London Fashion Week Rundown – Boho Craziness

There were two main themes running through London Fashions Week, firstly our old friend Boho, a look that has been missing for all of about 5 seconds. Its not that not I’m a fan, I am, but too much can get a bit, well, Edina Monsoon (Lacroix sweetie!) Secondly, many of the catwalks were so darn dark and moody you couldn’t see the clothes. However, here is my snapshot of what went down:

Boho Burberry. I can’t help but love this, my 16 year old self is having a meltdown…

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Great colours, in a 1970s wallpaper themed fabric:

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Um, no.

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Erdem had some similar shapes (but shiny shiny versions).

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But then this happened, heaven:

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This coat is just incredible. How the heck did they blend thes completely opposing fabrics together? Or is the shiny shiny part painted on? Whatever –  a massive YES PLEASE!

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And I’ll end with this little pretty, worn by Laexa Chung the following day at the Elle Style Awards:

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I love Giles, but the catwalk was so flipping dark it was hard to see any of the details and many of the looks were primarily black. However, a fab magic mushroom print appeared:

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Happy days – as did this witchy number. I love a cape though I may pass on the ruffles:

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Christopher Kane was feeling romantic. Delicate blue vein print? Or winter branches?

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Navy, black and red velvet. Oh yes.

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Then this range of dresses began to appear. There is some lovin’ special time going one here:

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And goodness, LOTS of lovin’ special time going on here:

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Roksanda was my favorite show my a country mile. Fabulous colours, fabrics, shapes. But there was also lots of (UNNECESSARY) fur which made me very sad. I will continue to hope that it was faux but I will not be showing any look in which it featured.

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The make up is beautiful too. I love dark berry lips. Works so well with the mustarrd and other pops of colour. Not to mention those shoes!

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Peter Pilotto was a as colourful as you would imagine and fell on the Boho side of the proceedings.

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It’s great fun, and the colours were mouthwatering. This makes me very happy in an AW collection because they can so often fall on the dour side of the colour wheel.

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I love this dress:

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Mulberry was pretty dull but I loved this coat:

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Temperley equally underwhelming (on the whole) despite rolling out a few retired models like Sophie Dahl. However I thought I’d post this look beause it was the high point of the show and shows how skilled she is at putting together patterns.

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Jonathan Sunders rolled out a load of clashy 70s looks with A line skirts and polo necks. It wasn’t my bag. The shapes were fine but the patterns and colours gave me brain freeze.

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Matthew Williamson was as expected really, Bohotastic but overkill, and lots of dead sheep. However this was rather lovely:

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And who doesn’t like a crab on a print?

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Mary Katrantzou was really interesting. The colours, fabrics, textures and shapes were exciting. And the shoes were perfect:

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Possibly the most beautifully and futuristically adorned rain coat in history..

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And finally, the great Dame of London – Vivienne Westwood (Red Label). Look at this incredibly chic coat, not to mention what looks like a gorgeous, soft gersey dress underneath it:

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Trouser suit!

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This dress may be my favorite of the whole week, for its pure drapey, delicacy and comfort factor:

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But so as not to lull anyone into a false sense of security, there will always be batshit crazy, tartan and super boob lift in there somewhere:

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(all images from vogue.com)

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