Sunday, 21 February 2010

Editor @ Large . . . Elliot J Frieze

We dashed across to Victoria House for the Frieze show and after having hovered in fourth row we were quickly bumped to prime front row seats, it's all about connections darlings.
The show was a mixture of mens and womenswear, making a nice break from the gorgeous slender ladies we've been seeing all week.
With a definte 1940's flight wear inspiration Frieze effortlessly mixed suiting wool with panels of gorgeous tan leather (a definite trend for AW10). The strong palette of the darkest navy, tan and grey was chic and elegant and slotted in nicely with other designers chosen colours this week.
For womenswear jackets were tailored to perfection following the bodies contours and often fluting out at the bottom to add a feminine charm to an otherwise masculine item. Frieze sent down the skinniest pencil skirts that had buttons embellished vents, adding that extra attention to detail. There was a gorgeous leather suit and some delicately draped wool dresses that would make both great occassion and work wear (for the uber stylish). There was also a return to the double breasted suit for women, a trend that would look ever so hot on the streets of NYC as well as London.
Menswear was again excellently tailored and the wool looked beautifully soft. Jackets were cut long, with a single button fastening, while trousers tended to have a more relaxed cut, slighlty bagging out from the knee, cinched in by extra chunky socks. The trousers almost had a grown up, jogging bottom feel to them. Jackets were often edged in leather piping which added a contrast colour and buttons were always a contrast tan to either grey, check (grey/brown) or navy wool.
A beautifully executed 40's style collection that will have both boys and girls excited to see winter again.

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