This is a guest post by Maria Pierides, one of our fabulous competition winners. She’s been hitting the tents at Somerset House as a guest fashion reporter for My Fashion Life to cover as many of London’s spring shows as she can make – find out how she got on when we armed her with a bag full of tickets and sent her packing…
Who: Caroline Charles
What: Vintage 1920s Chanel-like cuts and silhouettes. Monochrome was very prominent, but it was varied with different patterns, consistencies and textures. Hats are once again all the rage, so hat lovers and milliners everywhere rejoice!
Highlights: The sparkly pieces, oh how we adored the sparkly pieces. The collection was accessorised flawlessly from the waist cinching belts to the Coco Chanel-esque lace gloves – attention to detail at its best.
Lowlights: sometimes the black belts distorted the silhouette of some pieces – it would have been nice to see the odd clean line just to get a sense of the structure.
Overall: This is quite a Sex and the City collection – Charlotte York would be in heaven draped in most of these numbers. If businesswomen wanted to compromise style over comfort in London’s albeit rare summer days, this collection will give them the best of both worlds. The suits, particular pleasers, looked refreshing both in style and in material. We actually squealed when the sparkly pieces made their runway appearance – the perfect way to end the show if ever there was one. Plus, it’s the first show this season where the models have made a conscious effort to smile; and they had every reason to.
Watch the video of Caroline Charles’ spring/summer 2012 show below: