After a whirlwind month of jam-packed action at 2010 Spring Fashion Week, the runway shows have finally come to an end. While we eagerly await everyone's creations to hit stores, feast your eyes on all of the highlights from the fashion festivities . . .
After attending Burberry Prorsum's magnificent show, the multi-talented Gwyneth Paltrow attended the afterparty showing off her all-Burberry, all-bodacious 'fit. While I can swoon for hours about her warped baby blue skirt, I'm going to focus on her tough shoes. They're the perfect example of fashion meets function. Luggin' it in lug soled shoes will not only keep your toes cozy, it'll also prevent you from slipping in the rain, sleet, or snow. Been there, done that, and have the scars to prove it.
Knots, quiet pastels, supple leather belts, legs, shoulder love, redone trenches, The Kooks — everyone is singing praise about Burberry's Spring collection, shown last night. If you have 15 minutes to kill, I suggest you watch the runway video. Seeing the frothy, yet sleek, creations semifront row, along with the fabulously British soundtrack, is a wonderful work distraction. And the glitter finale! Oh, to be a Burberry girl. Christopher Bailey continues to please and Burberd-out celebs came out to witness the glittering magic. Here are my top 10 loves . . .
So now that New York Fashion Week has ended, London Fashion Week is in full swing, and things are a little wackier across the pond. Models at the Jeremy Scott show walked with Pebbles-style top ponytails and bones in their hair while wearing Flintstones printed clothing. What do you think of this look—is it all in good fun, or should Jeremy have left it back in the Stone Age?
As the enfant terrible of the styling world, Charlie Le Mindu is known for his hair-raising creations. For his second runway show, held during London Fashion Week, he displayed a stunning and strange mix of hair sculptures. They're made from wigs, and they must be seen to be believed.
>> Spring 2010 brings a number of firsts for Burberry: the first time Christopher Bailey has shown under the label in London instead of Milan and the first time the show was streamed live on the Internet — the video can be seen here. It was a big bash for the likes of London — a guest list of 1,500 and a tent venue erected on the grounds of the Chelsea College of Art & Design — bringing front row faces like Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, Mary-Kate Olsen, brand face Emma Watson, plus Mario Testino, Jacquetta Wheeler, Bruce Weber, and Agyness Deyn.
When the show was ready to start this evening, the venue — with Burberry check-embossed walls — went dark, and the Burberry logo lit up the runway until the stream of models, wearing pale-colored or metallic knotted, draped, and twisted variations on the classic trench and miniskirt, commenced. A few furs were even thrown in, despite the Spring season. At the end, in celebration of the quintessential British brand's return to home turf, a rain of silver confetti streamed down.