IT’S LONDON FASHION WEEK, AND I’M NOT DOING ANY SHOWS HERE ( ALL TO DO WITH SPONSORSHIP DEALS GOING ON EVERYWHERE WHICH I PREFER NOT TO TALK ABOUT……..)
So, instead of doing any here in my home town I decided to go and see one, and I could think of no better show spectacular than my friend, queen of sparkle, Julien Mcdonald, being styled by one of my oldest and dearest friends Karl Plewka.
With Hair and make up genius’s Sam McKnight and Val Garland on the beauty money, it was guaranteed as a goody. Opening the show was new US model sensation Hayley Baldwin and Front row was Chris Mears and Tom Daley, Olympic Divers, Abbey Clancy, Ellen Von Unworth, Fearne Cotton, Thom Evans and Amber Le Bon.
Anyway here’s some pics from the star studded event and my favourite of all moments to be honest, I met and had a chat with the amazing rubber artist Pandemonia. Rather than me trying to review the show badly, I’ve copied and pasted Aimee Farrell’s review from Vogue Runway.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL PHOTO CREDITS ARE ON THE IMAGES ABOVE
Aimee Farell review below:
“When I go to Africa, I don’t go on my own,” said the preternaturally ageless Welsh designer Julien McDonald after his Spring 2017 show. “I go with the Rolling Stones and Kanye and Beyonce. This is Julien’s Africa!” Flanked by his shiny army of luminous models inside Marylebone’s cavernous Seymour Leisure Centre, Macdonald is as much a star of his particular show as the rappers and social media and reality television stars who so loyally inhabit his front row. And among the fanfare, you could visibly see the likes of Olympic diver Tom Daley (freshly tanned post-Rio) and Amber Le Bon (whose fun, newly pink hair made her barely recognizable) making mental shopping lists straight from the runway.
This season’s high-octane girl hailed from the Kenyan plains of the Maasai Mara reserve. “It’s a rock ’n’ roll interpretation of Afro-chic that is glam and fun,” said Macdonald before turning to plant a kiss on photographer Ellen Von Unworthy “My Africa is metallic and gold and glitter and studs and everything you wouldn’t expect to find there.” The collection included pale pink, armor-like iterations of snakeskin, animalistic ombré metallic fringing, and textural slate tones on risqué dresses that revealed much more than they concealed. There was much artistry here, though few surprises. But for Macdonald’s devoted band of red carpet lovelies—of which he most recently counts Britney Spears and Emily Ratajkowski—that’s exactly the point.
For more Fashion week reviews and pics go to www.voguerunway.com