Monday, 18 February 2013

Peacocks and power-dressers: Men at LFW

I couldn’t help but notice that there seem to be more male visitors at London Fashion Week this season too. A far cry from the dowdy image of the typical British male, every man ShopCurious saw was distinctively dressed and demonstrated a uniqueness of style.

Some were especially ‘chi-chi’  - like Daniel (I hope no one tried to hang their coat on his earrings). And a black and white colour scheme seemed to be popular with younger men.

While Grey Fox, a blogger specializing in fashion for the older man, looked smartly stylish in a country style tweed jacket, teamed up with jeans and brogues.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Accessories in abundance at LFW

When is a lampshade not a lampshade? When it’s a fringed dress, hung from the stone staircase at Somerset House. I spotted lots of unique accessories at London Fashion Week.

Like this hand-sculpted metalwork and leather cape by jewellery design-duo Yunus and Eliza,

cutesy Perspex hair bands and epaulettes from Little Shipa,

arty headwear by Stephen Jones,

illuminated shoes by Liam Fahy,

and quirky handmade bags by Benedetta Bruzziches.

This time there seem to be more accessories than clothes at the exhibition – perhaps related to the growth of online shopping?

Unusually for London, there seem to be plenty of empty parking spaces too…  By the way, I am wearing a vintage men's Playboy shirt, hand painted and embellished platform shoes, with a handbag and sunglasses from ShopCurious..

Living curiosities at London Fashion Week

It’s not difficult to capture the essence and diversity of London Fashion Week when all around are designers, exhibitors, photographers, students, bloggers and visitors… Some are pictured here in photographs by ShopCurious.