As I said in my submission entry post that if I won the competition to sit front row at The Look Show then I’d blog about it in a way that makes the readers feel as if they were there with me. So the first thing I packed was the camera, and several camera lenses.
I was worried that I’d look stupid with carrying such a big heavy camera around but I wanted to take the good one with me so I could get some clear photographs. It was worth it as I managed to get some good snaps, and I have been excited to show you these images since last week!
So what’s fashionable this season? At the main event, many of our favourite high street retailers
showcased key pieces from their A/W collection, highlighting what the key trends are for this season.Instead of putting them in to category of each brand, I have sorted them in to trends and each section will feature a few looks from each retailer (sorry that this post is image heavy, I didn’t want to split this one in to two parts as I am already blogging about the event in 4 sections, didn’t want to drag this out any longer either as I really want to show you everything in one go!).
(All photos in this post are shot by me at The Look Show A/W 11 for the use of this blog temporary-secretary.blogspot.com and for Look Magazine. The camera used here is a Nikon D90 with a Tamron 18-270 lens)
A prominent trend that we saw on the Look Show catwalk this season was Androgyny. Vogue called this trend “Femi-man”, a mixture of boyish silhouettes with feminine details, neck ties and pussy bow blouses teamed with classic tailoring. Put your own edgy twist on it by wearing leather trousers, as shown by Mango and River Island. Sarah Harding from Girls Aloud was rocking one of the best outfits of the day with her androgyny blazer and ankle grazer tailored trousers.
Miss Selfridge displayed bold and bright colours, adding some vibrancy of jewel colours to your Autumn wardrobe. My favourite was the pleated midi skirt in jade green from Miss Selfridge. This season’s colour block trend is combined with Seventies Chic; Faux fur, feathers, flared trousers, maxi dresses with fluted sleeves and floppy hats. Dorothy Perkins styled up to this trend very well but this outfit from New Look was my favourite.
We were all pleasantly surprised by the collections from Dorothy Perkins and Limited by Marks & Spencer. Dorothy Perkins collection looks bright and fresh, whilst Marks & Spencer stuck with their classic shapes but managed to appeal to a more youthful market with the Limited line.
To see all the collection from every retailer that were involved in this year’s Look Show, you can find out more by going to the Look Website. You can also view the video of the catwalk here. Special thanks to Look Magazine for putting on a good show this year.