London Fashion Week SS15: Live – Day 1

London Fashion Week SS2015

I’m excited to present the very first Dear Velvet coverage of London Fashion Week; Spring Summer 2015.
Another first is trying out liveblogging. How it works is simple: I post updates live and you get to catch up on all the shapes and colours and comments of London Fashion Week, as it happens. What could be easier, right?!
We’ll see how it goes.
I’ve already seen the first five shows, J.JS Lee, Bora Aksu, Daks, Eudon Choi and Jean-Pierre Braganza. Exciting stuff! What I can see so far is architectural shapes, cool intellectualism of line, imaginative cutting, a leaning toward tailoring, menswear influence and flat shoes. Oh, and the colour grey. (And a lot of white and black, of course.)
It’s going to be a cool, cool summer.

These are simply first impressions.DV

I’m reviewing pictures and rifling through my mental notebook right now. There will be much more in-depth coverage of each designer over the next weeks and into Spring next year.
These are simply first impressions. Taking the temperature.
On we go…

Here is the listing for today's shows

LFWSS15 – Friday 12th September

Natalie Massenet MBE and Peter Fitzgerald-open-London-Fashion-Week-SS15-via-a-Google-Hangout-(Darren-Gerrish,-British-Fashion-Council)

Natalie Massenet MBE and Peter Fitzgerald open London Fashion Week SS15 via a Google Hangout (Darren Gerrish, British Fashion Council)

Two more still to come. But first we had an Opening Ceremony speech from Natalie Massanet, Chairperson of The British Fashion Council. Fascinating to hear of the merging of Fashion and Tech. Yay! (Of course, I love the sound of that!) And there was even mention of AI involvement in fashion, with an android personality spokesperson.. Or did I dream that? Pinch me, it sounds too amazing…

I loved hearing about the progress in online buying, with an increase in LFW designers marketing and selling online.. makes everything so accessible for the rest of us. That’s a Good Thing.

Also, I loved the colourswith creams, mushrooms, greys, blacks and whites and a few soft pinks.. even a hint of royal blue in some of the patterns. Not sombre at all, more restful, pure and even spiritual…