Saturday, 20 February 2010

London Fashion Week - Caroline Charles Autumn Winter 2010

What a great day we had at London Fashion week. The Caroline Charles show was excellent.
Everyone must check out her show on the LFW web site.
I have more talented designers to tell you about watch this space...
can't wait to show you the hotel I stayed in that evening, a great location for a fashion shoot, photos will follow. Have a shoot planned there already......




Met up with two ex students Kiki and Michael on the way to the show. They came on my Art direction for Fashion course last summer 2009 - were great students and are very keen to get involved with the Fashion industry - Today were working hard showing guests to the shows and exhibition. Great to see them.....


A Lady Gaga look alike being interviewed for a TV show - check out the shoulder pad detail !







People signed the Alexander McQueen Tribute cards and put them on the board - very moving to see the messages - so sad .....




Waiting patiently in line.......

Whilst waiting in the queue I met a student from Middlesex university studying fashion Promotion, she had got quite a few show invites, was very organized, she will go far....


Sat next to a lovely lady we got talking to when looking for a seat, turned out she was Caroline Charles cousin. Caroline's two sisters in laws then joined us sitting in front of us on the front row. We had great seats. Noticed one space was cleared in front of us and wondered why.




The show was already half an hour late starting - when we saw who filled the seat we knew why! Manners prevented me from tapping Hilary Alexander on the shoulder and giving her my blog card! Wish I had now - Liked her chinese jacket -


Hilary Alexander rushed in to sit down on the front row in front of us






The sixties inspired black and white check shift dress with black polo reminded me 1960s film footage of Vanessa Redgrave in the Film Blow up - fabulous. This reflects Caroline Charles impressive fashion heritage. Caroline was part of this influential design era and unlike Quant, Biba and Ozzie Clarke is still very much on the scene.







she says about her collection.....

“The icon is always Audrey Hepburn. Elegant and self-assured. The autumn/winter 2010 collection is inspired by my days spent in Venice and Istanbul and their hand-embroidered, beaded pieces to treasure. The shapes will be modern with intricate details that wrap and layer. Fabrics range from cashmere weaves and silk paisleys to Fairisle knits and soft suedes, all in edible colours (olive, chocolate, saffron, cream, liquorice and plum).”





I loved the Autumn Winter 2010 Caroline Charles Show - It was a feast for the eyes and left us wanting more.
In particular I liked the beaded evening dresses inspired by her time in Istanbul. This dress reminded me of a Klimt painting - the colours were devine.

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