After previously designing a capsule collection for H&M, Madonna might have thought it would be no problem to borrow a few pieces from the upcoming Lanvin for H&M collection. Wrong. Despite reports that the high-street chain wouldn't let anyone, celebs included, wear the clothes until after the November 18 runway show to debut the line, it seems that a few others on the events circuit have been luckier than Madge.
The Telegraph has these pictures from the London Lanvin preview, where British celebs including Roisin Murphy, Hayley Atwell and Sophie Ellis-Bextor were seen wearing pieces from the range. Since Jennifer Lopez also reportedly was turned down from wearing a dress or two from the collection, we hope the lucky ladies felt even luckier than normal. Looks like Madonna and J.Lo will have to wait until November 20 like the rest of us to get their Lanvin fix.
There are very few shows that get editors excited at London Fashion Week but Matthew Williamson's show is definitely one of them. Last season the designer left us questioning where the Williamson girl who jet sets from Ibiza to Monaco had gone as he catered for an older audience. I don't know what happened this season but our girl was definitely back.
Roisin Murphy, Sienna Miller and Olivia Palermo all watched the first model open the show in a khaki military shorts jumpsuit pleated down the front, shortly followed by multi-tiered jackets styled over strapless dresses. Embellishment made a welcomed return and started off gradually like on a soft khaki top with silver metallic embellishment on the back styled with a multi-layer skirt and developed into full on gold sequin drop waist dresses. Williamson got playful sending models out in khaki trousers with ropped tassels down them. Rainfall jackets came covered in sequins but were paired down and teamed with cropped nude trousers.
In a recent interview Williamson told me that he's constantly inspired by his travels and it looks like he was referencing Africa meets South America for this collection. Tops came in earthy bold oranges with dramatic graphic neckwear and printed dresses had sexy cut outs along the sides or on the back. Just in case there wasn't enough colour, scarves were tie die in blue, orange and purple.
Not to be out shone by Victor & Rolf who had ex-Moloko singer, Róisín Murphy perform at their Spring/Summer 2010 show, Karl Lagerfeld called on his muse and model for the brand's Cocoon bags, Lily Allen, to sing at the Chanel show.
During the finale, a mini stage and hay stack rose from the ground to reveal Ms Allen and her backing singers, to a huge applause from the crowd.
She’s copied my style. I met her about a year ago before she got really big and I had no clue that this was all going to happen. She wasn’t wearing shoulder pads at the time and I was. Lady Gaga is just a poor imitation of me.
For Spring/Summer 2008, we saw the legendary Prince perform at Matthew Williamson's show and last season saw VV Brown perfrom at Ashish during London Fashion Week at London's Hippodrome.
For their Spring/Summer 2010 collection, design duo Victor & Rolf followed suit with a performer at their show during Paris Fashion Week. Sporting a huge pink tutu dress with black jeans, the highly pregnant Róisín Murphy wowed the crowd at the brand's show performing two of her new tracks, 'Royality' and 'Demon Lover'.