Sunday at the shows, there is no rest for the wicked. Here are the snippets from my reviews on Papierdoll, but asÂ always i shall be adding to them later in the week. Margaret Howell: The intimate venue of herÂ Wigmore St storeÂ Margaret Howell was as understated and elegant as her clothes. As the first girls walked the hats and cashmere headbands screamed (as much as Howell clothes ever do) quintessential Britain. Click here to read the full review.
Topshop Unique: The vacuous hall of Billingsgate entertained the fashion crowd with a reception before the show. Serving salads, afternoon tea, champagne and juices the guests wondered if there were enough people to fill the giant room. It soon became apparent that there were plenty. Click here for the full review.
Osman: With a brilliant white runway splattered with azure blue ink colour was expected, and Osman did not disappoint. A basic palette of black and white was splashed with a riot of colour. Tangerine orange winked from underneath a caped dress, bright pink stripes broke up a black leather A-line dress and apple green trimmed waists and bust lines. Click here for the full review.
Vivienne Westwood Red Label: Set in the incredible Royal Courts of Justice, this was promising to be a thrill of a show. Red Label, we are told, has been developed with long standing Westwood member, Murray Blewett. Heritage and tradition is important to this label and they want to encourage more designers to return to using and sourcing English wool, fabrics and knits. Click here for the full review.