Very relaxed, very intimate, very personal. But it looks as if the day of downplaying the brands huge influence and attraction on the London Fashion Week calendar is over.
The opulent, and cosy, surroundings of Claridges Ballroom which has proved amply sufficient in the past was bursting at the seams with the volume of press, buyers and celebrities surging forward to try and view Emma Hills latest collection. Theres no better praise for the label fresh from its Best Accessory Designer win at the ELLE Style Awards, but were going to need a bigger venue.
Kirsten Dunst, Olivia Palermo, Rebecca Hall, Gemma Arterton, Nicholas Hoult plus an influx of international press bore witness to a woodland fairytale inspired by Roald Dahls Fantastic Mr Fox. The palette was a muddy mix of conker browns, mole greys, red onion and dark heather. Sounds perfectly British, doesnt it? Fisherman raincoats, quilted macs and chunky scarf dresses will keep the chill out with wader knee-high boots based on the Tillie bag and ringpull zip details keeping things functional. While oversized Alexas, Bayswaters and Tillies rule (were talking bag names, do keep up). A show to meet the publics demand and then some...More