Champagne in hand we were led to the VIP front-row seats right by the red-carpeted catwalk, where we found our goodie bags (including two bottles of Harvey Nichols wine- yay vino!)
|Kevin Breese- Store Manager|
|J Brand Love Story Bell Bottom Jeans, £210|
The colourful variety of Liquorice Allsorts was the theme of the next trend.
This was colour block at it's best- vibrant jewel-toned dresses like this blue Paul Smith number... are an easy way to hit the nail on the head, but the trend can also be done using brightly coloured accessories (see our other blog post on the Vogue and Selfridges SS11 Trend report here...)
|Paul Smith SS11|
|Jimmy Choo SS11|
Desert Queen saw a distinct colour pallate of khaki, camel, nude and beige plus animal prints and stacked bangles. Think fashionista on safari and you've got it! A sporty practicality came through from the vests, cropped cargo trousers and flattering draping, but the glam factor shone trough in killer heels and hot sunglasses. I personally loved these awesome Camilla Skovgaard sculpural heels...
The men looked sharp in Dolce & Gabbana's sleek SS11 colllection- think high-end sportswear with polished accents like metallic thread and the D&G metal logo to the left back pocket.
Next up- Florals. Always a winner for Spring/Summer, my personal favourite from the show was this glorious Roberto Cavalli silk dress, shown here at two different fashion shows- Milan and Birmingham...
The next two sections were Soft Tailoring for the boys- sharp dark suits and subtle texture softened with funky T-shirts, rolled-up sleeves and lighter trousers, and Clinical Elegance for the girls- white, white, white!
The final collection was Night Crawlers- men about town looking dark, delicious and dapper! Shiny pointed shoes and a sneaky bit of sparkle or decadent velvet added a shine to the dark palette.