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Spring 2011 Trend Reports: Colour-Block Brights

Various, London

Bright, block colour is a major fashion trend this summer. Retailers are utilising on this trend to grab our attention. The stores have not just presenting their bright fashion in the windows, it’s in the window schemes themselves. Bright stock against bright background but also combined with white. Although this trend is mostly about mixing different block coloured together – I have thrown in some bright print windows as well.

Burberry, Brompton Road. Like the concept with the bags and the coloured acrylic, but the stock on the mannequins is a styling mistake..

Louis Vuitton, Sloane Street summer travel themed windows are deliciously coloured. Love the keys in the background.

Prada, Bond Street opted for an orange backdrop for their colourful accessories.

Zara TRF, Oxford Street mix up the coloured fashion with white and trow in some cool bright wigs.

I can’t remember who this is at all (terrible I know..), but nice use of mixing the bright prints with white.

Matthew Williamson capsule bag collection for BVLGARI, Bond Street.

Stella McCartney, Bruton Street. Fruit patterns are a key print in Stella’s summer collection. definitely fresh, but not sure if you would catch me wearing something like this..

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London Fashion Week A/W 10

Various, Oxford Street, Bond Street, London

At the time of London Fashion Week , which is now, quite a few stores use this time to promote their fashion in their windows. I did see some really good ones, but last autumn was so much better with Zara doing backstage scenes, and so did Debenhams. Instead the shops want you to see the actual shows: TopShop is showing their catwalk show live on a large screen in their Oxford Circus store windows, and Burberry were advertising their website for live coverage.

KG, Regent Street. I had to show you these first because they are so funny, and a great idea for a shoe display. Suits Fashion Week because it gives me the feeling of the buzz in shows that general public can’t see. I saw something similar in Saatchi Gallery a month ago where lots of  legs were showing on the bottom of a large pile of clothes. It might still be there so go and have a look.

Fenwick, Bond Street.

House of Fraser, Oxford Street. Loving the pastel paper airplanes.

John Lewis, Oxford Street.

Monsoon, Oxford Street.

Peter Jones, Sloane Square. Old shelving put to good use..

Jigsaw, Argyll Street.

Oasis, Argyll Street.

Warehouse, Argyll Street and flowery fabrics.

Burberry, Regent Street. You can watch their womenswear fashion show live on Burberry.com on 23rd of February at 4 pm. Also if you’re interested of catching some more shows; there is live streaming on  londonfashionweeklive.co.uk.

Spring on Bond Street

Bond Street, London

There was a spring in my step when I visited Bond Street- the main luxury shopping street in London. Sales are now over, and it’s all about the new season. The highlights for me were the cut-out outfits at Hermes (who are fast becoming one of my favourites when it comes to windows), a pair of kick-ass Prada heels and the nautical luxury at Ralph Lauren.

The Burberry flagship store windows pretty much consist of golden pedestal blocks, check patterned hanging elements and headless mannequins. The faces of  their spring/summer 2010 campaign, British actress Emma Watson and the indie boy of the band One Night Only serve as a backdrop. The fashion statement is all about pretty macs and dresses for women and preppy pastels for men.

I used to make loads of clothes for my paper dolls when I was young, so no wonder I like the idea taken into these displays at Hermes.

This gorgeous pair of shoes can be found in the Prada windows. Yes, please!!

These surreal hallways remind me of Alice in Wonderland with the countless small doorways. When is the Tim Burton Alice film coming out anyways?

This tiny bit freaky mannequin and Mulberry bags ride a carousel.

We are sailing – in a very luxury way at Ralph Lauren.