London Fashion Week, Look 4 - Tribal

Moving on from New York Fashion Week's shows like Tory Burch, Prabal Gurung and Michael Kors - London took NYC Safari's one stage further - and went all out tribal.  When conservative brands like Burberry Prorsum start going bright and printed, you know its a look to take seriously.  Who need khaki hunting jackets when you can dip a trench coat in eccentricity and a dose of Africa? 

Burberry's collection was braver, bolder and generally more exciting than it has been so a while.  Funny that AW11 was all about bondage and studs added to pieces, when this look is more striking and altogether eyecatching.  If 1990 was looking on at this collection it would have guessed it was by Kenzo or even a Prada with all it's jazz.  Nothing can match, jewellery needs to be massive and you might want to consider the idea of buying a viser (deep breaths) as they pop up in numerous Brit collections...

But know, we Brits have got confident. Overall look? High Waist full skirts, mixed with bright printed jumpers in jazzy prints.  Coats and belts need beading, the brighter the better.  Cannot wait to see how Missoni challenges these zig zagged tops later in the week...  Next up, unsurprisingly was Holly Fulton.  Love Holly's work and she always pushes the boundaries.  Her tribal stuff was undoubtedly used as inspiration for certain high street summer collections (ahem, Warehouse, ahem).  Some would say this is too similar to her previous pieces, others would say if it ain't broke why fix it?  Either way, her Valentino circa 1990, with a little tad of old school Pucci, collection is awesome.  Here are my favourite bits:

Even Matthew Williamson seemed to agree that his prints were bold, as he covered the bolder ones over with a jacket!  Love the look - this fashion house just never make mistakes.  Absolutely love this collection - nice mix of practical and totally the opposite, and the beads are fantastic - and has taken an approach to prints that everyone can work into their wardrobe.

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