September saw London erupt with an almost tangible swarm of creativity as the world’s most eclectic and innovative designers embarked upon a week of creative ecstasy on The Strand. At the centre of peacocking bloggers and big deal bitches, The British Fashion Council’s Exhibition curated a plethora of designers ranging from the red carpet ready Tom Ford to the new kid on the block JW Anderson, who flitted casually among his rails, having launched his Topshop collaboration that same morning. The lofty halls of Somerset House showcased the BFC’s NEWGEN selections, a scheme which has seen the likes of Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane soar to success. Away from the panic of the Courtyard, Swarovski also curated the ‘rock vault’, a decadent glade of jewellers making magpies of all who entered. So, I rid myself of my Fashion week my virginity, armoured with my trusty iphone and dipped my toes into the hot mess of inspiration.
Minnie Mouse as a muse?
Infamous sequin balaclavas at Sister by Sibling
Adorable bat-pack parkas by Christopher Raeburn
felt and wool collars by Simone Rocha
Panic Stations in The Courtyard
Fur detailing at Felder and Felder
And what would a blog post be with out a Shameless plug? This season saw my ridiculously talented cousin Danielle Romeril launch her eponymous line at LFW. After graduating with an MA from the prestigious RCA as well as having worked for Names including Amanda Wakeley and Alberta Ferretti, Her line demonstrates a keen eye for morphology of dimension and texture. Her collection includes decadent silk prints inspired by ornate convex mirrors, khaloesque muses and monochrome serpents, juxtaposed with laser-cut leather and razor sharp talioring.
Decadent silk prints inspired by Chinese sliding boxes
Ornate collar embellishment
Serpentine silk prints