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London Fashion Week S/S 2011 catwalk review: Felder Felder

The Felder twins provide a perfect cocktail-hour wardrobe at their show for party girls, September 17th 2011.

Written by Satu Fox

Felder Felder by Antonia Parker.

I have no time for snobs in any genre (for example, contrary to popular hipster opinion, bands do not suddenly become rubbish because other people like them) so I’m not ashamed to say that the first thing I thought when I saw the Felder Felder collection was “I can imagine Leighton Meester of Gossip Girl fame wearing one of these dresses at an event of some kind”. Unless you’ve been unemployed and your two closest friends have been your ability to download US teen dramas off the internet, and the bottle, you can’t understand my feelings for Leighton.

One of the reasons I mentally photoshopped these clothes onto her is because they do have elements in common with labels she’s already worn, like Versus by Christopher Kane and Proenza Schouler – short but sweet dresses with attention to colour and structure. That’s a good thing, and a sort of low-key glamour is the Felder twins’ signature look, although apparently the show attracted front-row guests like Paloma Faith and Kanye West’s girlfriend Amber Rose – this indicates that either I am blind or there’s a lot of dramatic potential with these clothes. I loved the show and it was a rare one where you can imagine it on the rails in Liberty and even on oneself - the Felder twins appeared at the end doing justice to their own clothes, which is really heartening to see.

While all was sexy good times inside the tent this was the first show to suffer from LFW ticketing drama – it was very oversubscribed and we were lucky to get in because a lot of ticket-holders were turned away. Queuing has been a trending topic as many shows including PPQ fell prey to this ticketing palaver – everyone wants to know how it’s possible to send out 1200 tickets for a 600-seat audience. Two people, even two miniature fashion people, per seat is probably pushing it.

Speaking of miniature people, I’ve seem quite a few kids at LFW, which is pretty much par for the course, but today for the first time I saw a baby in a pram. Is it right to indoctrinate children into a belief system so early on? Why not after all. If I ever have a child I am definitely going to dress it in miniature versions of my outfits and make it watch Clueless every night before it goes to sleep.


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One Response to “London Fashion Week S/S 2011 catwalk review: Felder Felder”

  1. Absolutely fabulous show, plenty of scrumptious wild colours!
    Really cool illustration from Antonia Parker.

    If you wish to see more of the textiles I designed for FELDER-FELDER check out my blogs:


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