The House of Holland show is always a big celebrity attraction and was this season was no different. The FROW had all of the usual faces like Pixie Gledof, Leigh Lezark and Alexa Chung but this season Kelly Osborne attended too. The red leather halter neck dress that she wore to attend the show doesn't look particularly good in photos but in person, she actually managed to pull it off.
What do you think?
Fashion week starts this week and as we've all come to expect, the big musical chairs announcements are coming in thick and fast too. Last week we heard that Sally Singer had resigned from T magazine and Eva Chen from Teen Vogue and now you add Harold Tilman to that list. Yesterday the Business of Fashion confirmed that he has stepped down from his role as the chairman of the British Fashion Council.
Natalie Massenet has been appointed as his replacement and she seems like the perfect choice. Tilman has been instrumental in bringing in all of those key press and buyers that used to skip the London shows and Massenet, what with her all of her experience at Net-A-Porter, will no doubt help make London Fashion Week bring in more financially. But don't worry the role is only honorary so won't affect her position on the board of Net-A-Porter and while the standard commitment is three years, she has reportedly only signed up for one.
What do you think about her appointment?
Sienna and Savannah Miller
I was really sad to see Sienna and Savannah Miller part ways with their label Twenty8Twelve earlier on this year. While the prices were on the high side for what they were offering, the collection were always easy and wearable but in a good way. All is not lost though because Savannah is reportedly preparing for a comeback.
According to Grazia the new fashion line, which we still don't know the name of, is set to become available in Europe and the US from November this year and will be unveiled to a small group during London Fashion Week. What the designs will look like is still unclear but if Twenty8Twelve is anything to go by, a grown up take on the whole boho look is definitely on the cards.
Despite working with London Fashion Week for the past four seasons, the A/W12 shows in February marked the first season that Vodafone served as the principal sponsor for the event and following that success this morning they confirmed that they have a big fashion project in the works.
Following in the footsteps of their successful partnership with Richard Nicoll last season, today they confirmed that they've just entered into a two season partnership with fashion favourite, Mary Katrantzou, which is set to officially launch in February.
As the partnership is still in it's infant stages, nothing concrete has been confirmed about what the projects will be but what we do know is that the collaboration will allow Vodafone customers access to her show and potentially the chance to meet her backstage.
When it comes to runway shoes, it doesn't get much better that Nicholas Kirkwood's collaboration with Erdem. The pair started working together for the designer's A/W10 show after meeting through a mutual friend in Paris. Their partnership for Fall 2012, though, is one of their most memorable collaborations yet and was without doubt some of the most memorable styles from London.
The collaboration between the two has always been an interesting one. Erdem is known for his romantic femininity and delicate prints, which at first thought seems at odds with Kirwood's directional architectural style but the combination works. For Fall 2012 the shoes were covered with the prints and fabrications that we saw on the clothes, while Kirkwood was given free reign on the perspex heels.
'Erdem and Kirkwood wanted to create something bold, modern yet feminine,' the press release states. 'The heel, inspired by Le Corbusier whose known for his signature bold shapes, were the perfect starting point to create a strong grounding silhouette to build the shoe around while the use of the Erdem prints and fabrics add a feminine element.'
The collection is now available on Net-A-Porter with prices starting at £795.
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The last few seasons has been amongst the best for London Fashion Week. Stella McCartney held an intimate presention back in February and McQ and Moschino also held show's during the week's festivities and it looks like Rag & Bone are following suit.
Last week the duo behind the brand, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, confirmed that they will present their S/S13 collection to a select group of press and buyers at their new Sloane street store after showing the collection in New York. 'We are thrilled to finally open a store in London,' Neville said a statement. 'It's exciting to present a collection for the first time in our home town and for it take place in our own store feels really special. Showing during LFW will furthe strengthen our presence in Europe and, of course, it's lovel to be able to filter it directly to the customers in the UK who have supported Rag & Bone since the beginning.'
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If you didn't follow my advice recently and sign up for this year's Fashion Fringe, sadly you're too late. Last night Christopher Bailey, the initiative's new chair, announced the ten semi-finalists that are in the running to be part of the final three who will show their collections at London Fashion Week in September.
'It has been truly inspiring to review the work of these incredibly bright and creative entrants – each and every one of them with such a strong expression and point of view,' Bailey said. 'The submissions that we have seen today reinforce the amazing talent, energy and creativity that run through the UK and I am so proud to be able to help nurture the next generation of visionaries who will be shaping the world of design in the future.'