I love London Fashion Week more than anything in the world(alright, along with Nutella), and I never exactly understand why no one really cares about London Fashion Week. At least London designers are creative and bring a burst of energy to the fashion scene, unlike the . If I have to look at Karl Lagerfeld reworking tweed suits every single season I'm putting a gun to my head.
In his spectacular spring 2012 collection, Christopher Kane was inspired by palimpsest walls and Dear Diaries of teenagers’ bedrooms on grim welfare estates(or at least, according to Vogue. The result was layers of different organza and pop-up flowers that look something like Elle Fanning would wear for Chloë Sevigny's birthday party. For fall, Christopher Kane is still inspired by teenagers from the 80s and still has a thing going on with flowers and the collection is full of cutout dresses, pinstripes, floral embroidery and mesh skirts in bold reds and purple. The first few looks(pinstripes) gave a false impression of the collection and I thought the whole thing was gonna be a snoozefest, then the flowery-mesh-thingy started popping up. Long story short, trust fund babe meets hedonistic, middle-age woman living in South of France.
Some of the most wonderful things about the 70s are
the hippies with their "Make Love Not War" signs Studio 54 and Rocky Horror Picture Show. Combined those two and you'll get a hipster Tumblog Meadham Kirchhoff, fall 2012. Metallic bustiers and rainbow tights suddenly look desirable again, and handbags with cartoony monster-faces on them will no doubt be the biggest thing of 2012. After all, doesn't everyone wears coats covered in tinsels? At least, I do. Be right back putting on glittering platforms and blue paint on my face.
Erdem, Erdem, Erdem. I don't know but chanting things 3 times sound really cool and voodoo-like, Yolo! Apparently this is inspired by old ladies that are really into
hoarding art, which is the only reason why neon lace, Impressionist floral prints and splattering print made an appearance at the same. It looks very feminine are supposed to be Mad Men-inspired, because all things feminine are supposed to be Mad Men-inspired. Mid-length dresses? Mad Men-inspired. Brooches? Mad Men-inspired. Structured coats? Mad Men-inspired. MAD MEN IS THE CREATOR OF ALL THINGS FEMININE AND GIRLY SO FORGET THE 60S THERE'S ONLY MAD MEN AND MAD MEN ONLY. Yolo.
As of right now, you probably are aware of my fanatical obsession with Mary Katrantzou. The woman who started the whole florals for fall trend two years ago! A master of prints in Photoshop! The visionary who incorporated ordinary, everyday objects like spoons and telephones into prints! Yes, oh yes she did. And the result is a range of printed dresses that are everything from structured to rustling-in-the-wind. Katrantzou does similar silhouettes every season, but she managed to make it look different every time. Now that's creativity, and great prints.
Speaking of prints, I'm equally fascinated by the ones skillfully crafted by Michael van der Ham. I should stop talking about prints already, but print-blocking really is the biggest trend in fashion of the moment and even Vogue agree(see March 2012 issue). And I always like an excuse to