Ok, ok, so summer hasn't even begun to show itself, and I am about to talk about next winter. That's the thing with fashion week, it's always a season ahead and by the time we get back around to winter we have forgotten what we saw. Well, let me help with that.
The Irish have been out in force, and as I look at the blue skies over London today, I've a very clear idea of the highlights.
- Danielle Romeril
Danielle is fast becoming a super power in fashion, thanks to her support from Topshop and their NEWGEN initiative that invests in promising designers. Anyone who has been involved in this has had incredible success such as Holly Fulton and our own Simone Rocha. Danielle has a great way of manipulating fabrics, and her structured pieces are so eye catching to anyone who has an iota of interest in fashion. And she's a lovely girl.
- Paul Costello
Paul is like the furniture at fashion week; he's always there. But this season saw a change and a very good one. Jackets in black, incredible use of tartan and a more fitted silhouette have made this collection my favourite of his so far. Paul's show, when it opened fashion week, was the first one I was ever invited to, and I'll always have a special place for his work. But for next winter, this will be snapped up.
- The FROW at Topshop Unique
I don't know what I did to deserve this, but I had one of the best seats in the house at Topshop Unique. It was so good, if I reached out, I could touch Anna Wintour's hair. Then to my right was Olivia Palermo, Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss and Suki Waterhouse. I could have cried with happiness. I'll have to send flowers to Topshop.
- Street stylin'
One place I seek inspiration from when I write is from street style, blogs, pinterest, and all that jazz. It's a field of fashion you need to visit. Standing watching people and their style is like an education at Fashion Week and I have found some great new trends as well as designers.
- Marc Jacobs!
Now how great is this former boss? Marc sat front row at Fashion East which is a show that launches new designers. Marc's former assistant Amie Victoria Robertson decided to go out on her own and Fashion East was her debut runway show. Nawh.
Have you been following London Fashion Week? Any highlights of your own?