Sunday, 26 February 2012

Proud to be British

2012 is really our year. Not only do we have the Olympics this summer, but London Fashion Week last week proved we're a force to be reckoned with. It seems LFW used to be seen as a launch-pad for young, and relatively inexperienced designers as they tested out their looks on the catwalk, but with the return of Burberry a few years ago and these young designers now becoming household names, LFW has definitely become my favourite fashion week behind Paris. I find New York, bar Marc Jacobs, to be relatively dull and even though Milan shows the sexiness and glamour of Italian fashion, it always leaves me slightly disappointed (apart from Raf Simons' last collection for Jil Sander yesterday which was just incredible). It'll take me too long to review each collection I loved from LFW, so here's a quick round up of my favourite shows:

Burberry Prorsum - A beautiful autumnal palette as Christoper Baileys offers us a piece of Burberry's classic British heritage with an added youthful touch and fashion forward silhouettes.

Erdem - Mr. Moralioglu goes from strength to strength as he continues to show beautiful floral prints, but by experimenting more with fabric and form, he proves he doesn't just make pretty dresses.

Peter Pilotto - One of my favourite London-based brands, Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos are also bettering themselves on each offering. The pair continue to deliver their distinctive psychedelic prints but this time they're creating more interesting pieces, including puffa jackets and peplums. 

Jonathan Saunders - A collection of richer fabrics, colours, more tailored silhouettes and just beautiful wearable clothing proves this man is 100% deserving of his BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund. 

Matthew Williamson - For some reason, Williamson's collections sometimes slip under my radar, but I won't let that happen again. I think the pictures speak for themselves. Beautiful. 


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