London Fashion Week SS12: Spijkers en Spijkers

This is a guest post by Sarah Driscoll, 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: Spijkers en Spijkers

What: A fairytale-inspired collection of desirable silk dresses and tailored pieces featuring Oriental geometric prints and an evocative delivery of colour that the label is becoming well-known for.

Highlights: The diamond-print black and Sahara beige silk dresses and tailored jumpsuits, teamed with oversized, slouchy blazers.

Lowlights: The tweed blazer and trouser set that featured at the end of the show looked oddly out of place with the rest of the collection.

Overall: The dutch design sisters returned to London to deliver a strong show this season that captured both the Eastern spirit of Arabian Nights and the wonder of vintage Western tales such as The Great Gatsby. Lime yellow and bright coral star and diamond shapes featured on sumptuous silk dresses, worn with low-slung side ponytails and thick tied headscarves. The ethereal sounds of Bjork echoed through the classically ornate room as the dresses and soft blazers billowed softly, evoking a desert fairytale set in warmer, more exotic climes – the dream summer mood. Gaping backs framed with T-bar beaded straps and flapper fringing completed a feminine and highly desirable collection.

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