I went to London Fashion Week: Francesca Marotta

Held inside the magnificent Livery Hall at Goldsmith's in Central London I bagged my front row seat at the amazingly talented Francesca Marotta's second season's London Fashion Week show "Amore della mi vita" meaning "Love for my life"  

Showcasing her AW12 collection inspired by the strong women of Sicily who have loved and lost, the heavily black themed collection - representing a time of mourning - displayed a gothic edge with only a blood red lace piece and subtly bright perspex accessories by Milko Boyarov as solace. 

Famous for her use of high quality fabrics Marotta did not disappoint, displaying luxurious cashmeres, wools, velvet, leather and silks.  


Model's wore heavy smokey eyes, adorned with Eylure false lashes emulating the dramatic grieving window. Poker straight hair was also showcased, with the occasional intentionally messy half head fishtail plait worn to assimilate a crown.



The finale piece was a puff ball sleeved full lace dress, the model wore a red crown upon backcombed hair and streaming red eye make up by Issidora with AOFM.




The collection was wearable (something which cannot be said for a lot of runway creations) with strong female silhouettes, the occasional slouchy knit and plenty of lace & leather for AW12. Marotta's collection was definitely created for those who like clean cut and quirky-edge garments. 


I received an amazing goody bag too! I will create a separate post for the goody bag haul soon. 
Collection prices from £70 - £5000.


Pictures © Kitsch-N-Sync/Jenifer. Any use of image to kindly be linked to this original post. 

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31 comments:

  1. You went to lfw?! ahh so jealous! Looks like you had a really great view too, fab pics! xx

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  2. so jealious! :)
    lovely post and blog!

    love,x
    elliebeaa.blogspot.com

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  3. Looks like a beautiful collection! i'm in love!

    -kim
    found the route

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  4. hi Jenifer,
    I started a new blog. Its called "Same Same But Different". I would like to share with you my view on fashion, art and other amazing things. I hope you will enjoy the posts of my outfits, fashion and things which are a part of my life. I am happy about every comment or message. And please dont hasitate to criticize or to leave a helpful suggestion. (and i know i really need to learn how to use my camera)

    -> http://www.ssbdk.blogspot.com/

    Hope to read from you soon,

    best wishes and greets from London
    Kamila
    ps. i am so jealious, too!!!!

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  5. Wow I'm so jealous this looks amazing! I love that red number and the black lacy outfits, I love your blog and am a new follower :) xxx

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  6. Wish I could have gone...very jealous! Looks like a stunning collection.

    Sophie x

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  7. Love the looks.. nice collection!

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  8. Wonderful clothes, I guess it has been a wonderful experience to be in the front line!!

    Love your blog, follow each other's both with GFC and bloglovin? It would be great!
    Kiss

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  9. I'm very jealous of you right now. I want to go to LFW x

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  10. Wow, I'm so jealous! You've taken some fantastic photographs and the collection looks amazing!

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  11. Great post! Wish I could go to LFW. Not sure exactly how to? Any tips would be welcomed :)

    Beautiful pictures taken and cannot wait to see what you got in the goody bag!

    I am now following :) Hailes<3

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  12. Hei! I just found your blog and it is amazing!

    I am following your blog and I hope you will follow mine too!

    xoxo,
    Ana V

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  13. Hei! I just found your blog and it is amazing!

    I am following your blog and I hope you will follow mine too!

    xoxo,
    Ana V

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  14. Great photos, I'm really looking forward to find out what's in your goody bag. x

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  15. you have captured it beautifully :)

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  16. nice blog ^^ loves it

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    follow me and i follow you))

    xoxo Christy

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  17. Lucky girl, looks like a wonderful show :D

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  18. Beautiful!!!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  19. Love runway photos!! I also toke some pic in NY FW! Loe the feeling to be there :D

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  20. F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S!
    Love all the lace in these outfits!! The red one is divine!!

    xoxo, maria
    www.paintedREDDD.blogspot.com

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  21. This collection reminds me of the Woman in Black.. might have ruined it all for me haha. Love the photos and really loving your blog, defiantly worth a follow.

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    Ruth xxxxx

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  22. congrats on your invite! this looks like it was a lovely collection - very dramatic

    I was down in london too saw some awesome shows!

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  23. Wow. looks like an amazing show! I love all the lace and long trains, So good you got a front row seat!! xo

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  24. This show looks great! some striking looks!! loving ur blog!! and fab blog name :) now following :)

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    Diana xxx

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  25. So pretty! Love, love, love all the runway shots!

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    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

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  26. wonderful collection! love it!

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  27. looks like a really great collection! x

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    xxxx

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  29. how can i get into fashion week?! I am so jealous of your amazing experience!!!

    new follower!
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