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: Louise Gray
What: A chock full of colour, texture and contrast, and we were even treated to a cheeky bit of Gwen Steffani! Garments were busy in print and colour, with close attention to detail, while pastels were blended with brights and neon across playful silhouettes. An overall urban, post-modernist and versatile collection with punk elements, feminine shapes and hints of masculine tailoring.
Highlights: We loved the cutesy white ankle socks worn with the equally stunning shoes, and the multi-coloured tapestry piece. Plus we loved the hair – Helena Bonham Carter would be so proud!
Lowlights: There were no ‘safe’ pieces, but that’s not really a huge issue with us. For Louise Gray, it’s a case of go bold or go home, so if you’re not a fan, you’ll have to avoid the collection this season.
Overall: The models strutted their stuff down the catwalk to the sounds of Rich Girl blaring out of the speakers, so akin to the song, the collection was rich with both colour and character. There wasn’t a single garment that had less than three colours on it; the all-over explosion of colour in this collection is exactly what dreams and spring collections alike are made of.
Watch the video of Louise Gray’s spring/summer 2012 show below: