Karma-Style LFW Analysis and Awards

London Fashion Week for me is about the emerging or struggling designers. As they really need promoting and supporting more so than the A-list designers. I saw beautiful creations from them that could easily have taken centre stage spotlight at the BFC tent. Their collections aren't shown on or 
All the more reason to bring them to you.

Some key themes were:
Lots of layering of fabric
Asymmetric lines
Peaked shoulders are still going strong (for men also)
Colour block accents and panelling
Leather and leather accents
Shearling and fur
Mixed fabric pieces
Gorgeous chunky coloured knits
S&M references
Dark apocalyptic, sombre themes
Soft and strong lines
British Heritage

Karma-Style LFW awards

Best Hair: Florian Jayet

 Favourite womenswear: Florian Jayet

Most original make-up: Carlotta Actis Baronne

Hottest male models: James Hillman

 Favourite menswear: James Hillman

Fave A-list designer show: John Rocha

Exhibitor at Somerset House that should have had a catwalk show: Felicity Brown
She's so talented!

Favourite accessories: Hannah Morgan

Best Picture taken

Black is back in a big way. Burnt bronzes and shades of blue were the stand-out colours. Fashion is now so fluid and diverse. So many looks to choose from which is great for us - we can pick and choose what works. I can't wait to see how the high street translates these AW11/12 looks.

The key makeup trend amongst fashion week attendees was red lipstick. Everyone was wearing it, including myself on Day 1. LFW was intense, enjoyable, manic and tiring but well worth it. I also met some wonderful people including my mate Hilary Alexander, who I asked if was true she was retiring. She said she has a bus pass now but will semi-retire and keep writing for the Telegraph, so A-list yet so down to earth - a great lady. Stephen Mahoney was a sweetie too. 

September will come around before we know it for the next season's instalment, not sure I'll go to as many shows but I'll always support the designers showing here in London.  It seems that the fashion flame of London isn't shining as brightly as New York or Milan. Our own A-list celebrities were not on the front row in the same way New York, Paris or Milan are supported by the A-list. Better marketing and more funding is needed. Back in the day London Fashion Week was always the place to be. It saddens me as we have talent just not the finance. Anyway..

My highlights were Fashion Mode, Felicity Brown, Zed Eye and the Circuit-Collective.

You'll be pleased to know the bombardment of emails is over and I'm going back to one a week - YAY!

I hope you've enjoyed my coverage and gained a Karma-Style insight to this great British fashion event.


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