Spring 2011 preview: What we loved at London Fashion Week
EVERYONE WAS TALKING ABOUT…
The four models who slipped at the Burberry Prorsum show; the French bulldog that appeared on the Mulberry catwalk; and the trek, in heels, up to the Topshop Unique show venue on the old Eurostar platform at Waterloo station. Seriously—couldn’t they make the moving sidewalk actually move?
A blue-and-orange or yellow-and-grey striped dress from Jonathan Saunders. The custom Louboutins with a snakeskin-covered platform from the Mark Fast show. And this Burberry Prorsum jacket!
MY MOMENT OF THE WEEK
Sitting next to Dave Tree at Burberry Prorsum, who became my personal tour guide to the who’s-who of the British music scene attending the show. Tree has worked with the label on Burberry Acoustic, a project that spotlights emerging English music talent. He pointed out that we were sitting directly across from participating band One Night Only, whose front man, George Craig, appeared in the company’s ads last year with his sometime girlfriend, Emma Watson.
Marios at Topshop—I loaded up at the Oxford Street megastore.
WHAT THEY’LL BE TALKING ABOUT IN 5 YEARS:
Louise Gray’s debut show: shorts were covered in bottle caps or topped with plastic overlays filled with tiny polystyrene balls.