Style & Then Some

Elisa Palomino at London Fashion Week AW 2012 // Exotic flowers

Elisa Palomino London Fashion Week February 2012, trends for Autumn/Winter 2012, Vauxhall Fashion Scout

What? Elisa Palomino

Where? Vauxhall Fashion Scout, Freemasons’ Hall

When? Saturday 18th February 2012, 10:30am

I could tell from the invite that Elisa Palomino’s show was going to be floral. Exotic, orchid-like bursts of colour splashed across the catwalk, and silouettes were decidedly 1930’s Hollywood glamour with a few flapper dropped waists appearing again. (It’s nice to see that this is a trend that will carry through to the Winter, in case you’re considering investing in any 1920’s style garb.)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Elisa Palomino, London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012, trends for 2012, London Fashion Week

Elaborate hair pieces unfolded their petals of net and satin in hues of yellow and cerise, with black offsetting the bright colours. Velvet, satin, chiffon, and feather trimmings gave the impression that the designer had raided some old-school Hollywood actress’ wardrobe – which I was thoroughly in the mood for after recently seeing the brilliant film, The Artist.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Elisa Palomino, London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012, trends for 2012, London Fashion Week

Silks printed and embroidered with Oriental patterns and sheer negligees increased the sense of behind the scenes luxury. I’ve noticed a lot of leopard print around this season, and it was out in strong force at the end of this show, too. (Glamour edging towards the tackier end of the spectrum?)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Elisa Palomino, London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012, trends for 2012, London Fashion Week

Photos taken by an Olympus E-PM1

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About Sophie Caldecott

Writer | Founder of www.abetterplacejournal.com

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