Ashley Isham AW11: London fashion week

Monday, 28 February 2011
'Enchanted Forest' it sure was, Ashley Isham's models looked like they just came out of a magical rainforest. The head pieces especially were a little distracting for me...chopsticks and flowers!
Ashley Isham AW11 collection featured floral on dark shades of greens, and turquoise velvet dresses. As well as his signature range of floor-sweeping drapery dresses in rich colours such a electric blue.

Tip: Go for floral on a black background for a slimming effect. Petite girls should go for smaller flowers to avoid being drowned!
Above centre model: poor girl, she tripped and fell towards the end of the show to an audience of 'oooohs'!
Ashley Isham himself with one of his model's
Front row guest include Kimberley Walsh from Girls Aloud (centre)
Please forgive some of my blurry, out of focus shots! :)

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London Fashion Week in pictures...part two

Saturday, 26 February 2011
Fashion week may be over until next season, but London Fashion Weekend started on Thursday and will end on Sunday 27th. Head over to the London fashion weekend website for more details, and book tickets...have to hurry!

In the meantime, I leave you with some of the photos I took during fashion week. A few thousand photos to go through, that's right; thousands! I will get there eventually. Taking three shots on every outfit is a must to get that one perfect shot, my head hurts just looking at them now.

As usual, for clearer image click on any to enlarge...and please forgive me for some of the blurry shots (they really shouldn't put short people on second row)!

Aminaka Wilmont AW11
A light airy collection with soft flowing fabrics, graphic prints, and my favourite thigh-high socks. Straight hair, with braids completed the simple but chic look.
Duo designers Maki Aminaka Löfvander and Marcus Wilmont
Felder and Felder AW11
Gorgeous colours; their signature designs. Leather jackets were spotted, so were silk dresses. Most of which had feathered fur on the shoulders. Very edgy, rock chic collection.
Loving the blue lip colour

Bora Aksu AW11 Collection
Complicated cutting, genius layering, great textures, lamp-shaped skirts, and bandage-look headscarf. This collection gave me a futuristic and edgy feel.
I was so into the show, I didn't realise front row guests included Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud, Beverley Knight and Keisha Buchanan (in picture below in red, by model's arm)!

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Belle Sauvage AW11 collection

Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Held at the old sorting office on New Oxford Street; walking into this dark underground-feel venue, I was lucky I didn't trip and fall whilst looking for my seat!

Opening the show we saw a huge Chanel-esque leather hat. The duo designers, Virginia Ferreira and Christian Neuman sure made a statement.

The collection had eye-catching prints...vivid prints and graphics. Lots of leather, cut-out panels, contemporary shoulder pads and above-the-knee dresses.
However, for a ready-to-wear collection I couldn't see myself wearing many pieces, there were only a few. Unless of course, you're Lady Gaga or Madonna!
Nonetheless, it was gorgeous to watch, spotted on front row was singer Diana Vickers.

A dramatic outfit to close the show


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Jena Theo AW11 collection

Monday, 21 February 2011
As I was being led to my seat, laser lights flashed around the On/Off studio in Covent Garden. Eighties rock music was being played. Getting us all in the mood for a tough, rock collection.

An edgy, rock chic collection; something I absolutely love! Their signature oversized pieces were present in every single garment; one of which looked like what I could only describe as a duvet, a slight exaggeration...I just loved it!
Picture above: by Cindy Wong, Below: via LFW web
Also seen were layering of clothes, tight ranched jeans, demin on demin, clinch-in waist dresses giving us a Japanese feel, and lots of black. The duo designers had their models strut down the runway in black eye make-up, which gave us a futuristic feel.

As I've always been a fan of oversized clothes, I was really looking forward to this collection and it sure didn't disappoint.

A lot of my shots had people's heads or hats in them, sitting in second row is no good for pictures! Here's a mixture of pictures by me and some from London fashion week website.

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