Sunday, 26 September 2010

LFW: Bernard Chandran SS11

Despite it being at the far-too-early time of 9.30am, me being an idiot thinking the closest station to New Oxford St was Oxford Circus and having to walk a good half mile to get to the show venue, and witnessing a model fall first-hand (you could literally feel everyone hold their breaths as she stumbled backstage! Poor girl.) this was probably my favourite of the shows I attended. Here's why...
Saturday September 18th
My Beautiful Fashion venue, New Oxford St.
Bernard Chandran: Voted Malaysian designer of the year, Bernard Chandran has dressed celebrities, beauty pageant winners and even royalty. He decided he wanted to be a designer at the age of 16, and studied fashion at a local college in Malaysia.
Set: The venue had an industrial warehouse feel to it, very urban and very modern. Protégée  of Kanye west, Mr Hudson DJ’d and the music was brilliant. Super loud dubstep & great clothes? Absolutely splendid.
Show Notes: Metallics, metallics! Super shiny metallics! Silver and gold on black seems to be a recurring theme this season. Beautiful silhouettes belted at the waist and the right amount of detail (some feathers & sparkle are always welcome). Amazing! We witnessed our first model stumble this season (aside from a teeny hint of one at Ashley Isham), the poor girl’s ankles were wobbling right the way along the catwalk and even as she was almost to backstage safety she was almost down. That looked extremely painful. Nevertheless, the rest of the show was great. This is definitely one of our favourite collections so far.
Show in three words: Uber cool elegance.

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