What felt like an early LFWM for me, as I struggled to switch from crimbo limbo to work mode, started on a high at The Union Club, Soho, for; We are Immortal’s screening of their film with renowned photographer, Michel Haddi alongside a showcase of their collection.
Touted by Forbes as one of their “brands to watch” I have to concur with this statement. The collection is infinitely wearable, unisex and is definitely one you will be seeing a lot more of.
Next up and at a different BFC venue, The Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, for Art Show, this was my first show of the season and WHAT a start, it was a stunning show and with this collection, they are, as they say “continuing to push forward notions of otherness”
It was an altogether different vibe at Edward Crutchley, where one of my favourite Milliners, Stephen Jones’ hats were visible front, right and centre. At Iceberg, a show awash with colour and energy, it was a case of; British punks at the Italian Alps. It truly was a spectacle to behold and the hair and make up looks were standout. The hair looks were created using American Crew for the boys and Revlon for the girls.
St Henri unveiled their first presentation at The Truman Brewery, it was a very tonal collection with a nod to the 70s, 80s and 90s. And then a mad dash across London for my next show…It has been a long held dream of mine to attend a Charles Jeffrey show and that dream came true last Saturday, at an inauspicious location in deepest, darkest, Wapping (who knew Wapping would ever feature in my dreams?) and it DID NOT disappoint, I am still smiling.
A long time advocate for the LGBT community, this show, inspired by Charles’ love affair with the 1920s was an utter delight from start to finish, the pure theatre of it was jaw droppingly fabulous. Charles has made no secret of his love for McQueen and the nods to the infamous Designer were evident with the tartan accents. At the end I felt like I was in scene from American Beauty when I was showered in red petals… it was my show of the season and I loved every second. The hair looks for this show, which included a reimagining of the Elton Crop, made famous by Josephine Baker were created by REVLON Global Influencer, John Vial using Revlon.
C2h4 is, I am reliably informed, the molecular formula for Ethylene and the brand is the brain child of Designer Yixi Chen, who considers himself a Chemist. And their use of trailblazing fabrics, materials and processes was evident in their first lfwm show.
At Alex Mullins, I was treated to one of my favourite fellow Stylists, Victoria Sekrier walking the show and at Danshan, held at The Sarabande Foundation, we were treated to “ a new love of maleness” Last up that day, Phoebe English back at the Truman Brewery, with a collection dedicated to “problem solving and being part of the solution”, as a British Fashion Council nominee for emerging menswear label, expect to see much more of Phoebe.
My lfwm ended as it started, on a high, at the Barbour presentation, a brand celebrating 125 years, which is a millennia in fashion terms. The celeb count was high at this venue as I can testify when I nearly tripped over David Gandy. (It wasn’t deliberate, I promise 😉 Barbour does what it does best, high end, investment pieces that continue to be relevant and hold a special place in our collective hearts oh and great call on the retro drinks…I haven’t had a shandy in many a year.
Thank you to all the brands and PRs that generously allocated me tickets for their shows and presentations.