Day 2 at London Fashion Week, and I’m back to Somerset House. Very little improvement on the weather, in fact I think it rained even more than it did on Friday, and I managed to leave my umbrella at the show! Not very clever of me! Yet, once again we had about 5 minutes to shoot a quick street style shot, while the sun came out, but it disappeared again, not to be seen until the following day!
Today’s outfit was very pink, opting for a rather appropriate pink rain coat.
First up was Emilio De La Morena, and all I can say is wow! What a beautiful collection, the beautiful jewelled colours, in sumptuous velvet, wafted down the catwalk. Referencing his Spanish roots, with ruching and ruffles, placed asymmetrically on shoulders, skirts and dresses, creating beautiful silhouettes. My hero piece from the collection was a red velvet dress (see above), which really stole the show.
Up next, was Holly Fulton. Bookish ladylike girls paraded down the catwalk in soft shades of grey, nudes and powder blues. The collection was inspired surprisingly by Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, and embracing women and technology.
“It was more grown-up but with my signatures worked in and still playing with unusual fabrications,” she said. So there were lots of day coats embellished with her Deco motifs, some exclamation marks, others more architectural, and little flapper-style pleated dresses with floral formations across them. Then came bejewelled and bangled-up hand and wrist depictions – because, Fulton reasoned, “my hands are very important to me, I work with them”.