London Fashion Week: Streetstyle, Warm Leatherette

Actually most of this isn’t leatherette, its proper leather- but I just couldn’t resist the title (in reference to one of my all time fav Grace Jones songs in case you’re wondering). London Fashion Week was such an inspirational event this season, and in no small way due to the ultra stylish attendees. If you look back at historical LFW coverage you’ll see that this is the perfect barometer for the trends that are going to come through strongly over the season ahead, so take note and start your shopping list from the directions we’ve highlighted this week.

Leather was a material being backed by the fashion pack, and not only as the ubiquitous Biker jacket (thanks Burberry for keeping that one alive for Autumn). The newest direction in leather, however, is the skirt. From mini skater skirts to minxy pencils and on into midi length, full A lines.

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

Outside the Louise Gray show, London Fashion Week

Outside the Louise Gray show, London Fashion Week

Susie Bubble at Vauxhall Fashion Scout, London Fashion Week

Outside the Topshop show, London Fashion Week

Outside the Topshop show, London Fashion Week

Thanks again to Asta for all of the great shots, and thanks to all of you for stopping to have us take your photograph.

Blink Social- Miss Grace Jones

Thursday night was made exceptionally special through the combination of one of our favorite London locations, Somerset House, with one of our longest standing favorite style icons and performers, Grace Jones.

When “Blink”s founder was but a mere girl contemplating what style meant, Grace Jones came along and showed that individuality, drama, androgyny and form were all far more exciting than pretty, obvious and uniform. She created a new take on sexy that has stood the test of time and believe me, she is still incredibly sexy. Strutting her stuff in a basque and thong at the fabulous age of ’60 something’.

Each new song was delivered in a new head piece and jacket combination, layered over the basque. The amazing millinery masterpieces, created by Philip Treacy, brought additional theatre and edge to a brilliant performance. The ‘piece de resistance’ was her rendition of “Slave to the Rhythm” whilst hula hooping throughout. Fantastic!

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