Monday, April 23, 2007

Miss earth 2006 in Bikini Fashion Vol 06

After its fun and frothy first day, London Fashion Week got down to serious business with shows from some of the big players.

Paul Smith's womenswear collection showed exactly why his name has made the crucial shift from being a mere label to a bone fide luxury brand.

Playing on his trademark theme of classic English garments re-interpreted with witty modern twists, models walked on a catwalk of real turf, complete with a genuine "keep off the grass" sign.

Cable-knit cardies shimmered with a silvery overlayer and a shell pink knife-pleat skirt, paired with a silver blazer, had the look of a bowling club outing on ecstasy.

A classic Margaret Thatcher pussycat bow shirtdress was rendered modern in a computer-enhanced floral print, in the new "sick" colour combinations that have been an early theme of the week. Shades of mauve, mixed with electric blue, chrome yellow, Kelly green and black, suddenly look like a much better idea than simple brights, or pastels.

Sir Paul mixed up his show even more, throwing in his signature multi-stripes and sometimes several different floral prints in one skirt and cardie combination. It worked, mostly.