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Insider at Fashion Week: Day 5

Thursday 06 October 2011

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Illustration by Philip Dennis

The last day of Womenswear is always rather odd. With the realism that it is all slowly coming to a close, sometimes the most important day is sometimes forgotten…. Menswear day.


After filling my morning with bits of freelance work, I motored on down to the Topshop’s venue at Waterloo for David Koma. Now It was the first time I had to go to this particular venue and even though it was a cool location (Old Eurostar Platform and station) it was a bit of a hassle to get there as you had to go all around the houses just to get to the entrance. Once there I met up with a fellow Fashionista who continued to brag about all the shows they had gotten into. By the time we were allowed in, I was pleasantly relived as I could give my ears a good rest.


David’s show was a mixture of classic body-cons and Atlantic space Cadet. With a heavy use of Perspex to decorate the pieces, all you could hear was the sound of plastic clicking together every-time the models went by. And you know what? I love it! It totally added to the whole effect and gave the clothing a more authentic feel that you sometimes need to make the clothing seem more real and touchable. Why should Fashion be silent when it could have a little textured noise to accompany it?


After Koma, I headed over to attend Amanda Wakely that ended up being Danielle Scutt. By the time I got in the tent I was so annoyed that had changed the schedule and not confirmed it that I felt like running home! Anyhow, Danielle’s Collection was actually rather good. As one of these new kids, with East London inspiration, her collection was a cross between grunge rock kid and a little feminine chic with oversized Skater skirts, body-con dresses and frills in check prints. I wasn’t sure about the newspaper attached to the head look….not something I will start wearing anytime soon.