We trotted along to the ever-so-pristine salon Andrew Barton in Covent Garden who beautified us with gorgeous hair. His team are seriously talented and very friendly. Not just saying this, you really need to go. I very much am making this my salon de vie. My hair was made into bayootiiful curls, which held all day because of the amazing Redken hairspray, until the storm hit me at 8pm and they fell out. R.I.P curls.
What I wore:
Dress: Whistle and Wolf | Necklace Wonsuponatime | Shoes: New Look
The first show Lulu Liu:
Clean minimalism, bright prints and fringing made Lulu Liu’s collection a very noteworthy one. She collaborated with Face Lace for this season and so face adornments and beauty decorations were created by Phyllis Cohen. You can instantly tell this collection was a labour of love for the Chinese designer, with the delicate ruffles and hand painted paisley prints, it was certainly a feast for the eyes.
Jamie Wei Huang
There were some real beauties in this collection, my favourite being the asymmetric white pleated dresses – which I would so wear in and out of every season. The collection as a whole was simplistic, clean with a refined outline and a masculine edge. Personally mentored by Stella McCartney and having gained experience under both Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane, this is one designer I will have my eye on.
Ones to Watch: Here we looked to the future at Fashion Scout, with the Ones to Watch winners Sarah Ryan, Carrie Ann Stein, Hiroko Nakajima and George Styler. There was some seriously good music here and many a front rower was nodding their heads and tapping their be-healed feet.
Carrie-Ann Stein’s show was all sleek forms of bright urbanisation with prints, over sized square dresses contributed to a look that wasn’t quite for me. I really did like her form flattering dresses however and the carnival-style colours were beautiful.
London-based Japanese knitwear designer, Hiroko Nakajima was a delight to watch down the catwalk. This collection was a definite focus on the graphics and art works of the pieces, rather than the how they worked with the models themselves. With a focus on fashion as art and expression, her soft draped pieces juxtaposed stern lines which cut across the form quite angrily.
Sarah Ryan seemed to be travel inspired and I was particularly loving the huge and intricate backpacks. One seemed big enough to carry another person and I half thought another model would pop out at the end of the catwalk. Her hand-woven garments really expressed an exploration in texture and contour, while black leathers contradicted swooshing feather like materials which worked beautifully together.
And lastly my favourite.. George Styler.
A bright explosion of knitwear, sequins and a whole host of talent, George Styler was a fashion riot and everyone in the room sat up and took notice. I loved his punk rock silhouettes, mixed with 3D shapes with a texture clash.
He also created my favourite dress of the whole day:
Sarah Betty xx
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