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London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Amanda Wakeley (by Helen)

A palette of orange, black, camel and gold in fitted silhouettes, as well as slinky beads. My last LFW show took place at Somerset House's BFC Tent on Tuesday.

Written by Helen Martin

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Amanda Wakeley LFW A/W 2011; Illustration by Gemma Milly

It was my last day at London Fashion Week. Still buzzing on the love of the razzamatazz, yet requiring an Americano and little slap in the face. How I longed for some Chanel Vuluminaire, Touche Eclat and M.A.C Ruby Woo, to aid me through the day with added oomph. The tools of the 18 hour wintery days. But alas I made do with my Revlon Fire and Ice coral lips and a snappy new fringe cut by Toni and Guy in the press area. Those with the manicured lives stood by me, and I hoped the power of osmosis would have my diary timetabled and my excitable eyes dulled slightly by the strength of being effortlessly chic. Nonchalence I fear, will only ever be mine when I am living in France, as an older woman. Then I will be able to wear pearls. And walk around my (owned) open spaces with a small smile, wearing a long, jade… read more

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Emilio de la Morena (by Helen)

The audience perched on benches at the BFC tent on Tuesday afternoon, beheld a strong, feminine silhouette. in a demure palette; bar the bright and beautiful RED.

Written by Helen Martin

Emilio de la Morena LFW A/W 2011 Collection: Illustration by Faye West Apparently Emilio de la Morena has lengthened his silhouette. His pieces are now touching, or over the knee, […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Maria Francesca Pepe (by Helen)

I can't say that I wasn't a tiny bit afraid as I walked around the presentation at Freemasons Hall on Tuesday. But when you lost yourself a bit, it was liable to transfix. So here is; 'Fortuna' - Virtue has a veil, vice a mask (Victor Hugo)...

Written by Helen Martin

MariaFrancescaPepe LFW A/W 2011. Illustration by Abby Wright. It was extremely dark in that first room. Save for a few lamps casting red strips of a blood-like glow. Certain points […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011, Catwalk Review: Bernard Chandran (by Helen)

Super bright colours, peplum mania and stunning feathers by the Malaysian designer; shown in Northumberland House on Sunday.

Written by Helen Martin

Bernard Chandran LFW A/W 2011, illustration by Emma Block I’d call the day: ‘mizzley’. This is a term I robbed from the Cornish, as it so aptly describes the mix […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011; Streetstyle: Frontrow Showstoppers

A selection of some of the most striking faces and bubbliest personalities on the LFW scene.

Written by Katie Antoniou

Photographs by Katie Antoniou The pages of glossies, newspapers,blogs and even whole books are testament to the rise of the ‘streetstyle snapper’; being papped by Facehunter and co is now […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011, Catwalk Review: Fashion Mode No.2 James Hillman (by Helen)

In the second of my Fashion Mode Show reports, it's all about the men. James Hillman shows the audience at Fashion Scout; sharp suited men, dressed exclusively in black - the colour of crude oil.

Written by Helen Martin

LFW A/W 2011 James Hillman Collection. Illustration by Ankolie Whilst in the press lounge I had a natter with a benefits investigator and a lady who runs an art gallery. […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Craig Lawrence

Craig Lawrence continues his development of alternative knitwear, using materials like cellophane in shades of the night.Intricately knitted tights and fierce footwear made this a presentation to remember. Illustrations by Jo Cheung.

Written by Katie Antoniou

Illustration by Jo Cheung Presentations are funny things; done badly they can leave you feeling a bit underwhelmed, but done well they can be even more effective than a big […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Charlie Le Mindu (by Katie)

The King of Hair lived up to expectations with another controversial catwalk show inspired by wartime Berlin and the movie 'Carrie'. Illustrations by Artist Andrea

Written by Katie Antoniou

Illustration by Andrea Peterson, aka Artist Andrea Charlie Le Mindu’s ‘Berlin Syndrome’ catwalk show was packed with journalists, photographers and front row candy like Daphne Guinness and Diane Pernet, lots of […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: John Rocha

Gracious little John Rocha did it again with an (almost) all-black array of giant texture, delectable splashes of bright red and head pieces that made me wonder how the models stayed upright!Illustrations by Jaymie O'Callaghan and Mina Bach.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Illustration by Jaymie O’ Callaghan He’s the long-standing fashion designer that, despite his teeny tiny height, you could spot a mile away. Much like his clothes, really. A spot-on show with a dark soundtrack, breath-taking […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Temperley London

Temperley London celebrated their tenth year in business with a sublime show at The British Museum. Some designers might fear being outshone by such a spectacular venue, but Alice's designs had no trouble stealing the show. Illustrations by Gilly Rochester, Gemma Milly, Donya Todd and Joana Faria

Written by Katie Antoniou

Illustration by Gilly Rochester I have always been a huge fan of Alice Temperley; in fact my whole family has, with both my 19 year old sister and my mother […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011, Catwalk Review: Eudon Choi (by Helen)

The previous senior designer at All Saints and Twenty8Twelve, Eudon Choi likes fabrics associated with men's tailoring and plenty of leather; ultimately creating feminine, sleek designs. Urban pow!

Written by Helen Martin

Eudon Choi LFW A/W 2011 Collection, illustration by Karolina Burdon I’m going to say saddles. And horses. It’s not just because there was a saddle on the invite to the […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011, Catwalk Review: Corrie Nielsen (by Helen)

From pencil skirted wriggles, to striding, enormous and dazed creations taken straight from a novel's fantasy. Vivienne Westwood's previous apprentice has proved herself a heroine.

Written by Helen Martin

Corrie Nielsen LFW A/W 2011 Collection, illustration by Abby Wright The BFC Tent is massive. Or a lot bigger than the other show spaces. But the benches are the same; […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011, Presentation: Orla Kiely (by Helen)

Sheds, birds, twigs, tweeting, an Editor, and a boy/man with a tray of champagne. And PRETTY dresses.

Written by Helen Martin

Orla Kiely LFW A/W Collection, illustration by Joana Faria Initially I got stuck in the lift with a delivery man, and then a very tanned lady. Apparently you are not […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011, Catwalk Review: Prophetik (by Helen)

This show was a beauty of grand proportions. Inspired by Louis XV and featuring cactus silk, and the quilts of Lola; designer, Jeff Garner's grandmother. I adored it. And I found my wedding dress at the end.

Written by Helen Martin

Prophetik LFW A/W 20011 Collection illustration by Gemma Milly A long queue waited for me outside of Freemason’s Hall. Initially I considered sauntering in through the door I first came […]