VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015

London Fashion Week, 20th February, 2015

I finally made it to London to see my good friends Vin and Omi present a runway show! I have been covering their collections for the blog for a few years now and it was great to see a VIN + OMI show first hand! After standing in the cold for a while it was good to go downstairs in the warmth of The Drury Club in London. I had a great view from the front row and had a wonderful time laughing along with the guys as they presented their VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015 Collection.

The show started strong with a floral and grey long shirt dress. I noticed THE HAIR which was part wig and part wooly number straight away. The platform floral shoes were also a big draw card - I could hear numerous people comment on them too. A full blue floral dress, blue flower shoes and blue headpiece on a model signified the shift in the show from floral theme to Acid Alpaca theme. In the future VIN + OMI see people breeding their own livestock and making some of their own clothes directly from fleece. The duo used raw UK fleece as an alternative to fur in the second half of the show and sourced rare and interesting fleeces from smallholders in the UK for the collection.

Our fleeces are sculpted and hand woven to give a raw natural feel. Yes, there may still be bits of straw in it... that's the point. Grow your own coat and keep the planet going.

The strong silvers, oranges and blues at the start of the collection act as a stark contrast to the natural fleece elements in the show. The first glimpse of wool are the woven/knitted dresses with holes in them - they're kind of like your grandmothers teapot cozy (see the last photo below). From there, the wool only gets bigger and warmer. By the end of the show, models are covered in fleece from head to toe. As a viewer, I could see a clear fluid progression in the show and by the end of the presentation I was having a ball! Which is the reaction Vin and Omi are after. The hair, makeup and nail concepts are all helped along by teams at Daniel Galvin & Maria Papadopoulou and Lisa Smith Nails.

Great show VIN + OMI. Your work is (indeed) never predicatable.

What do you think? Any thoughts on such left-wing fashion? If you've been following along with my London Fashion Week posts - you'd know that a lot of people attend London Fashion Week because it is slightly less predictable than other Fashion Weeks. Comment at the end of the post!

VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Jack Reed & Hannah Sargent

VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Jack Reed & Hannah Sargent

VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Jack Reed & Hannah Sargent

VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Jack Reed & Hannah Sargent

VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Roberto Perez

VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Roberto Perez

VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Roberto Perez

VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Roberto Perez

VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Roberto Perez

VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Roberto Perez

BACKSTAGE: VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Tommy Wharfe

BACKSTAGE: VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Tommy Wharfe

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Burberry Showroom Visit, Horseferry House, London Part 1

February 24th, 2015 - London Fashion Week

After the exciting experience at the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 show at London Fashion Week, the afternoon tea and the private dinner in the evening on the 23rd I was on a bit of a high. BUT there was still the showroom visit I had planned at Horseferry House.

I was able to touch everything, walk around the two level showroom and look at everything and take LOTS of photos which I will share with you over the coming days. The runway show AND meeting Christopher again were amazing however touching the clothes and trying things on was great. It meant I was able to see the finishes, feel the textures and weights of each garment. This is why there are designer showrooms during Fashion Week. I was really inspired and was able to ask lots of questions about the collection. PLUS I even saw Christopher again!

I loved the little pom pom bracelets and it was just great seeing them up close. Can you see anything you like? Comment at the end of the post!

Accessories, Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

Accessories, Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

Statement Mirrored dress, Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

Statement Mirrored dress, Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

The Green and Black Lace Dress, Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

The Green and Black Lace Dress, Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

Leopard Clutch, Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

Leopard Clutch, Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

DETAIL: Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

DETAIL: Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

A Bucket Bag, Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

A Bucket Bag, Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

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Patchwork, Pattern & Prints

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

What a marvellous 24 hours I have had! This is the first time I have experienced a Burberry Runway show first-hand with all the perks. The whole day yesterday was quite fantastic.

As it is quite difficult to get across town in London, we left quite early in a car for the show in Kensington Gardens. When we arrived there were already photographers stationed outside wanting photos of people arriving. As well as press walking around us to the venue. When you round the corner to the tent in the Gardens, your breath is taken away by how large it actually is! When you walk up you are filmed for the Burberry video footage that will eventually appear on the Burberry website. This way they can get the footage of all the celebrities entering! Burberry is quite well known for their social media and press coverage and the public can see details of the show as the show progresses online. However, nothing beats actually being there.

We walked in early with our Burberry contacts so we could get a seat before all the people arrive. The press is already stationed in the media pitt at the end of the runway, you can see photos HERE.

Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss and Mario Testino walked in mostly together. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Paloma Faith, the Australian blogger Candice Lake and a few others arrived on time. However 10 minutes into the show, the whole celebrity row moved a few inches to their right, leaving a space into which Naomi Campbell, in shades and a white fur jacket, was magically squeezed. There was a bit of a commotion and then on with the show again - it seems that the Burberry show waits for no woman. Even though it was really interesting to see all this as it unfolded - I was there for the clothes!

I had a bit of an idea about what the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW show would be like as I had previously studied the London Mens Collections Burberry Prorsum Menswear Autumn/Winter 2015 show. In that show Christopher Bailey presented a very Classically Bohemian collection which he described as light and free with floral prints, tailoring and fringe details using corduroy, linen, quilted cotton and shearling. There were similar motifs in this show, which you can see below. Fringed ponchos (photo 1), fringed bags (photo 4) and fringed shoes (photo 4). Leopard coats and bags as well as a hint of the same Rajasthani mirror work on dresses and scarves.

There was something totally unique about this show. When I saw the second look (photo 2) below go down the runway I actually was reminded of Japanese kimono prints and the black gillets and quilted bodices reflected this folk inspiration. Later on in the night, at the Burberry VIP dinner, I would hear that the creative team started with books and samples of fabrics for this show. Broken ceramics helped them to establish their colour palette.

Burberry shows show clear progression and I watched as a leopard clutch walked down the runway, then a leopard shearling jacket (photo 9). Then I fell in love with the black gillets described before. THEN the first statement piece appeared - a combination of the leopard and black gillet and shearling! Sheer genius! See photo 10 below. The other show stopper was the fringed suede cape coat that you can see in the last photo. The patchwork over the knee boots were another favourite of mine. I went away wanting lots of pieces - like I am sure lots of people did.

After the finale we waited to go backstage, as the day was only just beginning. We headed backstage to meet Christopher Bailey and chat about the collection. We would then go onto a special morning tea and the VIP Burberry dinner.

Today I head to the main Burberry show room to see the actual runway pieces from yesterday's show. Stay tuned for lots and lots of photos! I am eager to touch everything!

What do you think of this collection? Do you have favourite pieces? Comment at the end of the post!

Photos from Style.com

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 LFW

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Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015

London Fashion Week, 23rd February, 2015

Just a quick post before I head out to the Burberry VIP dinner. Here are shots from my Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 experience. The show was fantastic, I will put together a review very shortly. I loved the collection. The mix of prints, the fabrics and the colours!

The second photo is of me arriving at the venue in Kensington Gardens. While the last shot is backstage before meeting with Christopher Bailey. It was so nice to see him again. We chatted briefly about the collection and about what a long way it was to travel for the show from Australia.

On my way in a car to the Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2015 Womenswear Show

On my way in a car to the Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2015 Womenswear Show

Arriving at the Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2015 Womenswear Show

Arriving at the Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2015 Womenswear Show

The Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2015 Womenswear Show In Progress

The Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2015 Womenswear Show In Progress

The Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2015 Womenswear Show Finale

The Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2015 Womenswear Show Finale

Before meeting Christopher Bailey backstage (with Miss Gogo from Burberry) after the The Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2015 Womenswear Show.

Before meeting Christopher Bailey backstage (with Miss Gogo from Burberry) after the The Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2015 Womenswear Show.

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