Another post straight from the front rows of London Fashion Week from our fabulous guest blogger Tala Samman of Myfashdiary.com.
Day Four of London Fashion Week – I was really looking forward to this day… lots of great designers as well as Burberry.
The day started off with morning Monday traffic to Peter Pilotto – which was at the Topshop Venue (great venue!) spacious, and they had coffee and breakfast ready for all the attendees, which made the morning that little bit better. This season, Peter stuck to his signature prints but with stronger, darker colors with fluos. Color palette of Navy’s and metallics with sequins and colored fur – other key trend for A/W’12! It was freezing outside… all I needed was a Peter Pilotto A/W’12 puffa jacket!
2nd stop, Antonio Berardi – I can always count on Berardi for the perfect structured dresses that also look super flattering. The venue was just beautiful, with a fairytale staircase where models walked down on. The A/W’12 still kept to Berardi’s structured pieces such as dresses and blazers, but included a palette of black, teal and nudes. The dresses. This season, Berardi introduced new shapes to his collection such as the full skirt – all I can say is… This man knows how to make a dress.
I was really impressed with Michael Van Der Ham’s S/S’12 collection, so I couldn’t wait to get to the Topshop Venue for a quick bite and checking out his A/W’12 collection. One of my favorite collections this season, and one I would see myself wearing! Michael knows how to mix the right textures, hems, and materials together, and get the perfect mix. The collection featured everything from stripes, sequins, prints, asymmetric hems and slits with a palette of darks and color. Still in awe…
Last show of the day for me… and one I was looking forward for all season – Burberry! This show is always a highlight for me – whether it is the actual collection or setup – it is always an experience that is worth remembering. Chris Bailey definitely didn’t disappoint this season… a calm atmosphere, which is always great for Fashion week. The collection featured paper boy caps, bow belts, tweed, plaid with a palette of khakis and dark – especially loved the sequin pullovers and puffer trench – as well as the velvet trench coat. All in all great collection, great soundtrack, great casting of models and a great venue!