So first disaster of the day occurs, I miss Daks. With a overground commute and also a underground one, getting to a 9am show is fair mission and sadly I missed one of the most tweeted about shows!
After I wiped away the sweat from running, I jumped onto the press bus to take a trip down the Clement Ribeiro. As My beautiful Fashion has now moved from the gorgeous setting of the old Sorting Office in Holborn to St. Paul’s, I think a few people have been put off by the EC postcode but the new venue is beautiful.
Clements Ribeiro was everything you’d imagine and more. With block-shape knitwear, leather elbow gloves and paisley prints, the collection was the vision of Feminine chic with a leather edge. It looked very French with a hint of Italian calmer.
Once my trip (on something called, public transport) was made back to Somerset house, I detoured to J.JS Lee’s show to see what tailoring she was doing. What was even more of a surprise was that Simone Rocha was actually showing her collection in the same place also so seeing two shows, back to back was pretty cool.
After a quick break(fashion week is very tiring) I headed back to the tent for the John Rocha show. As their PR like to pack out the venue, it is normally a mad dash for John’s show but luckily this time it was relaxed but still a full house. Mr Rocha, who’s middle name is texture, has created some Beautiful volume dresses, tops with sheer inserts in his trade mark black. What was even more surprising was the colour inserts that Rocha used in some of his dresses! Normally it’s 1 colour, per item so was nice to see a change.
After the bum rush of ‘oh darling’ across the catwalk, I left the Rocha and headed over VFS to view Bernard Chandran’s new collection. As a designer that prides himself on the feminine, Bernard created a tailored and plastic insert collection that showed off large collars and key details that normally would be seen as a uniform. With a commercial yet fun collection, Bernard has kept his stamp yet changed to accommodate the ladies and their ever changing tastes.
Last up and thankfully the biggest show of the day was Issa London. With previous #FROWS including Pippa Middleton and Gemma Kidd, I think people were more interested in the celebs that were going to turn up then the collection. Once the lights had gone down and the Paparazzi had done their flashing, the show proved to be worth the wait. With blue and red prints, head scarfs and more, the collection was very girlie but with a fun twist, which is exactly what we love about fashion!