One of the last New York Fashion Week shows I attended before London was the Nomia A/W 2012 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. It took me a while to gather my thoughts on what struck me most about the collection, until finally I realized I was overcome with the sense of the uber-chic feminist. Not the sort of feminist who rocks overalls, hairy armpits, and a mohawk, but more like the fierce and confident woman you really want to take you home and give you a spanking – because you know she totally would. Do you get my drift? Hmm… perhaps you should just see for yourself.
From one of my least flattering views during New York and London Fashion Weeks, I had the privilege of attending the Temperley London showcase at the beautiful One Great George venue. I was truly in awe upon entering the venue, and as soon as the lights were lowered, and the music started blasting, and the first model came strutting down the catwalk, I knew immediately it was going to be a presentation to remember. The showcase was full of energy, and I loved how the big fluffy Russian-style hats played companion to most of the ensembles. The collection was fabulous, with an attitude that didn’t come off as stand-offish, but more like “This is what I want to be.” All of my photos were taken with my Sony Cybershot, as my Olympus was at home with a case of the “I simply don’t feel like cooperating.”
You can also watch the Temperley London A/W 2012 video on their website.
Probably my most frightening evening roaming the streets of London during Fashion Week was making my way to the Anna Popovich showcase. As an innocent American visitor who not only was on unfamiliar ground, I also had no working cellphone, so entering the Old Vic Tunnels were surely an exciting experience where I was quite prepared to meet death to my FACE. As the Brits say, I guess you could have called it a bit “dodgy” for someone who simply did not know where they were. But after I realized it was all part of the facade, the tunnel was actually quite lovely and was covered completely with graffiti. It made for quite an interesting contrast to the collection Anna Popovich had in store for us, which I found lovely, colorful, and even sexy in its mild innocence.