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London Fashion Week AW 2010 - Day Four

The decadent surroundings of the Royal Opera House were a fitting location for the Nicole Farhi show as she showed a polished, minimalist collection. Blacks and nudes provided the base colours, which were punctuated with reds and PVC to give it an interesting angle. Key fabrics of the season, tweed and metallics also made an appearance.

Osman had a dramatic start to his show, stamping his signature style early on by sending four models in black draped dresses, walking down his catwalk in a regimented row. The collection that followed saw round sunglasses, embellished wedges, boater hats and suede thigh high boots acessorise gorgeous funnel neck jackets and fur coats, wide legged trousers and curved hem dresses. It had the feel of a 1950’s stylish lady in the country, something Katherine Hepburn may have worn in her heyday.

It is fair to say I was more than a little bit excited to be attending the Christopher Kane show. The hottest name in British fashion at the moment, I had high hopes and he didn’t let me down. He is an expert at producing concise, clean collections with clear and often simple ideas. For A/W 2010 he sent black PVC, leather and lace dresses and jacket / skirt combos down the catwalk. The first half of the collection was adorned with hand-embroidered flowers of many types and colours. The end evening pieces swapped embroidery for jewel embellishment. The overall result was striking, the tough and tender combination worked perfectly.

Photos - catwalking.com