15 September 2013


Day 2 of some of the collections shown at London Fashion Week on Saturday 14th.

Orla Kiely's collection contained some of my favourite pieces of the day. I loved the safari and exploration feel behind the collection. The addition of the props really made the show and collection come to life. The skirts were had small details that really worked well to create a different look to this show. The pieces gave off a smart/casual feel to the collection and it definitely contained pieces where many could be worn straight off the catwalk. I really loved the small prints she used, whether that be the polka dots of the zebra printed t-shirt.
Hairstyle - Although the tops of the models hair was hidden underneath the hats which they wore the rest of the hairstyle very much still had a look to it. The hair was sleek with the ends being curled underneath at the tips. It appeared to be a center or little side parting as many times the hair was completely off the face of the model with some bits of hair being left to frame the face.
Zoe Jordan is designer I haven't really heard a lot of in the past but after seeing some initial images I was interest to see what else she had to offer this year. I really liked the shapes used in this show and there were many pieces that I would wear straight from the catwalk. The almost marbling water effect on some of the pieces was an usual one but one which worked well and looked really interesting on the pieces as they came down the catwalk.
Hairstyle - The hair was placed in a sharp center parting. It was kept mostly sleek with a hint of wave throughout the lengths of the hair which created a little bit of texture and create a more un-kept look. The tips of the models hair all looked to be blunt and straight across which kept a uniform look across all of the models. 
Sibling by Sibling. I really liked the interesting choice of detailing used in some of the pieces such as the crocheting and the quilting effects. They really added to the designs and gave them a bit more dimension. Many of the pieces were kept simple in their shapes but, with the added details it really create something extra to many of the pieces. Some of the more solid pieces I feel could really be worn in everyday style. I really liked the denim pieces as they were simple in design but, as they were in the denim fabric it really added something more interesting rather than being in a simpler fabric.
Hairstyle - The hair was texture and voluminous. In loose waves/curls it worked really well with the outfits and create a relaxed and causal feel to the pieces shown. It was controlled with products and wasn't too wild or crazy.

Julien Macdonald's collection definitely showed some incredibly detailed and creative pieces. The intricate details really added to the looks that were shown and added another dimension to the dresses. This was a collection that was out to impress and it definitely did just that. The shapes had a tight fit to them and were sleek to the bodies of the models. As well as the more solid shapes  there were also dressed which featured cut out details which really added to the designs of the dresses. Many of the pieces had a higher neckline but then sheerer fabrics were used to create more interesting details.
Hairstyle - The hair was completely scraped back away from the face of the model and sleeked down with gel. It was then placed into a structured up-do. This show was definitely all about the clothes and this hairstyle helped keep all the attention just on the pieces wore by the models.

Richard Nicoll's collection was one that had an overall smart feel and had many piece that could be worn straight from the catwalk. The looks were quite tailored to the model and kept smart and neat. Many of the pieces were kept in basics colours consisting of greys and whites. There was also a pop of colour such as pink which added an interesting burst of colour to an otherwise basic colour palette. This was a collection that was fairly basic but had some interesting pieces in both style and colour. Many pieces were kept basic but this meant that they are perfect to be ready to wear.
Hairstyle - The hair was placed in a centre parting with sleek roots. It was then styled for the hair to be tucked behind the ears of the models and fall down their backs. It was a sleek and elegant look that worked well with the smarter feel that the clothes were giving.

My favourite show of the day has to be Orla Kiely. Not only was the setting in which the catwalk show took place so amazing but also the clothes themselves were lovely.
There was bit of metallic going on again today, especially at Julien Macdonalds show with some greys being seen in other places.

I hope you enjoyed this post today so please do let me know your thoughts! Make sure to check out the coverage of the shows as some and steaming live and check out Style.com and the London Fashion Week website to keep up to date with everything that's going on.

Thanks for reading!
*Photographs via Style.com, ELLE.co.uk and London Fashion Week

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