This season BFC decided to move things around and it’s surprising how these little changes can confuse the brain. Like moving the entrance to the catwalk show space round to the other side, changing the inside catwalk entrance from the left to the right and moving the press lounge outside of the tent and in to Somerset House itself. It’s a bit too much to take in when you’re only half awake and working on autopilot..
What didn’t change was Paul Costelloe opening London Fashion Week with his catwalk show.
Inspired by the 1962 movie ‘What Ever Happened to Baby Jane’ ,
styles included short baby doll dresses, voluminous skirts,
swing jackets, frills and exaggerated puff sleeves.
The shape took centre stage as the first outfits were in a neutral palette of white, stone and pale silver grey with plain fabrics ranging from crisp cottons to floaty silks.
There were a few little black numbers ....
....and a cute humbug stripe sleeveless coat dress.But it was the men who brought the colour wow back to the show with a stunning raspberry pink long jacket suit and sharp teal blue suit.
The girls soon followed suit with colour but in a more toned down palette of coral pinks...
.....and pale peppermint green....
....and the fabrics became more textured with brocade prints.
A sweet collection with both hemlines and neckline high.
Images courtesy of Chase PR plus own images (the more blurry ones)