Editors Picks: London Fashion Week s/s 2010

September 25, 2009

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Editors Picks: London Fashion Week s/s 2010

Here are my favourites from London Fashion Week:

PPQ

PPQ’s Nubian inspired theme (meaning Sudanese) for spring 2010 was typical of this label where cheeky swimwear, funky sun dresses, and playsuits featured. 

PPQ has a huge pop brat following and true to form, a horde of paparazzi-fodder- under-25’s packed the venue to see this show – including Alexa Chung, Peaches Geldof and her new best friend Roseanna Davison.

I loved the high beehive hairstyles on the models, their new collaboration with Adidas and the fact that they used black models only for this show.

Following the criticism of ethnic diversity that’s been going on in the fashion world, this is a good thing.  However, the collection has a way to go yet to be classified alongside contemporaries such as March Jacobs and 3.1 Philip Lim.

Burberry Prorsum

What can I say? Loved, loved, loved this transformation of a fuddy duddy “olde” English label into an uber glamorous must-have for every fashionista. Read more here.

William Tempest

I think this young British designer is about to make it big. It was a hair trend that I especially loved  from Tempest’s catwalk; to-the-side, high glam hair, inspired by high fashion Paris couture (pictured).

Christopher Kane

Besides his new collaboration with Topshop which hit the shops last week, Christopher Kane’s own spring 2010 collection points to gingham as a key pattern for next year. 

So ladies, you’ll have to root out that old gingham shirt or summer dress next year, it’s on its way back.

I also enjoyed the music they played at London Fashion Week:

Libertango’, by Johnwaynes
(At Vivienne Westwood Red.)

Primitive’, by The Groupies
(Lots of them in the front row at PPQ! See above.)

Scenic World’, by Beirut
(At Dublin-based John Rocha show.)

Pearl’s Dream’, by Bat for Lashes
(Pearly metallics at Matthew Williamson.)

The Passenger’, by Iggy Pop
(Sienna Miller and sister Savannah present Twenty8Twelve)

Left My Heart in Tokyo’, by Mini Viva
(A warm fuzzy song which accompanied the Issa dresses – Kate Middleton is a big fan.)

And so it’s back to normality after London Fashion Week, until it cranks up again next February!

Images courtesy of PPQ, William Tempest, Christopher Kane.

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