Zara dress | ASOS sandals* | UO socks & scrunchie | Mulberry clutch |
Nixon watch | Monica Vinader jewellery*
Photographs by Toni
Feeling not quite as fresh as would have been preferable after the first evening of LFW, I was glad that my morning didn't kick off until midday on Saturday. Antipodium were 'Women On A Mission' for SS15. I arrived to a packed out Swiss Church, just of of Covent Garden, greeted by models placed on podiums. Their attire screamed acid rave but their faces - even with the bright green eyeshadow - gave the impression these women weren't to be messed with. There were bold prints that clashed both in colour and pairing of silhouette; baggy met skin tight and was accessorised with thick black chokers plucked straight from the 90s. The Jesus sandals left a lot to be desired but I guess there had to be a flaw somewhere.
Arriving late for Holly Fulton is unadvisable - especially when you're 5'1" without a chance in hell of seeing anything unless your sat amidst the front three rows. I found myself sort of half squatting, half sitting on the steps in between rows, struggling to see, trying not to fall over while attempting to take notes and photographs - #problemsofafashionblogger. From what I did see, Holly Fulton was on mute this season. Geometric patterns and statement accessories were prominent as always but this season was more understated; Fulton's palette for SS15 is somewhat withdrawn and the shapes of pieces were a little less exciting than usually expected from Fulton. I loved every second but I can imagine for the devoted Fulton fan the collection may have been a tad disappointing.
I'm not entirely sure where to start with the Whistles presentation except to state that everything about the half an hour spent there was perfection. From the underground location to the long concrete runway, where we could stand so close to the models that if we had reached out a hand to touch them, we could have. Whistle's army of both male and female models marched the concrete runway on repeat at an interval, so you could watch twice if you were that way inclined. The collection was a remarkable mix of fabric distortion; it had been laser cut, frayed, layered. The colour palette was limited but it's no secret that less is more. Hats off to Whistles, that collection took my breathe away.