Don't be Timid

There is no doubt that Christopher Kane was the talk of the town after his successful SS14 show and difficult to top. However, Kane astounded us once again with another fresh & exciting show bursting with so many ideas you were kept on the edge of your seat throughout.

This collection was of a different nature of that of his SS collection with masculine tailoring & puffa jackets all being given a new lease of life.

Acid colour knits replaced summers pastel sweatshirts and not for the first time in the AW14 collections we were exposed to glossy wet look black patent in everything from miniskirts to coats.

Many styles were trimmed with splashes of mink and we also caught a glimpse of some rather lavish fox fur jackets.

The show continued with some bursts of blush pink in the form of wool coats covered in black crystals & black coats with blush Mongolian lining. Our favourite infusion of blush was to be found on some rather well cut organza dresses that were reminisce of layers of thin puff pastry on a napoleon dessert…delicious!

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The Burberry show was a wonderful occasion, featuring live music with a performance from Paloma Faith to entertain the star studded guests that graced the front row.

The show was a fluid affair with prints in muted colours floating down the catwalk and draping the bones of Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn & Edie Campbell to name but a few. Soft & delicate sketches of simple foliage that swept us back to the design boards of great designers such as Ossie Clark & Celia Birwell.

Coats, scarves and capes were all belted and sheepskin jackets painted with wonderfully colourful hand sketches.

Colours ranged from cornflower blue to light mustard and began to take on deeper tones towards the end of the show.

Flashes off thigh and nipped in waists kept this collection sleek yet romantic all accessorised with giant hand painted bags to match.

The finale saw models don poncho style blankets in abstract design which had all been customised with each models initials, we can only imagine the endless waiting list’s already in play for such an item.

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