London Fashion Week SS14; The Show Must Go On

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London Fashion Week SS14 was an invogorating experience as before the buzz of any one show ended I promptly made my way to the next before the momentum dulled. Actually I did enjoy my fair share of relaxing in media chill out zones such as the Ugg lounge in the ME hotel, Glam Media suite in No 1 Aldwych, and Felicities press zone in the Waldorf. Fashion week was nevertheless hectic and I feel like I walked about ten miles simply walking back and forth between Covent Garden for the Fashion Scout shows and Somerset House for the on Schedule shows or celeb spotting (Unsuccessfully- I saw a few at off schedule shows). Each designer offered something unique and continued to establish their signature looks and those showing for the first time made their mark on the London fashion scene. There were so many stunning items of clothing I constantly felt like a kid in a candy shop- although one who admires the candy from afar.  This is what I love doing the most as I have a real appreciation for the creative genius of the designers who have managed to get this far and I’m always happy to be in a place where I can meet with like minded lovers of exquisite, innovative and timeless fashion.

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I’m obsessed with the organza fabric and bold prints in Bernard Chandran’s collection. I was wowed by his AW13 show but was equally impressed with his latest offering.

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Ashley Isham brought lots of glamour as expected but the collection was a diverse mix of simpler tailored pieces even suited for work or day to night looks which were shown in the run up to him unleashing his stunning evening gowns complete with intricate embellishments.

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Krystof Strozyna even got the wigs to match his geometric theme – impressive!

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Basharatyan V and Ong Oaj Pairam both demonstrated excellent tailoring and a bright spring/ summer colour palette that left me feeling sad about the appalling weather.

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Jean Pierre Braganza played around with monochrome with a mixture of very minimalist looks and detailed black and white prints. Knitwear designer, Helen Lawrence, from the Ones to Watch show combined a range of different textures and materials including a futuristic clear plastic skirt.

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Lulu Liu was my last show so I definitely ended my fashion week on a high as I have loved the designer since first seeing her collections at BlodyGray PR’s showroom. I have no words to sum up Lulu Liu’s work, just simply stunning.

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