We’re on the home strait. It’s day six of London Fashion Week and the first time I’ve ever stayed for menswear day, which they dramatically term MAN day (watch out for show reports coming soon). My outfit is basically an amalgamation of several of other pieces I’ve worn in the past week. Maybe this is a massive fashion faux pas, but you try coming up with six equally fashion week worthy ensembles in a row OK?
Zara blazer, vintage pussy bow blouse, skirt and clutch, H&M boots and socks.
I also drafted in my boyfriend Alex to be my photographer. He’s wearing a bow tie I bought him for his birthday and got photographed outside the Topman show by GQ because of it. Double style win I reckon.
H&M blazer and shirt, Burton trousers, Sanders shoes, vintage bow tie.
What? Joanne Hynes at London Fashion Week
Where? Vauxhall Fashion Scout, Freemason’s Hall
When? Tuesday 20th September, 3pm
I had never heard of Joanne Hynes before but more fool me it seems because this show was incredible. It immediately reminded me of recent collections from Prada, Miu Miu and Balenciaga, but not in a rip-off kind of way. It was exhuberant and fun with lots of sequins and latex plus metallic and patent leather in lipstick red, neon pink, orange and lime green. Yet the silhouettes (oversized baseball top-style tunics and tight pencil skirts) ensured a sense of ladylike restraint amongst all the busy colour and texture, as did the messy Hitchcock heroine up dos (in another nod to the director the theme from Psycho soundtracked the show). The jewellery was another talking point - huge robot pendants that were fantastically fun and just the sort of thing the East London fashion pack will love.