And Bergdorf's is redecorating, Alexander Wang style.
From first looks to after-party quick changes, get an inside look at what it's like to be at fashion's biggest night. Click through below to see the vines--and a whole gallery of images--from fashion's finest last night.
Kudos to Topshop for pulling the best front row I've seen all week--hell, all month. Demi Lovato (on crutches after a foot injury), Daisy Lowe, Pixie Geldof, One Direction's Louis Tomlinson and his girlfriend Eleanor Calder, Kate Bosworth and her husband, and Olivia Palermo all wedged in next to each other to take in the show, which opened with the totally-inescapable model of the moment Cara Delevingne. Like the front row, the collection offered an eclectic mix.
For centuries, the world was missing a retelling of the nativity starring fashion people. Yesterday that void was filled--thanks, of course, to Love Magazine and Katie Grand's apparent ability to talk models into doing just about anything.
If there was ever a reason to give up my beloved Blackberry and finally get an iPhone, the Henry Holland-designed iPhone cover-cum-show invitation would be the reason to do it. Featuring an oversized houndstooth print in pink, purple, red, and white, it was an intriguing hint of things to come. But first to answer the big question on everyone's mind: Was Rihanna at the show? I was craning my neck at every pop of the flash bulb, but sadly RiRi didn't show. The front row was made up of a gaggle of Henry Holland friends and the usual London it-girls--Pixie Geldof, Poppy Delevigne, Leigh Lezark, and newly-anointed ambassador of British fashion, Alexa Chung (wearing paisley pants in a way that totally proves she deserves her ambassador title). And while Rihanna didn't show up, Azealia Banks did!
Author of "How to Walk in High Heels", Camilla has written for the UK Times, the Telegraph, Bazaar, and Time Style and Design in the US. She also covered the shows for Vogue UK online, reviewing all cities and hemlengths, and also assisted in the Galliano Studios. Attending fashion shows long before she was invited, London is where she started as a lowly Cinderella Fashionista. This season she is very excited to share some of her adventures with you. Meet London's It girls. They're the ones designers long to dress and they're as happy in the market or clubs as they are on the red carpet. With a different paparazzi culture (and no pesky Kardashians or Real Housewives), these are the girls who fill the gossip mags and blogs across the pond.
The House of Holland show was a little bit of a visual shocker after seeing classic Brit heritage brand Jaeger London earlier on Saturday morning (review to come). A good chunk of the room was decked out in the bright orange and granny afghan print from Henry Holland's fall 2011 collection. When I noted that the collection was titled "Pastel Punks" and that very large leopard spots had been painted on the wall, I knew it wasn't going to be minimal (a word never, ever applicable to Henry Holland, admittedly.) Holland's inspiration this season was "skins and punks", ska revival, and a Miami palette. Because of this, it was hands-down the best pre-show music I've heard this season--lots of Clash. The show started with some bleached-out denim pieces looked exactly like a sky filled with cheery clouds (unlike the London weather outside, which was a complete downpour.)
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LONDON--And best bash of LFW (so far, and yes, slight intoxication may tint our estimation) goes to the Love magazine for Alexander Wang party at Liberty. Daisy Lowe was there, dancing up a storm in a Mark Fast crop top and pencil skirt. When Beth Ditto forgot the lyrics during her a capella version of "I Will Always Love You," she called on none other than Alexa Chung to complete the phrase.
LONDON--Fashion East, the London launchpad for raw young talent, celebrated its 10th year with the launch of a 10-piece range under new label Lulu & Co. Each look, some of which were only seen on the runway--never in stores--were handpicked by Fashion East founder Lulu Kennedy from the archives of alum like Richard Nicoll, Roksanda Ilincic, Jonathan Saunders and Henry Holland. To mark the occasion, the East End fashion pack brought the party West to Harvey Nichols in London's posh Knightsbridge neighborhood for a Mexican-themed disco replete with fish tacos, hibiscus margaritas, and wonderfully kitsch gold palm trees. Everyone from Roisin Murphy and Pixie Geldof to supermodel/presenter Jade Parfitt spun around in their favorite pieces from the range, while a tagteam set was DJ'd by Princess Julia, House of Holland and Hazel. We nabbed the ageless fairy godmother of London fashion, Lulu Kennedy, dressed in a fiery organza gown by Jonathan Saunders, to talk disco and a decade of designers.