Friday, 24 April 2009

Roving Reporter . . . Alternative Fashion Week Day 5

Well, it has finally come to the end of AFW and the last day unfortunately did not sparkle in the same way as the middle ones. My stars of the day however are as follows:

*Cristiane Chaves, this was a great collection of minimalist styled monochrome pieces. Sassy wide trousers, jersey draped dresses and tops, beautiful dip dyed chiffon tops and my favourite pieces of the day. A structured, almost armour like pale pink dress. There was lots of wet looks and leathers in this sea inspired collection and this early collection in the show, turned out to be the one of the only notable things of the day.

*Ismail Erbil gets the award for the most weird and wacky show today. Using draped jersey, silk and leather combined with woven and sculpted VHS tape. Erbil used knits, weaves and creepy head masks to make the models appear like scary fashion monsters. It was attention grabbing, creative and mad, but sadly actually detracted from some clever, draped cuts of the clothes.

*Louise Crockett's BA (hons) collection was the other worthy of note collection. I must admit I was surprised that this was her first collection as the garments were well made, executed and designed. Cute, form fitted dresses, working wool, checks and leather laser cuts together. This was chic, wearable and delightful. 

Well that's it from Alternative Fashion Week! xxx

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