Style Compare Does LFW
London Fashion Week is a must for fashionistas – and passionate fashion fans. On Saturday, Steph and I were flying the flag for Style Compare at the event, with a packed day of LFW action.
We toured The Exhibition at Somerset House in detail; from David Koma, Holly Fulton and Sister by Sibling, to lesser known (but hotly tipped) designers like Sophia Webster (the sexiest shoes going) and Olga Vilshenko (Russian-inspired fashion with a 70s sense of chic), the grand, old building is stuffed full of fashion.
We checked out the “Minnie Mouse Must-Haves”, a range of Disney-flavoured fashion pieces from designers including Giles Deacon, Richard Nicoll and Michael van der Ham; Steph was completely captivated by a strapless dress by Fyodor Golan; and I fell head over heels for a maxi by Modern Love. We both went cuckoo over the art-inspired dresses (and apron belts) by Danielle Romeril.
The street style was, well, bonkers. Multicoloured pom pom headbands, plastic pants, huge blue wigs and make-up that makes your eyes water just by looking at it – we suspected that many of the “fashionistas” swarming in the courtyard care much more about attention-seeking than being elegant, stylish or fashionable.
Before our day was done, we escaped the fashion circus to seek refuge in Freemason’s Hall, finishing our day with a live presentation from an emerging design talent, Manuela Dack. Part of the Fashion Scout series of shows and exhibitions running throughout Fashion Week, Dack’s simple, sophisticated and feminine designs, mixing up cuts and fabrics, were just the antidote to the craziness of the Somerset House Courtyard. And thanks to Dack’s fringed skirts, silver trousers and beautiful silk pant suits, now we can’t wait for SS13!