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PPQ at London Fashion Week AW12 // Bike to the future

PPQ at London Fashion Week AW2012 PPQ AW12 at London Fashion Week PPQ autumn winter 2012 at London Fashion Week February 2012 PPQ photos London Fashion Week 2012 PPQ front row PPQ bikes on catwalk bicycles

No, your eyes do not deceive you. That is indeed a bicycle being wheeled down the catwalk at the PPQ on day one of London Fashion Week. Very Dalston isn’t it?

Someone asked me right before the PPQ show which I preferred between the summer and winter fashion weeks. I answered that these days the boundary between the two, in terms of the seasonality of clothes on show, was so blurred that I couldn’t decide. But then I had to eat my words as minutes later PPQ sent out an array of resolutely cold weather-friendly clothing. It started (once the girl wheeling the bike had exited, more on that later) with a host of winter coats in black and grey raggedy mohair, cinched 80’s-style with wide belts. A hood embellished with gold and a slightly Amish head piece (that was way cuter than it should have been in theory) put a focus on the neck up. Next up were cosy, rouched black velvet dresses that had added sex appeal thanks to deep V-necks, cut out backs and off the shoulder detailing.  Typically for PPQ there were a few very out-there looks, like the cream, off the shoulder unitard that brought to mind two terrifying words: camel and toe. The black latex high-waisted knickers were equally zany, but the eveningwear was mostly very tasteful – a couple of flowing black and white dresses in particular. And then the bikes were back. For the final walk-through three of the models wheeled out a bike that matched their outfit. A collaboration with lifestyle brand RULE, 100 of the snappily titled Limited Edition PPQ Rule Supreme Style bikes will be available to order in March. It seemed like a slightly gimmicky end to the show but I’m a big bike fan so I don’t care. In fact, if I had £1500 spare (yep, that’s how much they’ll be) I would totally be placing an order.

Check out the rest of Style & Then Some’s LFW coverage here.


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