far so gorgie

2/15/2008 5:27 AM  
Blogger Jael Paris said...

While I like Kane's pailettes and sheer, I adored the pailettes with chunky knits. Talk about texture!! London continues to be my jolt of edgy creativity.

2/15/2008 9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was definitely one of my favorites, also i really enjoyed the Ralph Lauren show.


2/16/2008 2:06 AM  
Blogger Sydney Marie said...

Beyond perfect blog. Fashion week is my life. London was impressive yet expected I feel.
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2/17/2008 11:49 PM  
Blogger Swat said...

Good collection of mini dresses with variant colours. I like these fashionable garments.

2/20/2008 5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’ve seen that this charity auction website has got Disney ‘Mickey Ears’ up for auction designed by PPQ to help raise money for charity. The Mickey Ears are being exhibited in Brix Smith-Start’s boutique START, London. Here’s the link if anyone wants a look,


5/21/2009 12:17 AM  
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Anonymous Sildenafil said...

Last summer, I was so lucky...I was in one of the Christopher Kane's shows and the dress collection was pretty good and the models are well, I really enjoyed it!

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