London Fashion Weekend With FuseFashion.com
This weekend I was lucky enough to attend London Fashion Weekend thanks to Fuse Fashion Network I also had tickets for the designer catwalk and a voucher to exchange for the London Fashion Weekend show bag. (I'll write another post soon to show you what's inside!)
Tube line closures meant I had an unplanned 2 mile walk in the chill before I finally arrived a little dishevelled at the grand Somerset House. After reading a few blog posts and street style photos of the attendees of London Fashion Week and their daring outfit choices, I was a little apprehensive that I was considerably underdressed for the occasion.
Fortunately the Weekend is much more relaxed, with girls donning more ready to wear fashions than those who'd frequented the event a few days earlier. I spied lots of Monochrome so I felt I had chosen safe and the Jeffery Campbell inspired platform boots from AW12 still seemed a big hit amongst the fashionistas. I was also relieved when I noticed a few sporting my unintentional windswept look too - thanks London Underground!
Presented by ITV2's Take Me Out The Gossip host Zoe Hardman (who did a stellar job at entertaining a cold and weatherbeaten crowd) The cheery jungle ambience set the scene and theme for the 5 minute runway.
The designs were initially unveiled at LFW last September and heavily featured tropical prints, exotic birds, fruits, and flowers. The audience was temporarily transported from the makeshift tent in drizzly London to somewhere of warmer climes.
The main fabrics used in the collection were silks in bright oranges and magentas. The designs were complimented with hair in simple top knots with the occasional floral headpiece custom made by Her Curious Nature, keeping the less busier fabrics as eye catching as the rest of the collection.
I've found some great Issa alternatives on FuseFashion.com where I've taken inspiration from the Spring Summer 13 catwalk at London Fashion Weekend: