Monday, 7 June 2010

Editor @ Large . . . GFW Northbrook

The Northbrook show started well with Rhea Fields offering up a kooky selection of latex evening wear. Latex dinner shirts (with stitch detail fronts) and a latex pinstripe cricket jacket were key and accented by softer chiffon pin tucked shirts, sequin fronted shirts and high waisted trousers with front pleats. It was very androgynous but the latex added an interesting twist. The nude and black colour palette worked perfectly.

Delavieje Nahvi's collection of hidden belts, graphic aztec prints and draped capes was fantastic. The vibrant blues, reds, orange, camels and browns really added a jolt of life to a rather black catwalk! I loved the asymmetric hemmed dresses and the tibetan tribal feel was really fun.

Anna Louise Moxon showed a very 'Jasper Conran AW10' style. There were layered silk petals used to created volume and shape as well as dome style appliques. Red, black and grey made up the strong palette and the silhouettes ranged from 'bodies' to soft dresses. Leather bodies with silk petal embellishment created great juxtaposition and was bang on trend.

Finally Gemma Ashe showed a vintage feel collection of antique floral prints and the most stunning violet drape fronted jacket. I loved the illustrated print and the ruched leggings. Tweed jackets had electric threads and were both modern and eclectic. Fabulous!

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