17 February 2013

London Fashion Week: PPQ AW13


(c) I Want You To Know

If ever there’s a show to arrive an hour or so early for, PPQ is the one. After a long wait and a little pushing and shoving outside the tent, an array of very disappointed faces found their seats on the front row taken by next pretty little thing and were cast back to the second. I persevered with mine and managed to nab the my front row seat next to Zoe from The London Lipgloss. 

After a flurry of flashing lights and a scrum to pap the combination of Peaches Geldof, Jodie Kidd, Caroline Flack and Laura Whitmore perched on the front row, PPQ’s lights went down and the biannual party began.This wasn’t the usual PPQ party though; models opened the catwalk donning thick felt wool coats with 50’s contrast revers in the brightest of hues. Where silhouettes weren’t streamline, clinging to and emphasising the female form, they were playful; puffball hemmed skirts are back for the PPQ girl next season.

Then came dark velvets married against sheer organza, bringing a close the psychedelic bazaar, ageing the collection towards the powerful PPQ woman.

You can always rely on PPQ to accessorize to perfection; Manolo Blahnik stilettos were ablaze with micro print satins, bags were oversized and 60’s beehives came laced with a black satin bow.

There wasn’t quite the exploration I had been hoping for from Percy Parker and Amy Moleyneaux but perhaps that’s the point; the PPQ girl is ever so slowly evolving each season.

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