London Fashion Week 2012


London Fashion Week kicked started on Friday 17th February with a splash of colours.  The first day has given a general idea about the up-coming fashion in summer 2012. The centrepiece on Friday was a show by the up-and-coming designers from Central Saint Martin’s with alumni like Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane and the late Alexander McQueen; it’s no surprise that the crowds outside the show were the largest of the day.

Walking around the Somerset  House revealed various collections by famous designers.  For example, the design label Key Leaf seemed to be inspired by birds of paradise and Sarah Baadarani’s  collection was dominated by geometric shapes contrasted with the complexity of a Californian sunset.  The Turkish-born Bora Aksu used jackets, waistcoats and caps to spice up his fall and winter collection. There were few forays into sherbet orange colour but most of the collection was sober and dresses featured beautiful ornate details.

Besides shows of the designers’ collection at London Fashion Week, there was talk that we should produce fashion collection in UK rather than outsourcing manufacturing to overseas. The use of social media, especially the Twitter was also a point of discussion saying just how much twitter is governing the success of a label’s collection.

If you wish to learn more about the London Fashion Week and are planning to get down to the different venues of the exhibits around, then visit the site British Fashion Council for details.

Helen Roberto is a freelance writer and loves to participate in discussion of textile industry globally. In her spare time, she works as an admin to maintain this blog and few others. Her knowledge on the subject has benefited many associated to home textile manufacturing and marketing.