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Day #2: London F/W

London Fashion Week autumn/winter 2012 live blog day two

Follow all the action from London Fashion Week autumn/winter 2012 as it happens. Today: Get excited about Simone Rocha; Moschino Cheap and Chic makes its LFW debut; OMG Stella McCartney’s in town, and more…

With a soundtrack spattered with hammering rain mixed by The Libertines, and a press release promising ‘corrupted elegance’ we were expecting big things from Todd Lynn. With well-cut seperates in autumnal tones of rust orange, chocolate brown and teal – Lynn seemed to tick all the boxes at first. Fur stoles made of Fisher, a ‘relation’ of Sable, added a touch of glamour but the collection still fell a little short. The designer’s usual sculptural, futuristic aesthetic was there, while he attempted to branch out and make his first foray into draped silk. Shoulder high leather gloves added an interesting twist but otherwise the styling was basic. One note of interest came in the form of a gold feathered collar courtesy of Shaun Leane. – Sophie Warburton, fashion assistant, ©Daily Telegraph. Can you eat a jam doughnut without licking your lips? Well get practicing because if today’s make-up looks are anything to go by, next season will be all about glitter on your lips. Call it a fajazzle if you will. We will. International Icons reign supreme at this London Fashion Week. Fashion Journalism from All over the Globe awaits more of London’s fashion industry’s fashion shows. Every Season the Fashion TV a media followers gear up many choices for the Fall season events. Fall 2012 is no different and the “Looks” are very strong and marketable.

17:24 Moschino Cheap and Chic
Moschino Cheap And Chic’s first show in London was a sugar-coated ’60s vision of the capital says Stella magazine’s style director, Kate Finnigan. Read her full show report here

The theme of Christopher Raeburn’s first standalone women’s presentation was ‘freeze’ and I can’t think of any clothes I would rather wear when the temperatures fall. Lighter than air quilted nylon coats are filled with light weight wadding made from recycled PEP bottles, black nylon bomber jackets are all made from totally recycled Japanese nylon, and lightweight puffas are lined with fleece made from post consumer waste. Don’t let any of that put you off however. It was all unbelievably chic – and warm too! – Tamsin Blanchard, Telegraph Magazine.

15:40 John Rocha
His daughter’s star may be on the rise (Simone showed a punchy collection earlier today) but John Rocha isn’t content to let his wane accordingly. As one of London’s old guard and a longtime collaborator with Debenhams -hardly a hotbed of wild creative talent – it’s easy to dismiss Rocha as outdated. Until, that is, one remembers that when it comes to texture, he reigns supreme. As ever, it was a collection grounded in black, but it came in crochet, lace, mongolian lambskin, felted wool and silk. To demonstrate: the opening look featured an inflated boulder of a taffeta jacket, hovering over a distressed woollen skirt, with a sheer black slip underneath. The shoes were just as texturally schizophrenic; little futuristic kitten-heel booties seemingly made of rubber, edged with glossy fur. They were fetishistic and I liked it. – Ellie Pithers, fashion intern.

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