Monday, April 4, 2011

The Leftovers: London Fashion Week FW11

A couple of weeks ago, even though I was deep in the throes of another book, I bought a copy of Just Kids. Number 98 (or maybe 97 or 96 by that time) on the list of people in the Boston Public Library network waiting for their turn to borrow it, I decided to bite the bullet and purchase my own copy. I first felt the need to read the book upon its publication, but as I'd taken to assigning myself a reading list as if I were in a college seminar, there were a line of books ahead of it at the time.

The murmurs out of London were dominated by the book and its influence on a myriad of designers. And as the models walked the runways, it became evident that the city's focus on the "decade of the moment" was less sweeping and more focused on the particular place and time in which the book is set.

At Jaeger London

At House of Holland

At Jonathan Saunders

At Mulberry

At Margaret Howell

Much as he did with rockabilly style a season before, Paul Smith took this trend in hand and ran with it.

Yet there was also a taste of some of the other trends seen on the New York runways.

The longer skirts that hit anywhere the knee to the floor.

At Maria Grachvogel

At Nicole Farhi

At Roksanda Ilincic

The reds that recall the variety of shades cherry popsicles can stain your lips.

At Betty Jackson

At Kinder Aggugini

At Issa

At Jonathan Saunders

At Burberry

The color blocking that has been gaining a foothold since Pre-Fall.

At Kinder Aggugini

At Jonathan Saunders

At Osman

As well as a reminder of what London often does best.

At Maria Grachvogel

At Clements Ribeiro

At Matthew Williamson

At Basso & Brooke

At Holly Fulton

At Mary Katrantzou

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