??LFW Show Report: Charles Anastase

20 February 2010

Charles Anastase is always a surprise at fashion week. Over the past couple of seasons he's had tattooed boys smoking on the catwalk and hessian sacks moonlighting as dresses. Early this morning the fashion crowd had got up to see what the stylists favourite has done this time. And the surprise this time was that it was actually quite pretty!

Opening with elegant wide leg trousers and geek glasses (they aren't going anywhere soon) - the model also looked about eight foot tall in the platform wedges. Following, there were blanket coats - that we desperately wanted to snuggle into - and knitted skirts. But the outfit that made us sit up and pay attention was a stunning aqua blue shift dress paired with red tights. It's a colour combo that we'd never have braved ourselves but it's amazing!! Charles then gave us a lesson in colour combinations - shrimp pink and maroon, mustard and brown. I'll be digging out my odd coloured bits and pairing them tonight! Of course, being Charles Anastase, there was scary make-up, frilled neck pieces and weird patchwork, but this was one of the first times at a Charles Anastase show that we considered writing a shopping list.

- Kay Barron


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