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London Fashion Week Day 4 Fashion’s First Lady Remembered


After a special memorial service for fashion’s first lady; Isabella Blow, it was over to the Royal Opera House for canapes, cocktails and a collection from Nicole Farhi. Kicking off with a classic blue and white palette the range developed into more of an ‘Out of Africa’ feel with 70s style maxi dresses, tailored shorts and circular batik prints – all accessorized with antique tribal necklaces. Distinctively Farhi and incredibly wearable, this season sees Nicole celebrating her 25th year in the industry, which is certainly not to be sniffed at. PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, handed out flyers just outside the venue, this time targeting leather and the cruelty of factory farming.



Next up Avsh Alom Gur took inspiration from recycling and the bicycle while Jens Laugesen combined Glam Rock with his exquisitely cut tailoring. The penchant for glossy fabrics continues particularly when combined with matt textures in the same shade.


Over at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout, across the road from the main tents, Aganovich was in a rebellious mood with her collection. Fluid silk satins were combined with restrictive tailored forms making for some flattering sihouettes with a distinctive Aganovich flavour.








Jacob Kimmie, at On|Off meanwhile, gave a heavy nod to transparent chiffon layers which we have seen repeatedly on the S/S catwalks. Fringing, fine pleats and ruffles also featured throughout while the heavily beaded eye-masks and feathered hats added lashings of drama to the proceedings.


The day rounded off with a quirky collection from Steve J & Yoni P. The idea of contrasts, it seems, had been fully explored with traditional natural fabrics in earthy tones played against synthetic shiny pieces in bright primary shades.

The event of the evening was no doubt the gala dinner co-hosted by Vogue for the V&A’s latest exhibition ‘The Golden Age of Couture’. The soiree attracted the industry’s top movers and shakers including the likes of Matthew Williamson, Claudia Schiffer, Anna Wintour, Kate Moss, and of course John Galliano. A true fashion fest – expect plenty of coverage from the papers and mags very soon.






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JoJo Iles





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