Monday, 22 February 2010

Editor @ Large . . . Osman

The queue for Osman was immense and I won't lie, at one point I seriously thought I wasn't going to make it, fashion week is definitely in full mayhem!
Osman started the show with a snap shot of his new line of jersey dresses. Not every designer can work jersey and I was pleasently surprised by the delicate drapery of the pieces. Elegant and chic in AW10 fav navy blue and accessorised by an oversized clutch.
Osman's seperates didn't really feel particularly wintery and the silk print trousers and blouses had a distinctly summery feel. However weight was added to the collection by a host of hairy felted wool coats, jackets, capes and suiting.
While suiting remained dark (navy and black hues, brightened by hot pink tube tops), coats flashed giant checks in black and purple and there were some beautiful funnel neck jackets in hot pink. Several coats had skinny sleeves and then voluminous, cape like bodies that balanced skinny aknkle skimming trousers.
Silk trousers were quite slouchy and printed in both checks or herringbone, neutral tones ensured that these pieces would go with a host of items, although quite statement and the elastic waist pair reminded me of the Prada, pyjama style collection a few seasons ago.
While trouser legs were often cropped or ankle skimmers, sleeves switched between skinny and slightly a lined crops (especially on coats, it's time to dig out those elbow high gloves).
While a lot of the collection remained in navy, black and neutral tones, there was added bolts of color from light and electric blue, pinky reds and pewter shades.
Shockingly fur made yet another appearance on the catwalk in fox shades and there was both a cape and full length version.
Evening dresses were in a host of navy and pewter silks and embellished with eighties style, colourful, rectangle crystals, on pockets (a bit Matthew Williamson) and on a single sleeve (like a multi cuff).
Shirts took to the trend for mismatching with only some pannels printed in the bright herringbone print, which was then used again on jersey pieces.
Over all the jersey pieces were by far my favourite and well worth an investment.

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