LFW Fall 2015: 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW FROM DAY 2
1. This season the runway has been transformed into a space for performance pieces. While Gareth Pugh is no stranger to high voltage drama (and silhouettes), his first London show after 7 years presenting in Paris was momentous. The short film that accompanied the piece – because if the event is to be referred to as anything, it has to be as a performance piece – was unforgettable: a model chops off her long locks and then ferociously applies red warrior paint to her face and body. Symbolic? Sure. Traumatic? Definitely. The energy in the room was palpable, and some editors left shaken (in a good way). Read more about my favourite moments from LFW Fall 2015…
2. After the darkness, comes light. Simone Rocha’s show was a striking tribute to love, life and loss. The opening looks were funereal: the all-black, ample silhouettes and heavy embroidered fabrics made heavier by veiled-faces came as a striking contrast to the ethereal (heavenly?) use of sheer fabrics for nude dresses. A true study in contrasts. 3. Is the new bed head inspired by Rapunzel? Hair has always been a woman’s
greatest accessory but at Simone Rocha’s show, it was a different kind of extra: wrapped around the models’ necks, long distressed locks did double duty as both coiffure and chocker.
4. The sneaker is having a
street style moment. Casual, it seems, is still the new sexy. The fashion set is proving that dressing down is the new dressing up by kicking their pumps to the curb in favour of snazzy trainers. Even the gents are giving their all-white runners a rest, opting for bright hits of colours instead. 5. I’ve mastered a new skill while in
London: How to get from point A to point B without looking at a map (the digital kind). It’s not that I have no sense of direction (though there are a few people very close to me who have stressed the necessity of a lesson on how to navigate us to our destination) but sometimes I get lost. Not often, because I can memorize street names and directions like no other, but sometimes I do. While I still almost always rely on a digital directions, today I learned that if you get lost on your way to a show, all you have to do is follow the camera wielding ultra fast walkers or the girls who are walking significantly slower due to the sky-high heels and shivering limbs (it’s cold out there, wear a coat) because, they always know where they’re going.
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