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And so it begins… A round up of day ONE at LFW!

And so it begins… A round up of day ONE at LFW!

And so it begins... A round up of day ONE at LFW! FashionBite

Fam Irvoll

Well the morning has finally arrived, first of five fabulously crazy days of the London fashion scene and we can hardly contain ourselves!

And so it begins... A round up of day ONE at LFW! FashionBite

Behind the scenes at Carlotta Actis Barone

As a website that promotes and celebrates British fashion through emerging designers, we headed straight over to Vauxhall Fashion Scout (VFS) at the Freemasons’  Hall, where the home of new talent lives. Taken backstage by the lovely people at The Body Shop, the proud sponsors of VFS, we grabbed a quick few moments with the head make-up artist, Lan Nguyen. “This season is all about the lip. The distinguished, two-tone/smudged plum effect that is still extremely popular and will take you into AW nicely. Skin is very dewy and fresh which is funny as normally S/S use this look but now they are all about the matte/powdered skin; how the roles have reversed!”  With all make-up provided by The Body Shop, including the new ‘Colour Crush’ collection, available in 2013, which has the marula oil used in all its products to give the silkiest finish yet. (The gold shimmer eye-shadow- heavenly!)

And so it begins... A round up of day ONE at LFW! FashionBite

FashionBite talks with head VFS make-up artist, Lan Nguyen

And so it begins... A round up of day ONE at LFW! FashionBite

Backstage at Carlotta Actis Barone show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHsbAVDuaA0&list=UUXUl4AflJe8ayzk07YAuiYg

Backstage at Carlotta Actis Barone we spotted neon orange frizzy wigs, doll-like make-up and ballet pointe shoes. On the catwalk this buzz was only heightened. Porcelain skin, cupid bow lips and bright circle blush (made up of orange eye-shadow layered on heavily). See-through rain macs rimmed with neon orange were our lustworthy item of choice and were also seen later over at Timur Kim; obviously predicted to be a wet S/S… not again!

And so it begins... A round up of day ONE at LFW! FashionBite

The mac is back at Carlotta Actis Barone

 

And so it begins... A round up of day ONE at LFW! FashionBite

… and over at Timur Kim

Our ONE TO WATCH of the day needs to be Krystof; what an absolutely stunning collection. This designer is going to be huge! Inspired by Elizabeth Taylor as Helen of Troy, the catwalk show included delicate draping, the perfect aubergine bolero jacket, a lilac chart of Art Deco chiffon blouses and my favourite; an exquisite pair of sheer lilac trousers with the contrast of a grey bridge printed repeatedly over the material. The models moved with grace, romance and femininity. With splashes of hot pink, vixen red, a muted grey, heaped chunky bangles and painted on feline-like eyelashes; the show was simply, amazing.

And so it begins... A round up of day ONE at LFW! FashionBite

FashionBite’s one to watch, Krystof Strozyna

 

And so it begins... A round up of day ONE at LFW! FashionBite

Krystof Strozyna

Lets finish the first day on a high shall we, Fam Irvoll! We had models dressed up as Granny’s (tea-stained stockings anyone?) which was followed by a parade of 1950’s inspired beehives, pillar-box red lippy, beauty spots and vivid blue eyes. With a humorous take on an OAP with a fabulous fashion twist- pearl nipple knitwear, Family Guy-esque caricatures emblazed on pastel pink cropped shirts, moccasin wedge slipper shoes, dressing gowns used as outerwear- Fam is the designer choice for the young; fun, cocky and with signs of early Meadham Kirchhoff recognised throughout.

And so it begins... A round up of day ONE at LFW! FashionBite

Granny chic at Fam Irvoll

 

And so it begins... A round up of day ONE at LFW! FashionBite

Fam Irvoll

The cherry on top of a great first day at LFW was seeing Daisy Lowe dressed as an Egyptian goddess at latex designer and costumier, William Wilde’s late night show at hotspot, The Box. Ahhhh, now breathe….

And so it begins... A round up of day ONE at LFW! FashionBite

Daisy Lowe at William Wilde

Until tomorrow!

Sian @FashionBite xx

All images provided by Gareth Gregg Photography

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