Here’s a recap of Day 1 of London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 16. This season, I was only able to do two of the five days as I had other plans for the rest of the weekend.
My accreditation came through about a week before fashion week started. I like going round the designer showrooms and getting to see the new collections and meeting some of the designers that also attend which is the major benefit of being accredited. It doesn’t get you to the shows as many people would think. Anyway, I did a bit little tour around the showrooms on the first day but some designer stalls were still empty, so I decided to do my round on Saturday (day 2). I had most of my activities cramped on Friday (day 1) anyway.
Let’s start with my outfit and then a little recap of my activities and some show reviews. As I’m not much of a planner, I couldn’t decide on what to wear and I didn’t have the time to visit any showrooms, borrow samples or consider accepting gifts – with the exception of the Chanel handbag which I wore all through fashion week, took me from day to night.Most of the pieces from my outfit are oldies except my Prada shoes. The shirt I bought last season for fashion week but it didn’t make the cut and both the scarf and jeans have previously been featured on the blog. I opted for layers and luckily the weather wasn’t horrendous.
Wearing: Shirt – Twist x Turn at Topshop, Jeans – Zara, Shoe – Prada, Bag (Chanel) c/o – Designer Exchange
Now, on to the rest of the day…The morning stated off at Brewer Street Car Park with J. Js Lee who popped some unexpected details in her new collection. She led the collection with a strong shade of red which was attention grabbing and about 4 to 5 colour palettes in the full collection. For me, firstly, it was the rope with tassels which was used as a belt on some of the tailoring that got my attention. It was also used as a hair accessory, used to hold up the models pony tails. This detail was also fully featured on a couple of dresses. Also, Lee layered dresses and skirts over trousers which I think is very street chic. Finally, I also liked the fabric co-ord and colour co-ords with the shoes.
So, here’s the best summary I can give…After Lee, I had a couple of hours to spare, I grabbed my official LFW bag and met of for coffee and pictures with the writer behind Fashion Worked. After this was Eudon Choi, then off to On|Off for Edeline Lee & Little Shilpa. I decided to give a few other shows a miss to do other backstage activities I quickly dashed off after the presentation to Fashion Scout for the backstage for all the shows with Tony & Guy. I was able to catch Barrus, Merit Award Winner David Ferreira, gave Pam Hogg a miss and went to Paul Costello at Le Meridian in Piccadilly Circus for more back stage(I will do my post up on this some other time). Having a casual chat with Paul Costello was one of the highlight of my day. I did quite a lot of walking – not sure why I didn’t just get a cab…I met up with blogger babe Dani for an event at Showroom Shoreditch and ended the day at Edeline Lee’s after party. I leave you with some pictures. Those of you following me on snapchat had all of these first hand, so be sure to find me at ‘astylediary_’.
My first close encounter with Edeline Lee and I wasn’t disappointed. I particularly like the contacting piping, it gave a lot of character to the simple pieces. Also, was drawn to the pops of metallics and the skirt over trousers made an appearance in her show as well.