LFW September 2017 – Highlights Day 4
Paul Costello continued his inspiration of the 60s this season; thick woven fabrics, twiggy-bottom lashes and swing-hop soundtracks were just a few of the many references. Florals and stripes laid onto white bell-skirted dresses added another layer to the offering, while the male models wore colour block suits over simple white t-shirts (hello 60s once again). Block colour sock boots in light greys and pinks added a current/trendy touch, whilst the clothes themselves followed a core colour palette of orange, pink, white and blue.
On the other hand, this seasons Aspinal of London presentation was based on the theme of ‘Murder at the Orient Express’ – complete with outfitted bell boys, impressive (and decadent) train set-ups, and, most importantly, handbags. Perspex box clutches, velvet burgundy backpacks and metal-accented trunks were just a few of the many, many beautifully-crafted bags showcased. To fully embrace the ‘Orient Express’ theme, Aspinal had also range of colourful passport-inspired-stickers to adorn any and every piece if you so wish. Held at Claridge’s ballroom, the place was buzzing with celebrity and glamour – not merely a handbag presentation, but a true experience.
Aspinal of London
The Osman show was held at the also very aesthetically pleasing Aquavit, with voluminous shirting, embroidered florals and oversized blazers all cores of the collection. Everything was styled for eveningwear; two especially ‘standout’ pieces – a white feather midi skirt and tiered sequin trousers – were toned down somewhat with shirts or a thin layer of tulle. Small details such as giant metal buttons stamped on the blazers or the nonchalant styling of pieces ensured a elevated modernity.
Words by India Hunnikin