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If it weren’t for the amazingly extreme styling, this tailoring could be so ‘lavender and old lace’, however, the magic fashion fairy dust of Karl Lagerfeld and his super styling team at Chanel have instead transformed it into a somewhat challenging look. The lavender tailoring is quite nice alone, but by teaming it with camellia embellished knickers, its elevated into something far more intriguing. We also love the beach appropriate, velour looking variation on the classic Chanel jacket and those stunning fingerless leather gloves. Only the ever chic house of Chanel could make this work.
It’s been a popular stylist’s theme in the heavy hitting fashion magazines for some time, as well as featuring on Dolce and Gabanna‘s catwalk for AW’11, but I have to say, aside from the brothel creeper, crepe sole shoes that we were reporting on last Summer, this London Fashion Week was the first time we have seen the boyish look adopted so fully in ‘real life’.
Slightly cropped tailored pants, crisp shirts, boyish sweaters, loafers or Chelsea boots, school boy jackets and the occasional satchel create a youthful and engagingly naive feel. Add a kitten heeled winkle picker and suddenly it feels 60’s Mod scooter girl. There was a more grown up edge to this too, as seen on Anna Dello Russo who seemed to be channeling a bit of Bianca Jagger/ Gucci in the hands of Tom Ford.
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It’s a marathon of inspiration this week. We hope that you can take the pace. Here we are at day 4 of coverage from last Tuesday’s LCF BA Graduate Fashion Show. Only one more day to go, so you’ve almost made it through! Don’t forget that you see more great work from each designer, plus far better imagery by looking here.