And in a week's time we will be embraced with some of the world's most statured characters in the fashion industry as next season's "must-haves and faux pas's" are revealed: London Fashion Week. There is something undeniably unique when it's London's turn- the quintessentially British way in which the entire nation get's involved, whether it be blogging, street-style or for those who are lucky, doing the task of sitting front row at a show. September's fashion season is one that I look forward to every year and my high hopes are always raised by the never-ending ideas which designers seem to have and their collections - however weird and wacky.
I am more than excited (to put it lightly) to go to LFW (Somerset House) again this year, the street-style shots and interviews on Elle TV in light of the build-up to next week has been enough to start off the buzz of fashion week. I look forward the most to Monday's shows: Burberry Prorsum, Erdem and Christopher Kane, must I say anymore? I am also intrigued to see the outcome of collections from the houses of Louise Gray and David Koma. One of my highlights of fashion week is rushing onto Style.com to flick through the show reports and photographs from each day only to discover collections that you can't get enough of from designers that you'd never heard of before. My most prominent experience of this, that I can recall, would be discovering Charles Anastase's collection and falling for the subtly gothic shapes immediately.
Of course we all wait eagerly tonight for news from New York- with the state-side's fashion week beginning today. One thing's for sure, although I admit I prefer Milan/Paris/London Fashion week, NYFW never fails to suprise.
I thought i'd take a step back from this essay, ten steps back to fashion ten years ago. It's interesting to make comparison's to fashion from a decade away and to see how far fashion has come (as well as feeling completely chuffed with yourself when you spot a style that was revived in more recent collections).
Alexander Mcqueen AW 2001-2002
Christian Lacroix AW 2001-2002
Gianfranco Ferre AW 2001-2002
Russell Sage AW 2001-2002
What/Who do you predict will be the highlight show-stopper this season?