#LFW: Day 1

My first day blogging for Fashion Scout was thoroughly enjoyable, I’ve loved every minute of the experience so far and I can already tell I will be most upset when all the fun is over. Today, aside from the catwalks, London was awash with fashionable types, the street style in itself was incredible, putting my own outfit choice to shame (time to up my fashion stakes). Here is a quick post on what I wore.

Dress: Topshop, Shirt: Urban Outfitters, Hat: Topshop, Cut-out Boots: Topshop, Collar Pin: Primark, Necklace: Topshop

For me, todays schedule involved blogging from backstage at RohmirLiz Black and Nova Chiu; attending and writing about the Lug Von SigaBelle Sauvage and Apu Jan shows, writing a trend forecast for Toni & Guy and visiting the Liz Black exhibition.

However, my personal highlight had to be the Liz Black exhibition.

The Central Saint Martin graduate, took inspiration for her AW13 collection from the fantastical fictional world of Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland; a make-believe realm of both innocence and chaos. The brief was met by structural hair design on behalf of Toni & Guy, which illustrated and characterised shape, being sure not to cross the boundary of theatric; whilst The Body Shop team opted for luminous contoured skin, with strokes of colour under the eyes to personify the characters of the Mad Hatter, the Rabbit and Alice herself. With regards to the collection, the majority of designs showcased were of monochrome origin, with contrast in the form of red accents, reminiscent of the Queen of Hearts. Think soft tailoring, with statement shoulders and panels to create detail.

What made this collection stand out from the rest (in my eyes), was the method of presentation – the Mad Hatters Tea Party show-space, where a trio of ethereal models, surrounded by cupcakes, enacted out the tea party through a series of disjointed movements. The concept was both refreshing and innovative, offering viewers the opportunity to interact with the collection like never before.

Overall today was a huge success. More on #LFW tomorrow…

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