LFW Buzzwords: Day One

Friday serves up Daks, Eudon Choi, Mark Fast and Nasir Mazhar.

TRADITION: Celebrating 120 years in 2014, Daks’ Autumn Winter offering was dubbed the anniversary collection by its makers, a catwalk translation of which meant bearskins, house check and gold. The latter came through via bright metallic leathers and savoury knits, while the aged check was adopted by sequins and fur; said hats topped sleek leather dresses and floor length frocks.

Top Look 21: A lurex gold rollneck and ultra wide leg black fluffy trousers.

HYSTERIA: Eudon Choi’s collection gave way to a modern interpretation of 60s and 70s fangirls; short lengths, roll necks, big furs and lantern sleeves, there was an Alexa in every one. Opening the show – titled Hysteria – a fantastic image of screaming Beatles fans (also on the invitation) was projected onto walls as the squeals of a thousand fans played overhead.

Top Look 28: A 90s pinstripe tunic and trouser suit with white oversized collar.

NIGHTLIFE: From the bluey purple openers through to the strong orange finalists via dressing gown like waist ties and club style mini dresses, Mark Fast’s AW14 is seeped in night time activity, a focus the addition of metallic creepers and messy hair only emphasised.

Top Look 23: A knitted orange minidress.

SHINE: Primarily an extension of the men’s looks he debuted last month, Nasir Mazhar’s first womenswear catwalk show offered in addition new (slinkier) silhouettes, skirts, neutral coloured faux fur, and a heavier emphasis on black and gold. The strong accent of green in the men’s looks was replaced with a focus on red, while branding shone through in individual large white PVC letters.

Top Look: A black longsleeve crop top with shiny patchwork trousers.

Track of the Day: ‘Shakin’ All Over’ by Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, as heard at Eudon Choi.

           

Images via Style.com, except Nasir Mazhar.

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