It’s Valentines Day today but that is an after thought for most fashionistas around the UK and the world as London Fashion Week kicks off today. The first lot of shows and presentations started with catwalk shows from Bora Aksu, Fyodor Golan, Eudon Choi, Christopher Raeburn and a special 120th anniversary show from Daks.
I’ve selected my picks of the day from the above shows, there were some appealing styles and designs and some I was not so keen on but generally a great selection from established designers and from all the tweets I’ve seen, fellow bloggers and other attendees are enjoying the shows despite the awful weather.
Fyodar Podgomy and Golan Frydman exhibited a collection that captured couture elements and embraced different textures and bright colours. Some pieces would have not looked out of place of the set of the Matrix with their futuristic feel.
This 120th anniversary show previewed tailoring, military inspired designs, tartan and autumnal hues such as golds, camel, browns and dark reds. A lovely collection with fabulous lines and great texture. I wasn’t keen on the fur pieces but when they filter onto the high street this should be quite exciting with these designs in mind.
Originally a menswear designer, Eudon Choi has made the transition into womenswear fluidly. This collection showed royal blue and mocha shades with tailoring and pin stripe details. The collection has a masculine yet feminine feel. I do feel a little sorry for the models having to brush out that matted hair!
The winner of the emerging talent in menswear fashion award in 2011 did not disappoint. The collection featured my favourite accessory ‘the beanie’ and Arctic inspired designs, excellent for the chilly weather. Other features included burnt orange shades and contouring panels. I also think culottes are going to be huge in AW14 and are perfect for the transition from summer to autumn.
Stay tuned for day two, lots of fab designers coming tomorrow including Emilia Wickstead, John Rocha, Jasper Conran, Julien MacDonald and many more.