21 February 2012

#LFW AW12: Day 4.

The penultimate day of fashion week arrived. I was naughty this morning - I missed my frow seats at Peter Pilotto and Antonio Berardi to catch up on some much needed sleep. Even with missing the shows, by the time I got to bed, I only had six hours before I had to be up to leave for Pringle.

Every show ticket today aside from Mark Fast had what every fashion week goer wants to see - the small A1/AA written in the top right corner. Today was my front row day.

So, Pringle. Front row. Me. What?! I was shocked by what descended the catwalk. You think Pringle and you think frumpy diamond knitted jumpers. There were no diamonds in sight. Instead, Pringle met Dalston. Models had dip-dyed ends, wore ankle boots with chunky metal heels (I NEED them) and angular contrasting patterns.

The Pringle army's final walk

Next was Michael van der Ham. There was wine and small pots of something that smelled delicious - I have no idea what it was as I avoided both, having only just grabbed a quick breakfast at Pret. And for the clothes, there were A LOT of clashes of material and contrasts of texture; the emerging trend for next season.

Michael van der Ham

I rushed back to Somerset House (my thighs are certainly feeling trimmer from storming around London like a mad woman) for Mark Fast. I have mixed feelings on the show. The clothes were fantastic; wearable, interesting chunky knits (something which is harder than you think to create) and injections of glitter here and there but the inspiration for the collection was a little deep. The press release stated "Mark wanted to encapsulate the essence of a destructive society. These textures symbolize liberation and hope amongst the chaos." How anyone was supposed to recognise those moody ideas in his clothing is unknown to me but perhaps I'm a little naive.

Mark Fast
Kanye West, Nicola Roberts & Grace Woodward on the front row at Mark Fast.

I then went onto Fashion East. This post is already long and the show didn't really get my senses stirring so excuse my tardiness but I have another 2 show reports to get to Wonderland by the end of this evening.

I wore:

Coat: Vintage Burberry. Dress: Topshop. Bag: Chloe
Shoes: Urban Outfitters. Socks: Fenwicks.

Style photos credit: Arron Hollands photography.

Don't forget to take a look at my show reports on Wonderland...
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