London Fashion Week: The Exhibition, Accessories

Wow, what an amazing few days. Its the last day of London Fashion Week today and we are foot sore but so inspired.

Today we have decided to feature some of the incredible accessories that we spotted at Somerset House where the exhibition was beautifully held. Thanks to all of the exhibitors who spent so much time with us sharing their inspiration and plans with us. Although the looks were incredibly diverse, if we had to make a statement on some key directions, then these are our headlines:

S&M continues with harnesses informing necklaces, basque inspired belts, lots of leather with and without studs- but all lifted by wonderfully bold colour

Gold is a strong metal colour choice for trims and jewellery

Pearls– looking good in a sexy and subverted way

Neutral leathers are chic in footwear and bags, but we say lots of bright, colour blocked detailing too

And while we are talking shoes– high, high, high heels. Blocky as well as skinny heels and less platforms that previously. In fact ‘sculptural’ is the best way to describe some of the most beautiful looks we saw.

Multiple, linked rings that are worn across at least two of your fingers at once are a ladylike take on the ‘knuckle duster’ and we saw lots of variations on this theme.

Sunglasses are thick framed and super bold, featuring innovative shaping and strong colour.

A-morir

Camilla Skovgaard

Camilla Skovgaard

Deepa Gurnani

Fannie Schiavoni

Fannie Schiavoni

Felder Felder

Fleet Ilya

Jordan Askill

Kirk Originals

Melanie Georgacopoulos

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London Fashion Week: NEWGEN at Somerset House

I actually sat here for a full 10 minutes thinking “What to start with?!”, there’s just so much great stuff from the first few days of London Fashion Week to share with you. To those in the fashion crowd who dared to say they felt a bit bored at LFW, we say piffle and tish! London’s strongly beating heart still runs on a heady mixture of creativity and innovation, blended with intellect and elegance. The Topshop and BFC sponsored NEWGEN section at Somerset House was the perfect example of this.

This season there was a new home for this selection of cutting edge talent. On the sunny terrace at the back of Somerset House sat this mini village of white painted wooden sheds, each creating a stylish, if chilly, home for the featured brands. It was a wonderland of Designer discoveries.

We particularly loved seeing Yang Du‘s collection again- a graphic and cartoonish collection of characters. Fannie Schiavoni‘s chain mail feeling jewelry looked really exciting. We dropped in to see the Mark Fast team. As you may know we are massive Mark Fast fans, especially after he graced us with an interview! We can’t wait to see Michael van der Ham‘s new collection, and Holly Fulton is another “Blink” favourite too. Felicity Brown came to our attention last season, and we look forward to seeing how her handwriting develops- especially after spotting the really directionally different printed T’s. Christopher Raeburn expressed his commitment to sustainable and ethical practices by having 2 lovely seamstresses sewing rabbits, created from collection offcuts- although we did think that it made his space look slightly like a butchers…

NEWGEN at LFW

A montage of the Designer's postcards filled the entrance space

Yang Du

Fannie Schiavoni

Henry Brown showing the Felicity Brown collection- new T shirts and last season's beautiful pleated dresses.

Christopher Raeburn's LFW production line...

Christopher Raeburn's rabbits

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