Day two of London Fashion Week was a mix of the old timers and new names - Junior Fashion Editor Graeme Moran picks his best bits.
Having launched for spring 12, personal favourites Sibling showed their latest little sister collection, Sister by Sibling in the (very) intimate Portico Show Space at Somerset House. Crisp white, pretty pinks and bonkers pom pom dresses made for a fun start to the day, but underneath it all was a great knit-based collection (something that is particularly hard to do for the spring months). This showed that Sister by Sibling is no longer the little sister to the Sibling menswear line.
London fashion’s fairy God mother Lulu Kennedy’s talent incubation scheme Fashion East was one of the busiest shows we attended today. Two presentations from fresh out of the oven graduates Ryan Lo and Claire Barrow were followed by a catwalk show from Maarten van der Horst. Complete with the first spotting of Vogue Editor Alexandra Schulman (and a random appearance from boxer Chris Eubank), it was a definite day two highlight.
He described it as the decade fashion forgot, but Henry’s House of Holland show celebrated everything that was bad (but good) about the nineties. Tie dyes, metallics and so-bad-they’re-good shoes made for a great show, sound-tracked by a 1990s top of the pops that got the crowd bopping in their seats.
House of Holland was hidden on the third floor of an NCP car park in the middle of London’s Soho. Pretty random and an amusing site seeing the fashion crowd mixing with Soho’s finest. Not a fan of all the stairs we had to climb though!
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Waiting for shows to start can be quite a long and boring time, so ‘celeb’ spotting can be a great game. Alexa Chung made her first fashion week appearance at House of Holland, alongside Kelly Osbourne, Nicola Roberts and Pixie Geldof. Kelly Brook and Pixie Lott were spotted at Moschino Cheap & Chic, complete with bored looking boyfriends in tow.
Sibling’s tea room at the W Hotel was also a great afternoon treat - cakes, sandwiches and cups of tea (or vokda, but we declined!) were on offer. Our favourites were the purple battenburgs and the Sibling themed leopard print cookies.