It's been two years since I went to my first fashion week, except that it was basically a spin-off called London Fashion Weekend... how cute. Safe to say, I'm glad those days are gone (as fun as they were for fifteen-year-old me) and I'm on to bigger and better things for my fourth real season at LFW...
Friday was potentially the only day I'll be available to go to London (fingers crossed I can make it on Tuesday), so I was definitely kept busy heading from show to show.
I spent the morning at two presentations, steventai and Three Floor. Presentations are growing in acclaim as designers like Diane Von Furstenburg and Faustine Steinmetz skip the catwalk for this more personal approach. This could perhaps be due to the fact that presentations give the perfect opportunity to see the designer's work much closer up than a catwalk show. My first presentation of the day was steventai, who'a aesthetic I have always particularly admired... His collections always seems to be an ode to the quirky, shy girls who don't mind standing out.
Next was the Three Floor presentation, and I must say I appreciated the 1920's-inspired dresses. I loved the pleated mid-length skirts and of course the lace that Three Floor always seems to incorporate into their collections.
After Three Floor, I headed to the heart of LFW (aka Brewer Street Car Park) to register and then find my seat for the Eudon Choi show. His collection this time around was a perfect mix of contemporary cuts and deconstructed details, and I loved his cohesive balance between masculine and feminine this season.
The John Smedley collection, The Poetry of Colour, was nothing but iconic for the "The World's Finest Knitwear" brand. They managed to stay true to their 230-year-old brand whilst bringing in bold colours and a poetic atmosphere to the presentation.
The final presentation I attended was the Xiao Li presentation. Her SS17 collection definitely reflected her knitwear background, but she also brought some stunning sheer layers to the table this season.
I finally got the opportunity to attend the Paul Costelloe show at Le Meridien Hotel, and it was nothing short of what I expected from the widely-celebrated British designer. I admired Paul Costelloe's wise choices in both structure and texture, with white being the obvious focus of his collection this season.
Check out coverage from past fashion weeks here!