The Israli born Inbar Spector‘s gothic collection certainly raised eye brows and expectations in an explosion of delicate laces, ask buy more about zipped corsetry and mass of tulle. Her pieces consisted of futuristic and OTT couture-like constructivism with an edgy twist which made her designs captivating.
Taking the nomadic immigrant as her muse for autumn/winter 09-09, there was a mix of energetic movement created by the twisted chiffon, zips and pvc trousers, but there was also a sense of structure. Tight corsets, belted waists and armoured tops, ensured an empowered woman emerged.
one of my favourites from the collection
The last two pieces twisted tulle ballgowns was greeted by whoops of applause. This was a perfect finish for a collection that bursted with intelligently conceived modern gothic pieces.
i want this dress!
After a whole week of hot footing it to fashion shows and cocktail swigging after parties, help we wanted to celebrate the last day in style. Cue an invite to ‘Fash Off‘- a Closing LFW Party at the fancy Beach Blanket Babylon in association with Stimuli magazine.
When we first got there we were excited but we were soon confused at the long queue at the door. After much waiting around we were eventually let in. However I must note that there was a rather annoying PR lady who kept disappearing, information pills then reappearing only to haphazardly look at a chart and exclaim ‘only guess list!’ brushing people aside like flies. I like to think of her as dragon lady.
However when we were eventually in we went downstairs for a much needed drink. It wasn’t until 11ish that things hotted up with Skin spinning some tunes and people dancing along. Amongst those at the party were Daisy Lowe, the model Lara Stone and plenty of Stimuli magazine people. Although I was much more excited about the music and a big fan they had in a corner (perhaps you had to be there!)
sarah and mel lookin’ beauuutiful
sarah’s sexy fan pose
…and it’s mel’s turn
this girl even gets in on the act-gettin’ down and dirty on the floor
what look is that guy trying to go for?! well at least he’s having fun!
skin getting the party started
and the crowd goes wild…well comparatively..
After toasting to this years LFW Sarah, Mel and I parted ways, with fond memories of all things fashion.
- Michelle Lowe-Holder: the ethical designer who is reinventing the fashion accessory
- LFW 09 – Jeremy Scott S/S2010: YABBA-DABBA-DOO!
- Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet Joana Faria
- The Freaky Jason: COCK ROCK party
- Inbar Spector: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review