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A review of the London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2011 catwalk show by Maria Grachvogel on 17th September at Somerset House.
Written by Katie Antoniou
Illustration by Faye West
Last London Fashion Week, the Maria Grachvogel show was celebtastic, with Erin O' connor and Yasmin Le Bon sitting front row. There seemed to be a lack of famous faces this time round, but it could be that they were driven away by the incessant 'chirping crickets' soundtrack which, as we waited for the show to start, began to grate on the soul. The natural world vibe seemed to be lost on the lady sitting next to me who was wearing what can only be described as an entire hind; despite it being so mild that I hadn't even worn a jacket.
To begin with it was hard to spot the influence of Nature in the collection; there were far too many nude, caramel and pale silver numbers for my liking; which I should have expected given words like 'minimalism' and 'chic simplicity' that were bandied around in the press blurb. Not until the appearance of a canary yellow fishtail gown did anything make me sit up and take notice; hair and make-up being… read more