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London Fashion Week: Falguni & Shane Peacock AW11 catwalk show

London Fashion Week: Falguni & Shane Peacock AW11 catwalk show

Catwalk Report: Falguni & Shane Peacock AW11

Dominatrix leather and embellished studding created a hard edge, rock ‘n roll inspired collection for husband and wife design team Falguni & Shane Peacock’s AW11 show. Striking thigh high leather, bandage strip boots and short printed dresses with stud embellishment were juxtaposed against a story of long, luxe couture evening gowns in striking nude and teal blue…perfect for awards season!

In addition to bold detailing and craftsmanship, the designers’ used experimental layering techniques with crochet, lace and leather panels which were topped with dazzling gold/silver/bronze sequins. Cat suits, body con dresses and bodies were all key shapes of the collection. Falguni & Shane’s signature feathered look was less extravagant than previous seasons, but a nod to feathers was present using panel strips on dresses. Colours were exciting, with bolts of electric blue, crimson red and gold slashed against a base of black and slate grey.

Falguni & Shane Peacock said: “When we first showed at London Fashion Week On|Off were our platform, and they have been supporting us ever since. On|Off has a knack of doing something different, which is why we still choose to work with them. The look for today’s show is Rock ‘n Roll glamour. It is dark and edgy but elegant.”

Photography Geoff Pugh.

Backstage Beauty

Backstage, glamorous royal blue and gold dresses lay sprawled next to sexed-up leather paneled creations. In wardrobe, sultry-looking models slipped into thigh-high boots and metal-studded leotards, while Shane and Falguni Peacock put the finishing touches to outfits.

Noted make-up artist Alex Bryne completed the look with elongated eyes and glossed skin.
The look was kinky glamour with a rock ‘n roll, edgy feel, which Bryne created using only Benefit products. “Their range is diverse and I can do anything with their make-up,” she said.

Dark, smokey eyes had an oil-slick feel. This look was enhanced in the hair department, where a team of hairdressers lead by Nick Williams, of John Jennings Salon, put the finishing touches to backcombed locks, huge quiffs and gelled-backed sides.
Thirty minutes behind schedule the models finally lined up for catwalk. The beautifully extravagantly elegant look was well worth the delay.

FashionBite Reporters Emily Seares and Amy Golding xx

Emily Seares is an award-winning magazine editor and journalist and the founding editor of FashionBite. She was featured in VOGUE's Digital Powerlist Top 100 and is a quoted style expert for most national newspapers and magazines.

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