Last Friday, London Fashion Week started off with a bit of heart as Gail Porter hosted a fashion show showcasing collections and accessories from a range of designers, all in aid of the charity Hauser Bears.
‘Diverse’ would be an understatement when describing the collections at the show. Designers showing off their stuff included David & Goliath, Florian Jayet, Loulou Bontemps, Nicole de Carle and Tour de Force. All of these distinctive brands collaborated in supporting Hauser Bears, a charity passionate about the welfare of bears worldwide.
David & Goliath started things off showcasing limited edition Tees designed by the quirky brand. The bear themed tees-specifically for the Hauser Bears charity-feature comical and cutesy designs and slogans.
Things took a dramatic turn as Nichole de Carle’s presentation of what the boyfriend described as ‘BANGIN’ lingerie models took to the runway. So glad I brought him along.
The beautifully structured lingerie takes inspiration from the four architectural masterpieces from around the world: The Lourve in Paris, The Duomo in Milan, Westminster Abbey in London and the Chrysler building in New York.
Next up, something for the ladies! Men in kilts?! The English Kilt Company brought out a variety of men’s kilts with the unique, patriotic designs created by Stephen Jacobs.
Loulou Bontemps showcased a range of whimsical and unique clothing and accessories by the upcoming designers from Loulou’s Boutique. It was great to see Loulou’s vintage-inspired clutches again complementing the couture pieces including an amazing, quirky teapot handbag. The studded gold leather clutch and amazing feathered purple suede clutch are my favourites. Customised jewelry by Gemma Dane, H&G Jewellery, Still Remains and hand-made feathered head bands were key to the collection.
The show arguably saved the best for last as avant-garde designer Florian Jayet raised the stakes with an exciting display of futuristic pieces. Dresses, inspired by armour, are designed to give that perfect silhouette for a woman who means business. The combination of ‘fierce structure and dramatic curve’ is dominant throughout the collection, and so is the woman who wears it.
A real unusual mix of distinct collections, but they pulled it off still. Great show. Great night.
Check out more from Loulou’s boutique of up and coming designers here.
Visit www.hauserbears.com to find out more info about the Hauser Bears charity.