LFW Update

BATD ON Feb 23, 2010 AT 1:29 pm

Mark Fast A/W

London Fashion Week kicked off Friday with a bang. Of course it is a time when some of fashion’s most creative minds gather in one city to show off their latest ideas, so we aren’t surprised that some collections already have us wondering.

Let’s start with Canadian designer Mark Fast. Claiming that his clothes are “for all body shapes,” he used a few plus-size models in his show. Unfortunately, by dressing his beautiful ladies in blatantly unflattering clothes, his point was not quite made. His line was a unique mixture of draping capes, flowing skirts, skin-tight mini dresses and leotards. Not surprisingly, the problem came in the tight garments. Hugging the plus size models in all the wrong places, the dresses even made the regular models look a little podgy.

Topshop Unique

Also leaving us with questions was the Topshop Unique collection. As the models were sent down the runway with stuffed animals on their heads, the line was oddly not overshadowed. Nor did the models’ fake bushy eyebrows distract us. No, this collection spoke for itself, with its hobo-comfy feel and the sheer mass of some of the garments. Mixing delicate frocks with animal pelts, the line was definitely inspired by the nature. Most looks were completed with buckskin mittens and bulky but adorable cable knit leggings in a variety of colours. Of course, many of the outfits were topped off with deer antlers or donkey ears. Literally.

Shocking us every season, Vivienne Westwood was no exception. Looking like they fell backwards out of their wardrobes, donning every garment they could get their hands on, the models sure look anything but put together. Interestingly enough, we like the plaids and stripes, and especially adore the teased hair-dos. The line is what I imagine everyone wears in Tim Burton’s version of Wonderland.

Matthew Williamson A/W 2010

A few designers who were less whimsical this season are Louise Goldin and Todd Lynn. During the Goldin show, models looked as if they were heading into outer space or a futuristic battle. With their stiff fabric in dark colours and their moulded skirts, they didn’t look comfortable, but they looked good! Similarly, Lynn’s line was dark and well constructed. Sending men and women down the runway in the same looks, the glam-rock inspired jackets included a heavy mix of leather and fur. Christopher Kane stuck to the leather trend as well, however he had colourful flowers embroidered on all of the pieces.

Also common on the runway were fancy florals, fun dresses and extremely wearable looks. Matthew Williamson’s collection contained a number of perfectly belted looks, while Jaeger London’s conservative line was appropriate for women both young and old. Mulberry and Erdem both flashed bright colours and wild prints, and Paul Smith brought us back to the ‘50s with full-skirted floral dresses. It looks like fall is going to be a bright season!

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