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London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Prophetik

Prophetik opened for London Fashion Week at the Freemasons' Hall this Friday 17th September 2010. And Jeff Garner didn't disappoint, with the Hogslops bluegrass band and lots of fairytale southern inspired ballgowns.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Andrea Peterson

It wasn't until the Jena.Theo show that I got my first hit of fashion adrenaline this LFW. The design duo Jenny Holmes and Dimitris Theocharidis have created a Spring Summer 2011 collection that combines both the theatrical and the wearable in draped layers of silk and jersey, information pills more about shot through with the Midas Touch. Gold leaf was applied not only to models' eyelids and nails, but also to wrists, ankles, collarbones and occasionally a breast or belly button that happened to be exposed.

Though this would undoubtedly not go down well in the Muslim world today, culturally the show was a mix of the old Arabian Nights- or Prince of Persia to the computer game generation- meets 19th century British colonialism; models' heads swathed in oversized turbans or hair backcombed into huge Victorian updos.

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