Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Amanda Wakeley has surpassed herself in this sumptuous offering for Autumn/Winter 2010.
This collection took inspiration from the works of J.W Waterhouse, evidence of which was found in the colour palette, which predominantly used charcoals and pebbles, accented with nude, ruby and midnight tones.
This was the collection, that for me, provided elegance for an ageless woman. Whether 16 or 60, Amanda Wakeley gave a common ground in allowing one to just enjoy being a woman. Timeless pieces for the ageless woman.
Today gave us treats from Burberry, Ashish and Nathan Jenden to name but a few.
Burberry unsurprisingly wowed their audience with buyers totting up figures in their head within seconds of the models hitting the catwalk. Ashish donned his normal glamourous sportswear not shy of a sequin or two. Ashish saw the lucky few students that made it into the show, swoon and build up hopes for the christmas list of 2010.
Oh, how we love a bit o' Viv, and my goodness, she wows us once again with her fearless approach to classical tailoring, twisting it into the modern.
Matthew Williamson, also eagerly anticipated, proved a little more tame than usual, but as always livened up the third day with is infamous vibrancy.
Day one explodes with the first show from Paul Costello and his heavy influences based on the assassination of Jesse James.
Other highlights included Bora Aksu and his eclectic mix of inspiration, and Sass and Bide, who once again used perfectly placed chaos to create a collection of deliciously useful tailoring.