The time had come upon us and the FiveFiveFabulous team hit London Fashion Week for a few days to soak up everything fashion and fabulous. London Town was buzzing as celebrities, models, designers and fashionistas stepped out to catch the very best of an eventful LFW. Natalya and I arrived on Saturday 18th in time for the BodyAmr show at Fashion Scout. There was just one problem, the show was due to start at 12.30 and we also had Betty Jackson and Simon Ekrelius to attend at 1pm so we had a little predicament. Plus the other shows were all the way across town so time really did not permit which was unfortunate! So we made the most of the day’s show and snapped some great street style around the area (which you can check out here).
Setting for the show
As soon as the show began, one thing that immediately caught our eyes was the hair and make-up. The backward plaits were really immaculate and suited the theme of the show perfectly, which was accompanied by the sounds of Salt N Pepa’s ‘Push It’ mixed with classic Madonna’s ‘Vogue’. The S/S 11 collection oozed 70′s with prints, sheer, kaftans and jumpsuits from the disco decade. The colour palette included dusty whites and nudes then the season’s hottest shade, cobalt blue along with corals. The catwalk sparkled just that little more as the stunning Amber Rose strutted in a draped white maxi skirt with bold prints on top. Attendees were Lily Allen and Keisha Buchanan. The show started late so finished late, making us too late to catch any glimpses of our other shows. After stopping off for a quick Pret A Manger, we headed towards the iconic Somerset House to take in all the fashion and atmosphere around the main show space where Betty Jackson took place and Osman was about to begin.
After rejuvenating back at home, it was time to attend the Fashion Fringe After Party at the old Flower Sellers market in Covent Garden. What a colourful event this was! The chairman of this year’s judging panel, John Galliano presented the Fashion Fringe 2010 title and £100,000 prize money to student Corrie Nielson and described her work as “un homage” to his own work. What a compliment! Congratulations to Corrie for such an achievement. We sure partied in style.. Thousands of multi-colour balloons packed the roof, as the music sounded and the cocktails were poured. Our personal favourite touch was the cute little boxes of Wagamama’s duck dumplings and tempura prawns. To top it off, none other than the inspiration herself, Hilary Alexander was spotted across the room talking and laughing. Her denim limited edition Louis was amazing by the way Then it was time to head home to get up for an early morning at Somerset House.
Sunday morning came and it was time for Basso & Brooke S/S 11 show, and we were oh so excited for this one. The first sight of the morning was Amber Rose being escorted into the show rocking some Louboutins that would literally make you scream! Dont worry, we did catch her on her way out for a snap or two, and she was just lovely.
This collection saw more 70s inspired prints and sheer, even the hair and its signature blow dry. The prints in particular showed off an artistic touch so they just weren’t ordinary mini dresses and pants. I even pictured Samantha Jones in the jumpsuits and Carrie Bradshaw in the wispy dresses! The 60s and 70s really came through with a modern twist and the soft tones playing through the room complimented the collection perfectly. Amazing show and a great start to the morning.
LFW had it all.. and FiveFive loved being a part of it. The only only thing missing was our amazing editor Reem. She’s forgiven though as she was hard at work in Dubai, but she was always present via BBM voice notes and Twitter.