LONDON FASHION WEEK – Day 2

12.30 John Rocha – CBE for his contribution to fashion; British Fashion Designer of the Year 2004.

Good Show. Playful but kept his feet firmly on the ground for femininity and seriousness. The ready to wear collection has been injected with doses of quirky styling. A bit victorian, a bit 60s, a bit futuristic.

Brilliant cushiony accessories dominated the show. Pumped and stuffed pillow alice bands. Fur alice bands. Double pillows formed a V-shaped around the neckline. An excellent combination of quirkiness and elegance. Sounds horrific but completely wearable.

Puffy exaggerated alice band.

Puffy exaggerated alice band.


V shaped neckline with two puff collars on the side fitted to an otherwise tube top peplum dress.

V shaped neckline with two puff collars on the side fitted to an otherwise tube topped peplum dress.

Another ongoing theme is sewed on wavy embellishment on flexible see-through material on a peplum. The reinforced rim on the peplum gives a nice contrast to the frivolous and fluid tulle/chiffon used on the skirt.

An attempt to capture the sewed embellishment on the tulle/chiffon bit of the peplum. Look closely and you'll see pleated rope making a wavy mark.

An attempt to capture the sewed embellishment on the tulle/chiffon bit of the peplum. Look closely and you'll see pleated rope making a wavy mark.

Ingenious tweed swimsuit like maillot, perfect fine ruffles on the entire front. Loosely fitted morning gown like coat/wrap. Impressive.

Beautiful and extremely complicated and detailed tailoring is this bathing suit maillot accompanied by a loosely fitted coat.

Beautiful and extremely complicated and detailed tailoring is this bathing suit maillot accompanied by a loosely fitted coat.

Accessories:

1. Princessy victorian collar with chiffon pleating held together by an elasticated ribbon as removable collar.

2. Pea shaped oversized black leather clutch box complete with round the side bold silver zip.

Mens collection is definitely manly and barbaric. Started off with a buff, big and warm; oversized, shapeless and ruthless fur coat that reminded me of a bear. Then a furry Germany SS coat with a thin belt above the waist. Impressive tweed suit that has mocked tailor mark as details.

A bit blurred. But it is the SS coat I was talking about.

A bit blurred. But it is the SS coat I was talking about.


A genuine Nazi black winter overcoat. See the similarity!

A genuine Nazi black winter overcoat. See the similarity!

1445 – Basso and Brooke, Press Office “Blow” at Goodge Street

1530 – Basso and Brooke, Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury Ballroom.

Failed to get in, more later.

General: Got interviewed by the Daily Mail, photographed by Elle UK and the stylescout (again!).

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