2009 September 21
The Mulberry presentation was held at Claridge’s hotel, where balloons and carousel horses adorned the ballroom. Inspired by Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides and Tim Walker’s photos, this season is all about faded beauty, distortion and naïve adolescence. Layering is key as floaty pieces were paired over fitted ones, and tailored jackets toughen up flirty dresses. The new bags will have you drooling – gorgeous jungle prints feature, as do amazing fringed bags. You’ll be wearing the jungle print flats, suede wedges and fringed booties on your feet, and even your pup will be well accessorised with the brand’s cute dog range.
Olanic’s Niki Taylor showed at Vauxhall Fashion Scout and her Starmaker collection, inspired by a love of dance, would fit perfectly in Fame. Metallics were everywhere, and looked playful on foil-leather jumpsuits and legging, while majorette, ballet and tap-wear were reworked with a disco feel. The designer also collaborated with Mackintosh this season, and we loved the blazer-mac which opened the show and was covered with cheeky removable bows.
A cult favorite in London, this season Osman focused on the purity of the line and stripped his collection of colour. The all-white looks were occasionally dipped in gold or had some gold embellishment, but for the most part, the collection was an exercise in playing with fabrics (he used lots of cheese cloths and waffle weaves for a futuristic feel). The collection also announced the partnership of Osman with travel company Kuoni, and K by Osman, a travel capsule collection, will launch in January 2010.
This hot young designer created a collection based on a fairytale. “It was re-tailored to make it sexy, at least, I hope it was sexy,” he laughed. Childlike dresses were split apart at the seams and new fabrics were reconfigured in. Details like visible stitching and loose ribbons were a nice touch, while makeup and hair were doll-like with models sporting tight pin-curls. “It’s about the transition from child to grown-up, not only mentally, but physically as well,” Aggugini explained. The designs were completely fresh and original, and did retain the wonder of childhood and it was completely appropriate that front-rower Trinny Woodall brought her daughter along for the ride. Londoners should check out the Kinder Aggugini pop-up shop which will be on Mount Street until October 31st.
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