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Report: London Fashion Week Day 2

Having day one of LFW overcome by torrential rain, day two was somewhat more pleasant with brollies clearly absent, giving the FROW a reason to don their best gladrags sans the waterproofs. Kicking off in the basement studio at Somerset House, Antipodium introduced the first siting of applique that I’ve seen so far this season, atop fresh hues of baby pink suede coats but contrasted with vibrant checks and what one editor mentioned to me as “Star Trek Chic”; what seemed to be voile but overlayed with a metallic sheen. Either way, I’d like the whole collection to make its way into my wardrobe please. From the well-established designers who are like the furniture of LFW to the next generation of young up and comings, the showcase of the Swedish School of Textiles opened my eyes to the explorative use of textiles to create capsule collections from the sublime pieces by Anna Margareita Svensson to the ridiculous of Jesper Danielsson, although I applaud his manipulation of his fabrics, after all this is where creativity begins.

And that’s exactly what fashion is; diving into the unknown to see what you can visualise and afterwards, create. John Rocha took a trip to the land of all things romantic with his elegant yet fashion forward collection, through structured and voluminous pieces made from silk organza and georgette, accessorised with peaked hats and oversize bags made from what looked like treated organza to give it an immovable structure. Feeling quite fulfilled with all things romance, Markus Lupfer went for something quite unexpected for his Saturday afternoon salon show. Taking inspiration from what I could see was a teenage girl’s bedroom, with posters of everyone famous in the nineties, like Ian Ziering from 90210, remember him? I was impressed by the innocence of this collection, full of florals and femininity, that I actually felt a little too old to wear this  brand for next season. The same might be said for Ashish, but it’s those sequins that get me everytime. The coca-cola branding adorned on sequin mock-shopping bags full of groceries, reminded me that fashion is fun, and some designers do still hold onto that as a catalyst. Decorative denims, cut out tops, all bright and sparkly, brought smiles to the FROW.

But the highlight of the day had to be Mark Fast, his reinvention of the grunge trend through this exquisite knits was just what I was after. Shapes do not tend to differ from Fast, but show stoppers like wide legged knit trousers and fringed maxis are what I will take from Day two.

- Lorna Weightman

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