London Fashion Week, Look 4: White Collars

I was lucky enough to get tickets to go the Paul Smith show with my friend Lilli, which was brilliant.  I've been to a couple before (and was very happy about going to a few this year) and everytime it astounds me how different the experience is of going to see a show versus flicking through the photographs on websites afterwards.  You have a much fuller appreciation for the skill in the clothes at a show, and seeing the outfit in 3D makes a real difference too.

Antonio Berardi AW12 / Antonio Berardi AW12

Aquascutum AW12 / Giles AW12

Any way, one look I picked up on from the show was the use of a good, crisp white collar.  It was in quite a few looks at Paul Smith, but also at Aquascutum, Simone Rocha, Giles and Antonio Berardi in London.  The look correlates quite well with the military coat styles that I really, really need to post about too - in that a woman in a collar really does feel like a power tool!

Giles AW12 / Paul Smith AW12

I really like the look, and it matches my theory that a good white shirt really is central to having a capsule wardrobe (read my essentials posts).  I like the idea of mixing up the textures and uses the collar to really 'man'up' an outfit...

Paul Smith AW12 / Paul Smith AW12

Simone Rocha AW12 / Simone Rocha AW12

I'm pretty relieved that London Fashion Week is over, I've been very slack in reading up about Milan too - I think I might take a little break and start again with Paris...  This last week has rushed by, and suddenly I am half way through the weekend.  Off to London Fashion Weekend tomorrow, wahey!  Not really sure what it is about, but I was given the tickets so am taking a few friends - will keep you posted on Twitter I am sure!

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Haute-fly said...

I love Paul Smith. Each season he delivers. Personal favourites are the sheer detailing, tailored blazers and structured collars.

Lovely post and great style blog.


Unknown said...

Thanks for your nice comment :)

great post!

Anonymous said...

So lucky!! Also I love the first two looks :))

Stop by sometime, Natalie xo

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