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 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.
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.