London Fashion Week, Look 3 - Plastic Fantastic

There was one stand look for me at London Fashion Week that I still need to get my head around - PVC.  For me, it's cheap and tacky and the only thing I have around that theme is an umbrella, for practical reasons.  But I suppose what with the leather and the bondage type stuff to appear I shouldn't really be surprised. 

Marios Schwab

Marios Schwab used the look in two ways - in tailored pieces such as the dress above, but also to create full skirts as in the picture on the right.  Not sure what I think about it, is it a crime to say the bottom of the dress looks a little bin bag like? Top half wow.  I preferred the Richard Nicoll approach - all out shiny craziness - but kept into one half of the outfit.  These t shirts are fab, and will no doubt get onto the high street quickly.

Richard Nicoll

Acne are just one of the fashion houses that we can no longer ignore.  There were rumoured groans on the front row when it was announced the inspiration for their SS12 collection was found by travelling through Morocco.  Not sure I get the link to the PVC...  Nonetheless, it looks quite cool.

I couldn't really believe my eyes that a conservative designer such as Nicole Farhi would be using Latex - but somehow it worked.  She was one of many to pick out bright yellow as a colour in her collection - and I'll do another post on both New York and London's trend on having yellow as a block colour in outfits this year.  This top on the left really works - and I reckon many more will follow...  And secondly, really admire the way she managed to make the material look elegant and expensive on the right.  The white look is a reworked take on the Victoriana/Lace look from SS11 - lush.

Nicole Farhi

Not forgetting the gorgeous seaside collection by Emma Hill and Mulberry...

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