Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Fanny & Jessy - Day 3 LFW SS12

It was a Sunday morning mass of a different kind at LSO St Luke’s, the stunning church venue for this season’s Blow Presents showcase on Old Street, on day three of London Fashion Week. This season’s showcase included collections from Jane Bowler, Fanny & Jessy, Liberum Arbitrum (designed by Shinsuke Mitsouka) and Eleanor Amoroso, all of whom have already garnered international press coverage, including prestige publications such as Vogue Italia, Another Man, VICE, and VOLT Magazine. Given the calibre of these young designers, it was a very eagerly anticipated show, and the atmosphere was electriv, something that was enhanced by the fantastic music by Joe and Will Ask at Red Bull Studios; it not only encapsulated the tone of each individual collection, but worked in perfect harmony with the gothic romance of the venue.


In sharp contrast to Bowler’s chilled out, beach-ready collection, Fanny & Jessy showed a collection for summer in the city that earned them a huge cheer at the end. The collection opened with tailored pieces in red, grey and sand, before moving onto printed dresses, trousers and capes.  The girls used mohair to create spider-web like cropped jumpers and ankle socks, which were worn with towering, red, statement wedges. A strong collection, particularly for pieces such as trousers and jackets, which will no doubt only serve to further the girls’ success. 

Words & photos for fashiontent by Sophie Hollins - please credit