Day two – not only did the schedule get longer but the heels got higher. I teamed a tweed Storets skirt with a flared sleeve and baker boy hat, flashing the hints of pink that are so on trend this season, much to every girls delight (even the suppressed girly chicks like me who secretly love it).
Let’s talk Ashley Isham – a designer I love to watch each year. Collectively intricate, striking and elegant and everything I look for in clothes. His show is more like a performance than a catwalk with divas strutting fiercely into the lens.
My favourite was the ruffled shoulder dress pictured below, pinched in at the waist with a metallic waist band – I’m secretly hoping that shoulder ruffles are going to be a huge trend! After yesterdays oversized earrings I had on I couldn’t take my eyes off the chandelier like ornaments dangling from the models ears – it definitely left questioning whether I needed to up my ear game!
Next stop was backstage with Aveda for the Sabinna show – models bare faced where slogans replaced under eye concealer. I always enjoy watching the storm before the calm serenity of them gliding down the catwalk and the hundreds of people it takes to make that one garment take centre stage.
Aveda nailing the hair with a cute plait located forefront in a grecian style, something which I will try and surely fail to replicate tomorrow no doubt. I particularly liked the hair from the Ashley Isham show – the two bun, half up half down do was right up my street!
Dans La Vie had me needing and wanting a PVC snakeskin trenchcoat in my life, a print similar to that of the Burberry crossbody bags this season.
Mimi Tran dressing the woman for a show stopping event. Black embellished flowers with a sheer overlay left not much to the imagination but still remains sophisticated, a style which I’m never afraid of.
Lastly Fashion DNA: Pakistan is a designer mentorship programme for emerging Pakistani designers organised by the British Council. It’s so easy for us to get swept up in British fashion that it’s so refreshing to see a whole new style where the inspiration is born from a completely different land. The colours, embroidery and print all symbolised Pakistan and I have come away freshly inspired to move away from my safety-net blanket of black!