style brick road: LFW_SS14_part_3

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

LFW_SS14_part_3

Sexy fashionistas @ Burberry Prorsum
And then - the magic happened.

4th day of LFW started off with a bang. Of flower petals. It was the Burberry Prorsum show - probably the biggest show of the UK's fashion week, and surely the biggest show I've seen. Not only seas of people, but a feeling that takes you in, and doesn't let you out until the last model steps off the catwalk. I can easily say those 15 mins were my best experience of the LFW - the music, models, high fashion, the way the show is arranged. That's when I actually felt I was 'part of the real fashion world'. Not that I am, it was just a feeling (haha). If isolate the fashion part of the show - it's a successful ready-to-wear collection that perfectly presents 'high fashion for real people that love luxury'. 
When I say real, I think of people that love fashion to a point of pretty - not about the 'real' financial situation. Burberry as a brand represents British luxury, not haute couture. Of course, there are enough 'fashion with a capital F' pieces (see: see-through embellished jacket on Cara D. & the pink embellished coat), but the whole feel is  'beautiful clothes for beautiful rich people'. As a big 45+ pieces collection, it's consisted of many different pieces but the silhouettes are kept in the same story as the last A/W collection. 
However, the materials are where Christopher Bailey pays hommage to Britain - British heritage lace, cashmere & other rich soft materials that fall perfectly in the S/S story. The colour scheme is what makes the collection special - there's every colour - from tan to pastels to bits of black & white.

After being stunned by everything that happened inside the tent at the Queen's Gate before/during/after the show, I went to the Pringle of Scotland presentation that was held in a beautiful hotel situated in Mayfair. The collection was everything Pringle of Scotland is as a brand - classic with a twist, luxurious & British. When I think of it right now - it was a nice continuation of the Burberry Prorsum story as I find the 2 brands to have a similar customer. Probably the best thing about the collection were the materials that felt so rich and kinda menswear, but still feminine in those classic shapes they presented.

My last for that day was a Young Chinese designer's presentation - Huishan Zhang. Another Central Saint Martins graduate showcased a pretty collection for young girls. I could see his clothes on any preppy IT girl of the moment - Alexa Chung, Susie Bubble, Emma Watson or any of the Fanning sisters. Although it 'only' looks like pretty clothes, the techniques he uses are A-mazing - pleating, ruching & embellishing in a way that's not literal is both interesting and beautiful. His powerful pieces are probably the ones in solids, while the lacey numbers feel kinda seen and done in the past seasons. All in all, the presentation left me excited, and I can't wait to see what he does next.

Now the feast for your eyes! < 3

Burberry Prorsum

Pringle of Scotland

Huishan Zhang

&moments
My favourite British artist aka Paloma Faith @ Burberry Prorsum
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Cute English rose aka Sienna Miller @ Burberry Prorsum
Major fashionista moment - Miroslava Duma @ Burberry Prorsum
Mr. Derek Blasberg aka my idol in front of the Burberry Prorsum venue
Stalking the frow @ Burberry Prorsum
The seat of my fav Editor  @ Burberry- Alexandra shulman of Vogue UK :3


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Dinos