Firstly I was invited to attend Jasper Garvida’s Autumn/Winter collection for 2010 named 'Venus’ which was his ‘ready-to-wear’ collection. His work is said to be be inspired by the Art Deco movement and you’ll be able to see influences of the 1920’s with many curves, waves and bold shapes. The pieces are very streamlined and tailored while incorporating delicate and soft texture to compliment. With a name like ‘Venus’ the collection exudes femininity and sophistication. What I loved about his collection were the textures he created using plenty of expensive fabric such as cashmere and even leather but balanced it out with some chiffon and sequins.
I was also able to view some of the new and upcoming designers’ work in the exhibition hall. There were some particularly beautiful pieces from Viking Wong and Felicity Brown. I also favoured some pieces from Charlotte Taylor and David Longshaw.
I had such a wonderful time and I would seriously consider going again. I will be visiting London Fashion Week and will definitely go to that cat walk.
London Fashion Week is like a different kind of world I’ve experienced. It’s as flamboyant as I thought it would be but a lot less intimidating. If anything it’s become extremely inspiring.
To me fashion will always be something quite personal and where I adore London fashion, my influences come from around the world. It’s needless to say that I was born into high street and high street is my where my fashion brain resides. Can I possibly begin to understand high fashion? Yes, if everything was alike Jasper’s ready-to-wear collection. Stay tuned for my next London Fashion Week post to understand what I mean about ‘not getting high fashion…’