Inside Grazia HQ: Things We Loved This Week From Crazy Catwalks To Burberry Quality Street Metallics
1. We scored!
When we bumped into print designer Simone Ferrar at London Fashion Week’s Somerset House show space he was handing out these tongue-in-cheek tees from his new diffusion label Blackscore. As you can see from our faces, we had a lot of fun choosing one from his many cheeky catchphrases which include 'Gucci got game', 'Tom Ford is my homeboy', 'You had me at Prada' and our particular favourite 'Totes jel of my Chanel'. Out [a href="http://www.blackscore.co.uk/">soon. [/a]
2. Burberry does Quality Street
After the glittering catwalk show that was Burberry Spring Summer 2013 we were lucky enough to pay a visit to the brand’s HQ to view the pieces up close and personal. Buyers were huddled around tables working out how they could stretch to afford those metallic trenches while we perused the Prosum, Brit and commercial collections. Here are some of our highlights but if you can't wait until Spring Summer 2013 starts hitting stores in January, you can buy the outerwear and bags [a target="_blank" href="http://uk.burberry.com/store/shows/?WT.ac=LP_SEPT_H_B1_R2R-SHOW#/ss13-womenswear/show">here now[/a], to be delivered in eight weeks. Now that’s fast track fashion!
Meet 'The Blaze' - Burberry's latest IT bag, it comes in perspex, lizard, croc, metallics and in a rainbow of colours
At first glance you may think this is printed but on closer inspection we can reveal it's peacock feather. Dreamy no?!
Rainbow of metallic trenches. Do you love or hate?
3. Location, location, location
The British Fashion Council really does treat us with access to some of the most superb locations across London that all add to the magic of Fashion Week. We paid a visit to Somerset House, Goldsmiths Hall and the Royal Courts of Justice to name a few! Then there were the decorative catwalks which really did help designers stand out from the crowd. Starting with Vivienne Westwood's show at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, click through to see more exciting venues...
Goldsmiths Hall for Clements Ribeiro
Track catwalk at Richard Nicoll
Reflective at Christopher Kane
Floral garland at Mulberry
Now we would by lying if we said we didn’t enjoy a snack or two to keep us going during our daily 12 hours of shows. Just to whet your appetite - here are just some of the heavenly spreads we tucked into during London Fashion Week. First up, tarts at Topshop…
Bubbledogs treated us to Champagne and yes, you guessed it hotdogs courtesy of Whistles
David Koma blew us away with his tennis themed bubblegums to complement his sporty collection, game, set and match!
5. 90s revival
We thoroughly enjoyed the strong 90’s influence that came through at the London collections. In particular Ashish's nod to the decade where models bounced down the catwalks in Reebok Classics, scrunchie hairbands, grey marl trackie pants and stonewashed denims hanging off their hips. All we needed was 'That's What I Call Music1992' as a soundtrack and we'd be off!
NO ONE saw these making a come back...
6. The Grazia Girls
We had our Grazia Girls out promo-ing the new issue on Monday and boy did they look fab! The girls donned fabulous Markus Lupfer knits, custom made by the designer himself teamed with shoes by Linzi Shoes and Senso. They even had 'I love Grazia' badges personalised by Toxic Fox to finish off the look. GORGEOUS!