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.
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.
Before all 3 – yes…THREE – of my cameras completely malfunctioned during my first show at London Fashion Week, I managed to snap a beautiful shot of the catwalk from inside the Somerset House tent, and a couple of the pieces from the Jasper Conran showcase. Although there is much variety in Conran’s collection, I did happen to take more notice of the color brown in the showcase, and how much of it was used. After looking through my closet, I saw that I actually don’t own any items of clothing the color brown. Normally the use of it would seem a bit boring to me, but the collection was beautifully presented with compliments of bronze and gold, as well as all sorts of fun materials and textures to add shine and even a bit of fluff to the pieces. It was a wonderful collection that allowed me to open my eyes to finding beauty, creativity, and loads of potential in a color that I normally don’t associate myself with. Certainly a great start to my first time at London Fashion Week. Sorry I don’t have more photos of the experience to share with you.
To view the entire collection, visit Jasper Conran‘s site.