London Fashion Week SS/12 Be Inspired

The city renowned for it’s cooler than cool cutting edge street chick and eloquent classic style has just wrapped up it’s Spring Summer 2012 fashion season.  Bad news for those who are looking forward to less colour, there was still a lot of it on the catwalk, but thankfully the colour blocking phase may have run it’s cause.

Models sprawled out in bold graphic colourful prints from Basso and Brook and Peter Pilotto, while Fashionista and muse Kanye West watched on. White retained it’s cool next summer season. The lady like look has carried on from winter in pastels and soft florals. The length remains long and modest, calf length and beyond.

There’s a sense of a sophisticated but simple slickness about the lines gracing the catwalks. The clothes are shaped to fit and to fit comfortably. The styles of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s are still influencing the modern designers, with the rebirth of the classic 60’s shift dress in bright floral graphic prints.

The make up is subtle and natural with the odd red strong lip still visible. There was a return to a more modest heel height and thickness.

I’m not sure if anyone remembers the bias cut. It’s a nightmare for anyone with hips and a bum and is guaranteed to add kilos to your frame. I’ve seen more and more of skirts and dresses cut at the bias in fashion editorials. One look I’ll be avoiding!


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