On the catwalk: Freja Beha Erichson
On the FROW: A toe-tapping Hilary Alexander and Collin McDowell
LFF’s fashion friends in attendance: Natalie - blogger at This Little Girl Is Lost.
Could there be any more rousing way to kick-off London Fashion Week SS13 than with a brass band? Design partnership Antoni and Alison hit perfect note with me in their bright and early 9am show by sending their models down the catwalk to a band of 24th Invicta Rifles. Hilary Alexander also looked approving of this unique choice of show music, toe tapping with plenty of gusto throughout.But what about the actual fashion? Well in true Antoni & Alison style it exuded youth, humour and fun with a riot of colourful hand-rendered prints adorning the collection of 19 dresses. The prints had been created using mixture of mediums including spray paints, ink drawings, black felt tips and collage for a modern-art effect. With simple shapes and clean cuts, the dresses had been designed to allow the prints to do the talking. My favourite looks were the dresses printed images of jewels and sequins; there was something innocent and childlike about the whole collection that appealed to my inner 5 year old magpie self.
Bonkers and brilliant, Antoni and Alison were the perfect choice to kick of London Fashion Week SS13 with a bang (and a brass band).