Hey, it's been a while coming, but the film footage of the catwalk event is now finally live on the Blast site.
Take a look and let me know what you think:
Some of the highlights for me included Navina's ceramics inspired collection. Every girl I spoke to that night was in love with her watercolour dress in the white floaty fabric (the one we featured here . On the catwalk it really had a whimsical floaty feel that was very feminine and flattering.
Heather also tackled ceramics but with a much more sculptural feel. I particularly liked her use of geometric pattern on her designs. It had a sort of art deco feel about it, mixed with retro sci-fi.
Holly, Becky and Megan's collection which featured bamboo turned out to be a real success. I have to admit, when I saw Olaf's photos from his visit to their work in progress, I was unsure about the idea of bamboo. But the finished result was really something. I think it really made a catwalk statement, which is important if you want to be noticed (which everyone does) at London Fashion Week.
I'm not going to dissect every collection (watch the film), but the collection as a whole really inspired and impressed me so well done to everyone.
So, the show last night went really well. Everyone I spoke to seemed to have a great time and enjoyed the collection(s).
I had no idea what to expect since the designers themselves and Olaf are the only people who've been able to see the collections as they were being worked on. The final collections looked amazing though. There were a few occasions when a dress came onto the catwalk and a chorus of women in the room whispered "I'd wear that". Although it's important to create some show-stoppers, I think it's also important to feature pieces women instantly fall in love with and want to wear.
The Blast show last night at London Fashion Week
There was lots of imaginative use of materials too. From bamboo to hair (not human I hope)
I would've loved to see some menswear, but I don't think you needed to be a girl to enjoy some of the creations showcased last night.
More pics on their way shortly...
Navina from Cambridge has made a really lovely collection based on Ceramics.... Her collection is based on beautifully hand-painted fabrics which are then made into simple, almost architectural shapes... well that was the idea anyway but it's always a bit of a "moment of truth" to see how the fabrics actually work. There are a few slight issues to sort out but overall I think they work really well...
she's used bleach, gold paint and black dye to create this dress:
Navina's hand painted black and gold dress
...and fabric paints mixed with water to create the "watercolour" effect on this one:
navina's ceramics inspired watercolour dress
I think they look great.