Can anyone else feel the tension building? Nope, not yet? Well, in fashion terms it is the ‘Summer holidays’ still – that slow moving month of August that lulls everyone into a false sense of relaxation. Designers have their hands tied while all their suppliers are on holiday, retailers are starting to gently push their Autumn collections before the first leaf falls, whilst us normal folk are still clinging on to the hope summer might, just might, not end (hence my soggy sandal clad feet in the recent downpours).
But let’s get real. Before you know it, September will be crashing down all around us, and with it will come a whole host of new inspiration courtesy of New York, Paris, London and Milan. And after I have caught myself slyly picking out what fairisle jumpers and crocheted scarves I’m going to be coveting in the upcoming thermal months, even though it is still ironically summer, it’s no wonder September can get a tad confusing. I mean, in a months time I will be picking out what designer rip-offs I’ll be hoping the high street will deliver for NEXT Summer, before I have even got my hands on my Christmas party dress (oh, it’s floor length, rose gold, and sequined, and will be hitting Miss Selfridge’s shop floor running this xmas). It can really mess with one’s head! But we here at Style And Then Some swear by you all we will do our utmost to steer you in the right direction.
And while we wait for September’s big bang, here are a few images of postcards I picked up at the AW11-12 shows. They turn into pop out bookmarks too, and have interesting little factoids relating to each designer on the other side…
Dominic Jones Factoid: His business partner is model Alice Dellal.
Topshop Unique Factoid: Katie Grand has styled the last 6 season shows.
Mary Katrantzou Factoid: She is rarely seen in print! How ironic!