I started off the second day of London Fashion Week A/W 12-13 backstage at Jasper Conran, sneaking a peek at the looks before they were on the catwalk and seeing the hair and makeup teams transforming the models into a minimalist beauty look echoing the neutral colour palette of the collection. Conran showcased a collection with glamourous embellishment, feathers and mohair were used on buttery jumpers and camel was the signature colour throughout the collection. Waists were cinched in with slender patent black belts and leather detailing was featured across the collection. Nude fringing decorated dresses with delicate floral patterns printed on (fringing is an emerging trend for A/W 12-13 judging by the shows so far).
Next it was straight up to Vauxhall Fashion Scout for the Florian Jayet show, a collection inspired by tribes and civilisations . Aztec and Maori tribe prints were fused with an acid colour palette, models appeared as tribal warriors in studded metallic head gear.
Spijkers en Spijkers followed at VFS with a show inspired by Edie Bower Beale from the Bouvier clan and American high society. Luxurious fabric mixes of silk dupion and crepe de chine were used throughout the collection. Ostrich feather trimmings adorned court shoes and created eccentric collars layered over dresses. Burnt orange and deep purple were dominant colour choices with a touch of lime green detailing.
I headed back down to Somerset House and had a wander around the exhibition, before I had a makeover at the Mac station in the press lounge. I was so excited at the prospect of not having to buy makeup for a few months thanks to the lovely press pack they hand out which included foundation, mascara, lipstick and essential oil… YAY!!
The last show of the evening was the Eudon Choi presentation in the Portico Rooms, the collection featured crisp white and ice blue tones with jewel accents. The focus of the garments was on textiles detailing such as fur and metallic beadwork. Choi took inspiration from the famous polar exhibition by Captain Scott and his team.
I returned back to my flat and had forgotten about the mess I left this morning (the entirety of my wardrobe was on the floor, after frantically searching for a top this morning).