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Vogue’s London Trend Report Autumn Winter 2011

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  • An obsession with straps and bandaging gives dramatic tension.
  • Colour: between Burberry’s Crayola brights and Louise Gray’s foil-dotted plaid mohair, there is a resplendent feast of colour. Jonathan Saunders’ William Morris-inspired prints in turquoise, coral and leaf green were a real standout.

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  • Great new looks for modernists included the long tunic over flaring trousers in plays of sheer and print.
  • Silhouettes have simplified and purified. This is a season of evening trousers matched with fancy blouses, of demure sheath-like dresses with high necks and long sleeves.

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Some interesting trends coming this Autumn from London; over the next few weeks I will be exploring my favourite designers in more depth..

Vogue’s London Trend Report Autumn Winter 2011

Part 1…

  • Following seasons of cosy rusticity and utility wear for day, and thigh-skimming cocktailwear for night, London designers are now focussing on elaborately detailed and seriously grown-up chic.

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  • There is a fetishistic edge to the beautifully crafted clothes – see Giles, Topshop Unique, Antonio Berardi and Marios Schwab.

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Vogue’s New York Trend Report Autumn Winter 2011

  • A new feel for richness, detail and sumptuous fabrics flourished through the NYC collections taking many shapes and forms – see Proenza Schouler, Rodarte and Thakoon

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  • At Donna Karan and Victoria Beckham new shapes emerged like the wrap skirt, the midi length and a u-turn of the body con va-va-voom trend that dominated last winter.

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  • Androgyny was the calling card with Alexander Wang and Phillip Lim delivering luxe utility
  • The romance with the Seventies is still in the air – as seen at Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors and Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Happy Snaps at London Fashion Week

I very much enjoyed going to see Betty Jackson and Belle Sauvage at London Fashion Week! My highlights:

– Fur coats, heavy layering of different fabrics, cut out dresses and lots of RED at Betty Jackson.

– Prints that looked like fabric manipulations, body con and a massive HAT at Belle Sauvage.

Here are a few of my snaps:

Gorgeous texture at Meadham Kirchhoff Spring 2011

Loving the lace, pleating and ruching at Meadham Kirchhoff Spring/Summer 2011. Beautifully delicate fabrics and interesting silhouettes. A mish-mash of colours in the collection which brings to mind a slightly ‘oddly dressed goth’ kind of style…

Imagine (like I am) these pieces in natural nudes, peaches and creams. Delicious! And much more wearable. Note to self: pale blue knit with red lace dress, not a good look. However, lace tea dresses and pleated chiffon, yes please!

For my absolute favourite photo, skip to the bottom. Deliciously pleated and laced orange silk close up. A textile dream!

Prozena Schouler inspires..

On Portobello Road this week I came across some WOW factor trousers… The fabric immediately reminded me of the lace dresses from Prozena Schouler’s SS11 collection, so I had to get them. They’re a pretty horrific shape so you’re just getting a zoomed close up of the fabric.. so let’s see what they can be transformed into: Watch this space!

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Close up of Proenza’s lace:

Wacky but fun fabric from Portobello:

Beading by Christopher Kane

Forget neon brights at Christopher Kane’s Spring 2011 collection, I was particularly impressed with his beading… Beautiful!

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A close up of the beading for the textile lovers (myself included):

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LOVE Valentino Couture S/S11

nhude_val_ss11Absolutely gorgeous detailing at Valentino’s Spring/Summer 2011 show.

My highlights include:

– pleating

– jewels

– ruffles

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