It was going to happen sooner or later, SS12 stole my LFW virginity. I was pretty lucky and managed to blag my way into London Fashion Week, thanks to the girls at Push PR. As a trainee fashion journalist, it's something of a fantasy to go to the shows and visit Somerset House, so I jumped at the chance. University has started back up, and our first assignment was to get into LFW and then do some work based on it, I shan't bore you with that. I knew first off that the love of my life, David Koma, AW11 collection was being exhibited at the Topshop Newgen 'shed', so I made a beeline for that once I saw it. As well as schmoozing with bloggers, visiting the exhibitions and seeing shows, I was also spotting the 'Fash Pack'. I spied Anna Dello Russo, Hilary Alexander, Zandra Rhodes, Jo Elvin, Brix Smith-Start and Lenny the Stylist Pug (a personal highlight, I'm now broody for a Pug).
On Monday, after watching the Burberry arrivals, I went down to see Jasper Garvida's SS12 show. It was particularly monochrome, with a flash of disco ball glitz here and there.
I haven't done any show blogs as I feel it's a tad overdone in the fashion bloggersphere and I don't want to regurgitate Style.com. I will, however, at the end of the Fashion Week season do a summary of my favourite shows and what I'll be looking forward to wearing next season. I can tell you my stand outs so far have been DVF (naturally), Ashish, Elie Tahari, David Koma (naturally) and Burberry.