Elegance reigns

From first light in the morning to the evening shows, the collections showed a real sense of elegance. Peter Pilotto crafted dresses that were patchworks of sorts, in different material not just the optical prints but weights. Technically its incredibly difficult. Slithers of parachute silks flayed behind the girls as they walked, and as the starting point of the collection was inspired by a scarf flying through the air all became clear.

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Twitter came alive during the Holly Fulton show. Crystals, the references to Joan Collins (old fashioned glamour of course) on a cruise, and the textured  floated past the tweeters, which obviously captured their imaginations. Emily Carter says "A thoroughly impressive display, proving British Newgen talent is something to be incredibly proud of." For her full review click here

The tranquil Bloomsbury Square location and open sided tents for the Erdem presentation was so civilised and serene. As it was said a number of times - a Garden Party. Erdem Moralioglu said "... I had been looking through the Ballets Russes’ costume archive ahead of an exhibition about the dance company that opens at London’s V & A museum this week." This was very much reflected in the soft and delicate pieces that were shown, full skirts and shoes tying up the leg being the literal translation. The floral prints, lace and over stitching provided as much detail that was necessary to give the show a lift, but really it was just beautiful. For more of the love about Erdem's SS11 collection click here and here.

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Princess Margret is another of the old school glamour pusses one should not really mess with, well not to the extent that Christopher Kane did anyhow. However, I can't help feeling she may have actually liked the fact he had taken her as his muse and put her on acid. The colours were eye watering-ly neon. Fresh and punchy against the minimal palettes the have been in abundance so far, but to be expected points out Carie Gorman @ Elle - it's summer after all. I think it is fair to say Mr Kane likes tot turn things up side down and works with idea that shod not mix. Last seasons lace/floral/leather look to this season Margret/neon/pleather combination. He is a brave brave man, but then I am often told you should one thing a day that scares you.... could I save up a months worth to even try one on?

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