Welcome to, what is quite possibly, the worst runway photography I've ever produced in my life, sure it could have been the lights or getting used to a new lens, but most likely it was the fact I was working on about two hours sleep and was quite possibly, still drunk.
Despite my fatigue and potential inebriation, wild horses wouldn't have kept me away from Antoni + Alison's "Models Walking Up and Down in Dresses" show, which was opening London Fashion Week. I'm a huge Antoni + Alison fan, and as a child, discovering them in Selfridges was probably one of the most exciting fashion moments for me, ever. Mostly I purchased their handbags (you know the 'My Life is Dull' one – that's one of them!) but I also have a couple of t-shirts and a dress that stopped fitting about 5 years ago but I haven't had the heart to part with.
Anyhoo, fandom proved, on to the collection. It wasn't as gimmicky (which is said with love for the record) as previous collections – it was more refined and the simple silk shifts had an elegance about them. The signature wit and whimsy was produced in the hand drawn prints – bows, stars and even the word "dress" emblazoned the dresses which were made up of a variety of different prints created from photos of fabric such as tweed, tartan, sequins, gems and other bric a brac including cellophane and bin bags. Each piece was it's own perfect photo collage.
It was one of their most wearable and commercial collections to date (obviously everything is relative) – and was masterfully done, the print placements were a pure work of art and I'm so happy I made it. Drunk or not.
(for actual photography for the show and to get a better idea of the collection, click here – I strongly suggest you – my pics don't even begin to do this collection justice!)