Few weeks back I saw this picture of Victoria Beckham looking ultra stylish, wearing heels in a snowy New York. It made me laugh – fashion can be crazy at times. Last week it was all about New York fashion Week and fashion media went crazy reporting on trends, celebrities, street style and more. This week it was our very own fashion capital, London’s turn to be its stylish best. I was lucky to be invited to a few catwalk shows and fashion presentations last weekend as a fashion blogger for The Red Notebook. It was my first stint at London Fashion Week and I have to admit it was one crazy fashion experience. But I enjoyed every bit of it.
It was a Friday morning and my day off work. I got ready early and packed my bag with essentials like umbrella, scarves , water, gloves, camera etc to survive the event in stormy London weather. The shows were from 12.30pm but I wanted to get there early to soak up the atmosphere. I decided to take the taxi from the tube station as it was drizzling outside. Thoroughly enjoyed my ride in the black cab (I simply love travelling in black cabs – don’t know why but I have a fascination with them). Reached the venue early where I was told that I can’t get in before 12.30 so we were made to wait outside. It started pouring. Luckily I had packed my umbrella but with gusty winds my frail umbrella was of no use. Also I forgot to layer up my woolen socks so my feet were freezing. Nothing going as per plan. Finally after a 10 minutes’ wait we got a chance to get in. ‘What a relief’ I said to myself. The foyer was bustling with guests and event coordinators who showed us our way to the show. The first show I saw was of Jamie Wei Haung
Jamie’s A/W 14 collection is inspired from refugees, using combination of delicate fabric with heavy ones like wool and leather to create a strong functional collection. It was quiet interesting to see that how a subject like refugees can be inspiration for a collection. As per Jamie the collection reflects the human aspect of being a refugee. Here are few of my favorites from the show.
I had an hour to spare between the next show so I generally loitered around the foyer for some people watching. Fashion can be bought but not style and it was inspiring to see individual style statements at the event. I bumped into a few fashion bloggers and managed to get a smoky eye tutorial from Bodyshop shop mobile makeover booth.
Next show was a fashion presentation by Napsugar von Bittera. Napsugar is well know for her signature Leather biker jackets. Her latest collection takes inspiration from sins committed by mankind in the 21st century, again a very interesting take on what inspires you as an artist. Screen-printed graphic designs were merged with leather motifs to create a modern and stylish collection. Here are a few pictures from the show.
I had another show to attend but it was time for mommy duties. I dashed back home and the little on was quiet amused to see me all decked up.
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Stay tuned , London Fashion Week day 2 coming up next