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Alice Temperley shows her Spring/Summer collection as digital installation

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Alice Temperley decided once again to forgo the catwalk at London Fashion Week and instead showed her newest collection via a “travelling circus” presentation and digital installation at London’s hip hangout, Sketch.  Hear the designer talking about her collection (inspired by circuses of the 1920s and 30s) in the video above, plus see the actual collection itself.  Then view the film on the official Temperley London website and of course, you can always…



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Video: Burberry Spring / Summer 2010 – watch the full show

Emma Watson / Liv Tyler / Agyness Deyn

Emma Watson / Liv Tyler / Agyness Deyn

Anna Wintour / Freida Pinto & Dev Patel / Victoria Beckham

Anna Wintour / Freida Pinto & Dev Patel / Victoria Beckham

[Images: Splash News]

Were you one of the eager beavers who sat online last night to watch the Burberry show stream live?  If you did, you would have felt pretty smug indeed, as creative director Christopher Bailey churned out a gorgeous collection of candy floss colours and textures – pretty, knotted chiffon in shades of pastel pink, powder blue, lemon and lilac – alongside luxe satin sheen leggings and sparkling crystal trenchcoats – oh, and some of the most covetable shoes we’ve seen in a long, long time!

Pulling a front row crowd that included stars such as Victoria Beckham, Emma Watson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Liv Tyler, Freida Pinto, Dev Patel, Mary-Kate Olsen, Agyness Deyn, Alexa Chung and Daisy Lowe (phew!) is no mean feat, but Burberry’s return to show in London after a number of years in Milan also drew the creme de la creme of the fashion world too, with US Vogue‘s Anna Wintour, French Vogue‘s Carine Roitfeld, editor of US Harper’s Bazaar Glenda Bailey, Alexandra Schulman of UK Vogue and famous fashion photographer Mario Testino all camped out next to the A-listers in the front row.

While it’s proper front row decorum to wear the designer on show, Paltrow, Watson, Deyn and Pinto all managed to get their hands on pieces from the collection before it strutted down the runway – lucky ladies!  It was a triumphant return to London for Bailey, and definitely brought a sense of excitement and glamour to the 25th anniversary of London Fashion Week.

If you missed watching it live, you can watch the full show below:


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London Fashion Week: Sass & Bide Spring / Summer 2010


It was a homecoming of sorts for Australian design duo Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton of Sass & Bide, who were back in London on Friday night to show at Fashion Week.  Clarke and Middleton started their brand 10 years ago by selling jeans at the Portobello Road Markets in Notting Hill, and quickly gained a cult following for their denim and It-girl party frocks, which are seen on celebrities such as Kate Bosworth, Kate Moss, Mischa Barton and Nicky Hilton.  After returning to Oz to grow their business, they headed to New York, but decided it would be more meaningful on their 10th anniversary to show in the city which gave them their start.

Their Spring/Summer 2010 collection is apparently inspired by South America (well, Argentinean gauchos according to the show’s programme), and there was something of an Aztec theme going on with mucho embellishment – beading, studded and jewelled collars and harnesses and sequins aplenty.  Dresses were short and tight, harem pants were seen more than once (eek), and we’re thinking that SS10’s answer to the famous Black Rats leggings will be the gold ‘The Afterworld’ fishnet tights you can see above, complete with knee pads and yep, more beading.



[Images: Splash News]

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What to wear to: London Fashion Week

When it comes to dressing for Fashion Week, the key thing to keep in mind is dress comfortably.  Unless you’re whisked around in a town car in the vein of Anna Wintour or Carine Roitfeld, you are probably going to spend a good part of your day on your feet, trekking from show to show, schmoozing with industry folk and heading straight to the parties afterwards. Therefore, you’ll not only need a pair of flats tucked away in your bag for when your feet finally give in (and believe me, they will), but you’ll also need to wear something that can last you all day and then look chic well into the night.  Tricky, non?

Another thing to keep in mind is Fashion Weeks worldwide are notorious for being sauna-like (that’s when show programmes come in handy as makeshift fans!), so layering is your best bet.  A dress or cropped trousers worn with a loose top and fitted jacket are ideal in this situation – we’d also suggest a pair of statement heels or booties which will also take you into the evening.  Colour-wise, basic black always looks chic, doesn’t show spills or sweat marks (ewww) and doesn’t require any effort when it comes to mixing and matching.  But we understand that if everyone wore black, this fashion gathering would be a pretty boring affair.  If you’d prefer to get experimental, then an airy dress (again, no mixing and matching required) or brightly coloured top worn with dark trousers will solve that problem.

We’ve come up with a few different looks  – which one would you pick if you were a high-powered fashion editor heading for the tents?

basic_black_lfwOutfit 1 product details:

T by Alexander Wang jersey dress, £75 from Net-a-Porter
Lover drape lapel wool blazer, £375 from Net-a-Porter
Givenchy wedge booties, £540 from Yoox
New Look pleated shoulder bag, £7 from New Look
One Grey Day multistrand rope necklace, £190 from My-Wardrobe
Wallis  silver wide detail cuff, £18 from Wallis

Outfit 2 product details:

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania squiggle iris blouse, £98 from My-Wardrobe
Katia Lombardo black peeptoe patent heels, £220 from My-Wardrobe
Miss Selfridge black elastic multi chain belt, £18 from Miss Selfridge
Nudie Jeans Long John skinny jeans,  £83 from My-Wardrobe
House of Harlow 1960 plated medallion earrings, £46 from My-Wardrobe

dress_lfwOutfit 3 product details:

By Malene Birger nude and black silk chiffon mini-dress, £254 from Stylebop
Bottega Veneta embellished hair comb, £365 from Net-a-Porter
Pedro Garcia high heeled boots, £169 from Yoox
JJ Winters black leather croc embossed chain bag, £176.17 from BunnyHug

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