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London Fashion Week Portal AW12 – All our LFW coverage in one place

It’s here again: London Fashion Week. Showcasing the best in creative talent from the world’s creative hub, our fair capital. So the week where people get to see what they’ll be wearing next winter before this winter’s even out; the week where we will all live off Vitamin Water for ten or more hours; the week where we will wear clothes that we would otherwise never dream of, all in the name of fashion. Thankfully, we’re sparing you all that stress, and instead will be posting up pictures, exclusive interviews, designer profiles and heaps more for your leisurely perusal. We’ll also be Tweeting from @NotionMagazine, with the #pnlfw hashtag so keep up to the minute there!

Header image: JP @ Interlife Pictures

Friday

Interview: Corrie Nielsen
An exciting exploration of Corrie Nielsen’s recently discovered Scottish heritage.

Interview: Bora Aksu
Playful prints and sugary shades made for a feminine feel.

Catwalk Report: Felder Felder
An appreciative ray of sunlight shone onto a flagging fash pack, this afternoon.

Interview: Fam Irvoll
The Norwegian introduces us to her very own ‘little monsters’.

Interview: Basso & Brooke
An insight into the duo’s creative genius.

Interview: Maria Grachvogel
A welcome alternative to the LBD, Maria reveals all.

Interview: Negarin
Bringing NYC to LDN, fash-on-film courtesy of Canon Cinema.

Backstage: PPQ
We sneaked backstage to photograph the blonde beauty, Hannah Holman.

Interview: PPQ
A paparazzi party, PPQ saw models parading down the runway with bike, in tow.

Interview: Ada Zanditon
Another level of excitement as the eagerly anticipated film accompaniment to the equally intriguing collection, is showcased.

Catwalk Report Jean Pierre Braganza
Asymmetrical aesthetics at their finest.

Interview: Nova Chiu
East and West collide in the eccentricity that is this year’s Vaxhall Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch.

Catwalk Report: Zoe Jordan
Perfectly prim and proper plums.

Interview: Anne Sofie Madsen
The Danish One to Watch divulges the details of her fascination with the world of the pre-historic

Interview: Orla Kiely
Tea dancing in tea dresses.

Interview: Jena Theo
An affirmative nod to the already established trends of AW12.

Catwalk Report: Georgia Hardinge
A Fashion Scout favourite showcases her upcoming efforts.

Interview: Fyodar Golan
Green. Glitter. Covered. Model.

Interview: Krystof Strozyna
Singin’ silky blues and nighttime naughtiness

Interview: A La Disposition
Funner than a funeral

Interview: Phoebe English
An immaculate showcase of dark nouveau, Phoebe English fools everyone into thinking she’s done this before.. she hasn’t.

Day One Street Style: Men
Our pick of the most dapper gentlemen at Somerset House.

Day One Street Style: Women
These ladies showcase some amazing shoeboots and bags.

Saturday

The W Factor: Teatum Jones, Basso and Brooke, Ashley Isham, Fashion Mode, Bunmi Koko, Todd Lynn, Aminaka Wilmont and Ziad Ghanem.
Win win WOW factor

Catwalk Report: Bernard Chandran
Hollar for a collar.

Interview: Elisa Palomino
Colours and prints galore distracted from the first downpours of the week.

Interview: Jayne Pierson
Chatting with a Canon candidate about translating a print lookbook into film.

Interview: Mattijs van Bergen
Continuing the theme for evening opulence with pinches of electric blue.

Interview: Alice Lee
Adding a touch of dark romanticism to AW12, Alice Lee was wonderfully simplistic indeed.

Interview: Dans La Vie
Eye-popping prints presented a very colourful winter collection.

Catwalk Report: Spijkers en Spijkers
Hot on the heels of Felder Felder, this Scandinavian sibling duo have been causing a storm over at Vauxhall Fashion Scout.

Interview: Carlotta
The first show-stopper, Carlotta swaps heels for Hunters.

LFW Interview: Claudia Catzeflis
In between shows, we unbelievably, find the time to squeeze in interviews with the back of house exhibitionists.

Interview: House of Holland
A reminiscent appreciation of pop cultures previous, encompassed in a lot of red.

Interview: Sister by SIBLING
The siblings invite us to a masked ball, of sorts.

Interview: John Rocha
A near-on, all black palette in no less than leather, sheer and Mongolian fur.

Interview: Ashley Isham
Getting acquainted with the beauts backstage.

Catwalk Report: Ashley Isham

Eclectic embellished evening wear

Interview: Christopher Raeburn
Someone reckons its cold enough for snow- cementing his fondness for outerwear, Christopher Raeburn acquaints us with ‘FREEZE‘.

Catwalk Report: Antipodium
Subliminal, East-end prints and fish-counter blues make for a harmonious marriage.

Day Two Street Style: Women
Who run the world? (well dressed) girls.

Sunday

Snapshot: Mulberry
The Del Ray is everywhere, inc. FROW.

Catwalk Report: Louise Gray
Gloriously garish clashing prints inspired by Eighties icons.

Catwalk Report: Topshop Unique
Driving the creative direction into staple dressing territories, Kate Phelan braves her LFW first-time.

Snapshot: Belstaff
Cosy coats and leather lashings – forever a match made in heaven.

Interview: Eleanor Amoroso
Taking up temporary resident, behind the hussle and bussle of the various show spaces, the keen knitter shares some secrets.

Interview: Manuela Dack
Sparkles, leathers and silks, there’s nothing to not love about Manuela Dack.

Interview: Xsenia & Olya
Checking in with a designer duo with a particular penchant for prints, namely tie-dye style-e.

Interview: Basharatyan V
PVC, wool, cashmere and old silver buttons encompasses this upcoming designer’s new collection.

Catwalk Report: Pam Hogg
What do you get when you collate latex with lil Bo-peep (throw in a drug abusing American for comedic measure).. we’ll answer that so you don’t have to.

Interview: Jeffrey Michael
To say it was worth the wait for the cheekily hands on presentation is a serious understatement.

Monday

Catwalk Report: Mark Fast
Kanye west seen FROW copying, I mean ‘taking inspiration’ from Fast’s crocheted collection

Presentation: Sophie Hulme
The beautifully subtle AW12 offerings from house du Hulme’s LFW scheduled debut.

Catwalk Report: Pringle
The knitwear knights in shining armour answer our longings for some actual winter-appropriate wear.

Interview: Julian Hakes
An accidental masterpiece: shoes that spiral out of this world.

Catwalk Report: Peter Pilotto
Eye-popping paints and prints pick up a flagging, fash pack.

Interview: Michael van der Ham
Hearing the low down on the print work maverick’s latest artistic adventures.

Interview: Prose
Rather than test the creative director’s patience with another standard-formatted interview, we let her ask us our thoughts on her offerings.

Interview: Kat Maconie
The Felder Felder, footwear favourite introduces us to her shiny new shoes.

Interview: Lako Bukia
Unpicking the designer brain’s behind the boys vs. girls equilibrium.

Interview: Christian Blanken
More than a designer genious, Christian shares his artistic adventures.

Interview: Inbar Spector
Miles of metallic tulle and plentiful perforated leather slash lace, from the couture creative.

Tuesday

Catwalk Report: David Koma
Taking chic to the next lev, a glitter bomb of a display from David Koma this early morn.

Interview: Peter Jensen
A perfectly polished presentation from Peter Jensen.

Interview: Aminaka Wilmont
Gorgeously gothic goodness from the international design duo.

Interview: Holly Fulton
Lost in a sea of aquatic blues and paint-pot pinks, Holly Fulton invites us to her print party.

Catwalk Report: Ashish
Dragged into a debate, between east and west, Ashish claims Bollywouldn’t.

Interview: Jasper Garvida
Commercial couture from inside the neo-Georgian venue.

Presentation Report: Omar Kashoura
A premature yet refreshingly nonchalant beginning to mensday.

Interview: Leutton Postle
Patchwork prints for your viewing pleasure.

Catwalk Report: KTZ
Highland jigs marry profuse punks with bells (chains and gems) on.

Catwalk Report: Meadham Kirchhoff
The pictures do the talking, affirming the twosome’s fashion week highlight status.

Wednesday

YAY for MENSDAY

Interview: Martine Rose
Weaves gone wild

Interview: Shaun Samson
The first third of the MAN trio explores sportswear and social groups.

Interview: Astrid Andersen
The Denmark designer throws in his two cents by way of sci-fi sportswear, to the MAN show.

Catwalk Report: Christopher Shannon
Hyper-masculinity with a touch of parred-down punk from our favourite man in sporstwear luxe.

Interview: Baartmans and Siegel
The duo première their print ventures amongst classically cut puffa jackets.

Interview: Julian Zigerli – OTW
The OTW newbies have landed. First up: Julian Zigerli.

Interview: TOBEFRANK – OTW
A gentlemanly début from the female, menswear designer.

Interview: Joseph Turvey – OTW
Fresh from university, Joseph Turvey has burst onto the LFW scene, and with good reason.

Interview: Topman Design
Not a chino wanker in sight.

Interview: James Long
Restoring a flagging fash pack’s faith in the distinct absent of appropriate AW12 attire, James Long and his more-than-welcome, winter warmers.

Interview: Gieves and Hawkes
Fresh from their Saville Row store, the label shows off its latest goodies.

Interview: Matthew Miller
Kaleidoscopic prints, suits and Oliver Sweeney boots

Interview: Oliver Spencer
Utility neutral knits from artisan British designer

Interview: Agi & Sam
Recycled plastics never looked so good

Interview: T.Lipop
Unbelievable accessories and impeccably cut suiting from T.Lipop’s chilly collection

Interview: Asger Juel Larsen
Soviet suiting and Russian red’s from the arresting Danish designer

Interview: Kit Neale
Kit Neal is more than a hound dog



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