Anglo-Brazilian duo Romeo Pires and Nicholas Humphrey are the brains behind the label Romeo Pires. The largely feminine collection plays with the labels signature bold shapes and colourful prints which have been deconstructed from previous seasons. Personally I found the eerie mashed up soundtrack for the show was slightly distracting as were the oversized clown shoes but the collection of floaty drapped dresses packed the punch and matched with beautiful dishevelled hair and dark eye make-up. Not to be missed, Romeo Pires challenge the unexpected and turn preconceptions on their head to create their very own brand of fashion meets art, and an exciting edition to the London fashion scene, definitely one to watch.
Presentations were a prominent addition at the recent London Fashion Week which allowed designers to showcase there collection in a more intimate surroundings with the audience being able to interactive directly, up-close and personal with the garments. After admiring the craftsmanship of the collection they offer a great space for socialising and networking and also meeting with the designer for a personal chat. Avsh Alom Gur Spring/ Summer collection was presented at London Fashion Week as a static instillation at On/Off, 180 the strand.
This season saw a clean, modern silhouette, built on simple lines and geometric shapes. Challenged by the illusion of OpArt, Avsh Alom Gur gives movement to black and white prints, offsetting them with bold injections of colour. Simple Fluid cut dresses make for effortless feminine dressing. Simple graphic shapes of the Silk jumpsuits and dresses are for an individual yet timeless in style. See-thru prints flirt with light and shade, which cast a beautiful silhouette against the skin. Combination of glamourous, bold and playful stand out pieces, see pictures above.
Setting a new mood for fashion a collaboration with photographer David Roemer saw the two come together in Roemer's hometown of New York to shot the editorial for the limited edition publication which was distributed at the event (see some images below).
So as i mentioned before the brief was to capture the essence of Fashion Week. So we did a quick ideas swap at the meal and came up with a few words to describe Fashion Week; Electric, Eccentric, Exciting, Extravagant and Buzzing. What One word would use to describe LFW?
With Camera in hand off I went to snap what I believe truly expressed LFW in all it's glory. Street style has become a massive phenomena especially with the rise of fashion blogs, Somerset house courtyard was brimming with photographers and those in front of the camera displaying their fantastic assembles. I must admit I have a serious shoe fetish and it is the first thing I notice when I meet someone. I think the choice of shoes can really say alot about the person and often they have worked their outfit purely around the footwear. I was instantly drawn to these lovely beauties below.
Both Acne (above and below)
Rupert Sanderson- Apparently the most comfortable shoes in the world according to the wearer
Fringed sandals from Browns
display of shoes in the lobby area (told off for taking a picture whoops)
Named as Elle's One to watch whose shoes 'will blow your mind'. She has designed shoes for the likes of Gareth Pugh and Sinha- Stanic and her s/s 2010 collection is a 'exciting dilution of her startling concepts that will guarantee to make her name' (extracts from Elle oct 09 issue)
Jill Sander gorgeous pink sling-back sandals and customised Nike high tops.
Gorgeous Bright Ashish Wedge ankle boots- Were originally destined for the Ashish Topshop Range however were never released... I don't know why they are amazing!