Friday, 1 October 2010

The View from the Front Row

flashing lights
The Vodafone London Fashion Weekend Catwalk show took us on a tour of the hottest trends for A/W'10, and showcased exclusive collections from established designers. We saw the models in the' Nomad' and 'Kramer vs. Kramer' trends, dressed in garments from London's most reputable stores. Take a look at our pick of the best outfits below, as we guide you through how to recreate the looks for yourself.

The Nomad
The fur gilet

sheepskin cape and a flowing skirt

Layer chiffons, sheepskin and knits for the modern bohemian 'Nomad' trend. The ethnic style is inspired by world cultures, with patterns from India and wraps from Russia. Seen on the catwalk at John Galliano and Jean Paul Gaultier, the trend is easy to wear, and cosy enough for the coldest Winter!

Kramer vs. Kramer
buttercup hues for maxed out glamour

the staple camel coat
The 1970's housewife has been revived for the season ahead as the classic camel colour palette makes a comeback. The look embodies a softer power woman, with leg-lengthening trousers and cashmere coats nipped at the waist by a dressing gown style belt.
A timeless trend has emerged, make it your own with a silk shirt, perhaps tucked into leather culottes, and throw on the much coveted cape. We advise investment in this area, as the versatility creates room in your wardrobe for items that will never go out of fashion. 

Ashley Isham
space-age and structural
Chanel-esque tweed with glitter and attitude
The London-based Singapore-born designer is known for his show-stopping creations, favoured by Lady Gaga, Florence Welch and Kylie. The collection showcased Isham's diverse use of techniques, we saw his signature draping evolve to futuristic fabrics in sculptural forms. He draws inspiration from his Eastern roots, using detailed embellishment in his work for high-octane glamour.
Our favourite piece was the tweed ensemble pictured above, the glittered flecks throughout the fabric gave a nod to the metallic trend, and the outfit seemed both glamorous and versatile, easily dressed up with heel for the evening, or paired with a plain coat for less formal affairs.

Grecian glamour

the show stopper
Grecian gowns glided down the catwalk, and despite the amount of fabric in them, they didn't fail to flatter. The models embodied a true glamazon, with long legs emerging from the masses of opulently coloured fabric. Blocks of plum and coral gave a feminine feel, whilst the cut, which wasn't answering to quick-moving fashion trends, meant that the dresses were sleek, modern and timeless.
BodyAmr creates dresses worthy of any red carpet, and Amber Rose and Daisy Lowe walked for his show at Fashion Week. We can see ourselves in these grown up gowns feeling every inch the power woman.
the final walk

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