Saturday, 21 February 2009

Running with the Fash Pack...London Fashion Week A/W 09 (Day 1)

Yesterday (Friday 20 Feb) was the start of London Fashion Week A/W '09 so of course I headed off with my camera to see if I could get a few photos for my project: "London Calling: Running with the Fash Pack". I arrived at the BFC tent at the Natural History Museum to complete chaos: The South Kensington Tube was closed. It was half-term school break (read:thousands of kids, mums and dads had converged on South Kensington to visit the museums). It was the start of LFW (read: hundreds of fabulously dressed fashion editors, buyers, stylists, models and fashion-types had converged on South Kensington to attend the first day of the shows). Bugaboos, comforters and nappies collided with Mui Mui, Westwood and 6 inch Christian Louboutin heels.

It was bitchin'....if slightly stressful for your blogger :)

LOVE the style of these two girls:

Red is the New Blonde?:

Workin' the plunging neckline and oversized shirt...for men:

Crayola Yellow: a sign of things to come for Spring 09:

A young fashionista: LOVE the look on her face. FIERCE!!!

Overall I thought the mood was a little subdued compared to the last two seasons. The "BFC tents" have been reduced to singular "tent" and I noticed a lot more people catching the tube rather than the preferred mode of transport: the taxi or private driver. There just didn't seem to be the "buzz" that usually hovers over the start of LFW. Obviously part of this is due to the GFC (Global Financial Crisis) and, I suspect, partly because there was a one day overlap between the conclusion of NY Fashion Week and the start of London Fashion Week. Lets see what tomorrow brings....

p.s. remember to click on the photos to make them bigger- looks so much better. Honest!

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