London Fashion Week: Peter Jensen AW09

London Fashion Week: Peter Jensen AW09

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Peter Jensen is the king of kooky style. There is always a grown up cutesy feel but without being sickly. This was a very unusual collection and felt slightly more spring/summer than autumn/winter.

The theme was ladylike folk. A mixture of textures including crochet and knits were set against ladylike structures and knitted hats. There was a sense of optimism throughout and I am loving those over-the-knee boots.

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Dogtooth got a dressing up in mustards and pewter, which went over the top of folk florals. One of the highlights was a cotton floral printed puffa jacket. Belted in at the waist it looked super feminine and just a little different. My other highlight, harks back to my love of childish fashion, the knitted polar bear jumper and hat were gorgeous. And as the polar bear was teamed with a Chanel like jacket it suddenly seemed very grown up and acceptable. I did like the layering throughout, and it was a very well styled show. Jumpers over dresses looked fresh and a weird and wonderful three-piece suit just worked.

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Of course Peter Jensen is an experimental designer, his clothes are always creative and have a thrift feel. So you do get items, which just don’t work, that mesh hooded cape was one of them. But all in all it was a strong collection, ok it’s no Luella, but it was light hearted, fun and wearable.

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