You have to give Julian Macdonald credit for taking glamour to a new level, he is definitely not a man that does things by halves. He has just closed London Fashion Week for another season and definitely did not go quietly. The Welsh designer who is loved by a diverse range of celebrity women from Dame Shirley Bassey to Naomi Campbell to Paris Hilton ended his show with a showering of glitter.
Macdonald's collection of chunky knitwear was a great reminder of why we love winter. The knits were layered (mainly with fur) and high necked. It was kept in dark shades of charcoal, grey and black with dark eye and lip make-up. This was in direct contrast to his evening dresses which were gold and mirrored. Do you prefer the knitwear or the evening dresses?
Kimberly Stewart attended the Valentine's Day Mulberry party in a funky bohemian dress and boho waist clincher belt. Do you like her oufit? Or is the belt and dress together too much?
Last night as part of London Fashion Week classic British label Mulberry held a party at their Bond Street store. The usual British fashion pack girls were there including Pixie and Peaches Geldof but what do you think of Peaches outfit? Do you think it looks too schoolgirl?
The final day of London Fashion Week Autumn 2008 is well underway with shows from Unconditional, Allegra Hicks and Julian Macdonald planned for the final day. Italian born designer Allegra Hicks has been showing at London Fashion Week since 2005 and today opened the shows with her Autumn/Winter '08 line.
Hicks is famous for her bohemian style and is possibly more comfortable designing summer-wear than winter pieces but today presented a good collection of grown-up womenswear. There were a wide range of rich colours including burgundy, brown and copper giving a definite Autumnal feel. She remained true to her bohemian roots with funky detailing, including bell-sleeve midi-dresses and chic prints.
Waists were clinched with thick, '70s style belts and lengths were kept around the knee. Flashes of gold dressed up otherwise casual outfits and luxurious fabrics such as lace and silk made the looks more glamorous. I think her designs are too grown up for me, but would you wear it?
These girls must be exhausted running from show to show this week – with the likes of Kelly, Lily (both ravishing in red) and Kimberly around, London Fashion Week's front row has barely changed. So thank goodness for Cuba Gooding Jr, who showed up fresh from introducing Amy at The Grammys earlier this week to see the eclectic and stylish Vivienne Westwood show.
Instead of sitting back and watching the models walk by, Jaime Winstone took an active part and modelled a couple of looks herself, including Westwood's trademark horns. For more from the show and the front row, read more
The woman who invented punk, Dame Vivienne Westwood has returned to London Fashion Week with her Red Label. As well as A-list stars in the front row there were plenty of celebrity appearances in the show including, Jaime Winstone, Lily Donaldson and Daisy Lowe. It obviously wouldn't be a Westwood show without a bit of politics which came in the form of a placard reading, reprieve.org.uk.
Westwood's Autumn/Winter collection included lots of traditional British fabrics such as tweed, pinstripe, houndstooth and velvet celebrating her return to British fashion. The fabrics were brought in to the present with bright colours, exaggerated houndstooth and quirky headwear. There were also drawn on moustaches on a few of the models!
Winstone wore cute diamante horns and badges reading, 'I (heart) crap' and 'I am expensive'. Knitwear came in the form of jumper dresses in moss green and burgundy. The pink satin bag is sure to become a Autumn it-bag.
Welcome back Vivienne!
Last week we reported that the influence for Pugh's A/W '08 collection was the classic movie The Wizard of Oz. Yesterday, the wild child of British fashion took to the catwalk to show off his latest designs. There were speculations that Pugh would be forced to create a more commercially viable collection due to the lack of sales with his usual outlandish styles.
However, it was great to see Pugh stick to what he knows for Autumn/Winter '08. The subtle appearance of emerald green in the collection highlighted his influences. There was a definite urban-warrior feel to the show as a strong silhouette was created with broad shoulders, and volumised skirts. Leather and PVC were present throughout alongside fur and hair.
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The return of Dame Vivienne Westwood to London Fashion Week is about to take place in the British capital but images have already been released of Jaime Winstone practicing for her appearance on the catwalk! The young actress is seen strutting down the catwalk in a t-shirt that reads, Active Resistance to Propaganda, which is probably not from the collection we're about to see.
Stayed tuned for coverage of the show! We can't wait to see what she's designed.