Thursday, 18 February 2010
I don't know whether it was all the Live Streaming that had me "chomping at the bit" for a bit of a fashion fix at NYFW, but I found myself far more excited than I usually am to see what the Designers had on offer for A/W 10. I am usually only interested in who is in the front row and what they wore, as I always feel I can't get my head around what will be on sale in another six months time, I mean lets embrace the Summer trends first, right?
I felt a bit guilty every time "Little Man" wanted something and I replied with "can you just wait about 20 minutes as I am about to watch the MarcJacobs/Rodarte/Micheal Kors/ProenzaSchouler show" poor little devil, what a bad Mummy! If a show was live when I was in bed, I watched it when I got up - the Porridge had to wait!
The Marc Jacobs Show almost bought me to tears! - what a complete Saddo! I think it was the fur trimmed Bags that did it, although others will tell you it was the enchanting version of "Somewhere over the Rainbow" soundtrack, or the fact Marc Jacobs himself unveiled the models from beneath a load of brown paper. Needless to say I loved the sequined cardigan and fur trimmed coats, so glam!
Rodarte was beautiful, but for me, completely unwearable, far too young. Wrap around detail on bodices had me thinking that the bigger busted amongst us, would look an even bigger cup size in these creations. It was all very enchanted garden, fairytale and winter wonderland with white flowing skirts and lace layers but on the whole, I felt a lot of it looked like a load of Charity Shop finds sewn together. An A Level Students textile project, but more exquisite.
Micheal Kors was wearable Luxe at its best. Fur trimmed clutches (I really must get a fur trimmed bag next Winter), knitted beanies and double belts, which is a result as I just found an old one for Claudia that would only go round me once now, which kind of defeats the object.
Proenza Schouler showed pleated Mini's with stocking tops on display, very St.Trinians, but there were some lovely dresses that looked like one shoulder numbers with tshirts underneath and again, more luxurious fur along with Graffiti print jeans from the Design Duo's collaboration with J Brand. After the shows live streaming, you were able to purchase the handbags from the Collection, online, but only for 24 hours (I wish).
Maxi Skirts were on almost every catwalk and although they look great if you are almost 6 foot tall, on a 5ft 2, forty something - um, I don't think so. Its bad enough when the bottom of your jeans get wet on a rainy day, without having a maxi skirt trailing behind you through the puddles. So not the most practical of looks for winter but I love maxi dresses for the summer.
I was also wondering did Di Roo take inspiration from that awful pink faux fur jacket in River Island last September, for their Blue fur number?
Along with this, I have been watching net-a-porter videos on youtube (stupid mistake) to see what their buyers were wearing to the shows and that is when I fell in love with Alexandra Wang Bags - oh dear. One buyer had one where the complete base of the bag was covered in gold studs.
Alexandra Wang bag £870 from
All the shows from London Fashion Week which starts tomorrow, will be streamed live, check out the schedule here.
You can also follow the newly "outed" Libertylondongirl twittering live from LFW
at @MercedesLFW as that's where all her news about the catwalk shows, parties & presentations will be.