The most common question asked while waiting for shows to start has got to be, “So…which has been your favourite show so far?” Now that all the chaos is over and I’ve had a chance to reflect on the week that was London Fashion Week, I must admit I have two favourites , Aganovich and Deryck Walker (although it could well have been three as word is that Avsh Lom Gur’s collection was amazing!). Others that came close – Peter Jensen, Jaeger London, Felder Felder and Armand Basi.
Deryck Walker’s collection was strong and seductively serious – sharp shoulders, tweed knee length skirt suits and beautiful wool coats. But it was the final piece, a beautifully constructed dress made from joiner’s biscuit’ and inspired Magpies, that drew a gasp of approval. I had a chance to catch up with Deryck after the show and lucky for us ladies, he confirmed he’ll be focusing a lot more of his efforts on strengthening his womenswear.
The Aganovich, presentation was held on Valentines Day and appropriately titled The St Valentines Day Massacre. Due to a crazy schedule it had the unfortunate fate of being placed right before Vivienne Westwood which resulted in many fashion week goers foregoing Aganovich to ensure they made it in time for Vivienne Westwood. Personally I think anyone that did so missed out. It was fantastic!
The collection was inspired by the commercial aspect of Valentines. The result was a superb mix of mid length dresses complete with exquisite shoulder detailing, fitted and looser shaped skirts and luxury cashmere military style trench coats.