London Fashion WeekOctober 11th, 2012
London Fashion Week
After New York Fashion Week wrapped up I had the chance to skip across the pond to take part in the Burberry Prorosum show! New York was still very warm at the time but London was much cooler – and trying to decide what to bring along wasn’t easy.
I’ve gotten so good at carrying on a bag; however this time I had to check my luggage – and I have to admit I definitely over packed. I decided on a long-sleeved black dress with embellished sleeves and a pair of tights for the show. You really can’t go wrong with a little black dress, and a red bag added a pop of coor without seeming too trendy. I’ve easily taken my dress from desk to dinner, and that’s exactly what you can do with this lace peplum number.
While I’ve had the opportunity to attend many shows in New York, the show was an experience like no other. Even the cloudy day couldn’t take away from the gorgeous backdrop at Kensington Gardens. Guests walked along a plush white carpet before entering a dark venue. It wasn’t long before the structure was flooded with natural light, as black tarp covering the venue dropped down to reveal the gorgeous glass structure — it was like sitting in a greenhouse.
The loud music and light gave way to the models, who stormed the catwalk in metallic dresses and structured separates, all while A-listers like Dita Von Teese, Alice Eve, One Direction’s Harry Styles, Olivia Palermo, Andy Murray and more took in the show from the front row. If you want to try the metallic trend you don’t have to wait for next season—check out this dress.
As the show came to an end, the tarp came back up, once again enclosing the structure in darkness. After rushing out of my seat, I found myself right next to Harry Styles and managed to squeeze in a quick interview, (all while the former-boy band loving teenager inside of me swooned).
After the show rapped up, I headed back to the flat I was staying at to change before joining the Burberry team for celebratory cocktails at Soho House.