2009 September 22
This season, Sienna and Savannah Miller were inspired by the African youth photography of Malick Sidibe and the melting pot culture of '50s Alabama. Models like Trish Goff, Alice Dellal, Kirsty Hume, and Liberty Ross debuted the brand's cropped denim jackets and leather vests, sexy cutoffs and crop tops. Bleached silk and hard-wearing denim contributed to the feel of early American industry that was referenced throughout. The sequined denim jackets and vests are a great, versatile wardrobe item that will take you from day to night. Lara Stone, Peaches, Alexa Chung and Poppy Delevigne all sat front row as did major editors including Anna and Glenda. In case you missed the show, it's streaming live on the twenty8twelve.com website.
Topshop Unique’s show drew an impressive crowd, including Kate Moss’s first LFW appearance of the season as she sat next to Phillip Green’s daughter (while boyf Jamie Hince watched upstairs from the rafters). The collection, styled by Katie Grand, felt gloriously ‘80s, down to the bubblegum pink lip. There were lots of latex bandeau tops and cropped trousers, distressed fabrics and washed out leather biker jackets. Aymmetrical one-piece bathing suits and accessories like clutch bags trapped in plastic to evoke water will prove best-sellers on High Street and beyond. Surf’s up for summer, dudes.
Eley Kishimoto’s S/S 2010 show was titled "Beyond The Chintz" and accordingly, it used the brand's signature prints in girlish looks like smock dresses and simple shifts. The patchwork-y leather wedges paired with grey socks worked well juxtaposed with the trompe d’oeil effect on outfits, namely a dress masquerading as a shirt with a tie tucked into a skirt.
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