Saturday, 26 February 2011

London Fashion Week: Day 6: Menswear

I do get quite annoyed when people claim that Fashion Week is over on Day 5 and completely ignore Menswear day. But it is an important day, so I decided to pop by Somerset House to see what was happening. Susie and I decided to come by and scope out hot male models, and ended up having a great day overall.

We had no shows planned for the day, so when Vitamin Water (I've been drinking gallons of the stuff this season) got in contact with me that morning, offering tickets to go see Cassette Playa, I jumped at the chance, and glad I did, because that show was EPIC!

Right before the show, I finally, after months of tweeting, met up with my amazing twitter pal, Tom. We'd been arranging to meet all Fashion Week, but never managed to find a perfect time, so we decided right before Cassette Playa (we were both going to the show). He was amazing in person and so hilarious. I'm so glad we arranged to meet up. He had some great comments about the show as well: 'The holiest of sh*t'.

The show was crazy insane and we all had mouths open by the end of it. I seriously still don't know what to say about it. The models had pink/purple dyed hair and some were painted gold. We were discussing afterwards that the collection could have gone horribly wrong, and if there were other models, it probably would have. But these models actually pulled the pieces off, surprisingly. The collection was full of bold colours, crazy prints and some wacky styling. I still haven't formed my opinions about the collection, so I'll leave you with some pictures of it. (Thanks to the PR company for the pictures, who I emailed frantically for them).

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The collection was supposedly inspired by Ken (yes, Barbies Ken) as part of his 50th anniversary. The collection, clearly, is very urban, but it slightly reminded my of 'A CLockwork Orange' (the book version: I haven't seen the movie).

And to top off our Fashion Week, Susie and I decided to treat ourselves to some chocolate from Hotel Chocolat. You'll notice two are missing: I couldn't control myself enough to take a picture!

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This is my last Fashion Week post. I hope you enjoyed them all and hope you didn't get too bored! Normal blogging will resume on Monday :)

What do you think of Cassette Playa's collection?

Sherin xx


30 comments:

Rachel said...

Hotel Chocolate is always the way forward to treat yourself at the end of a long day..!

ellieand said...

Haha, a girl after my own heart - watching hot men walk down a catwalk before chomping down on some chocolate. YUM ;) xxx

Filipa said...

Cassette Playa is seriously seriously MAD! I can't even think of one person in real life who I know that would be able to pull that off! Buy they are strangely amazing at the same time.. how odd, right?

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The student's guide to affordable luxury said...

WHat a great/strange in a good way collection. You just gotta love those golden guys :)

The Breakfast Lover said...

It s true! people always forget men s day!!

Audrey Allure said...

Wow that is a wild collection, I do like the gold paint on the models!

OceanDreams said...

wow that is a whole lotta color going on!! yum those chocolate looks delish. did you save some for me?!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Oh wow some of these are really out there! But that's cool! I love the wacky designs and the use of colors. :)

Kavery said...

Wow that is a crazy cool collection. Probably won't see much like that around here.

Serah Alabi ♥ said...

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Savvy Gal said...

I like colors on men as well. Nice!

ANN said...

I love how colorful this menswear collection is! And those chocolates look so yummy :)

Chelsea Lane said...

holyyyy this collection is insane dynamic. I love the bronzed skin! this chocolate looks AMAZING, making me hungry!

xoxo

Couture Carrie said...

Fun runway selections, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Cindy Whitehead said...

Sounds like a perfect day meeting up w/your twitter friend (always fun to finally meet in person), going to the show (interesting stuff!) and those chocolates - oh boy, look so good!!!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, that chocolate looks scrummy - I want some! Sweets always make fashion week even more fabulous!! :)

FashionJazz said...

Loved your post babe! Happy Sunday xx

danniekate said...

ooh sherin, i love that you half went for the hotties! also, a year of working in hotel chocolat means i instantly recognise them as the dizzy pralines...xx

Sharon @ Fun and Life said...

That's a great collection alright - very loud! Haha. And omg hotel chocolat, LOVE them.

Wrecked Stellar said...

That gold jacket is sick! xo, mel

Oh to Be a Muse said...

menswear is obviously a great part of fashion. but i don't really like these looks, but some men's fashion is super awesome.

Clare said...

Chocolate and gorgeous boys??? I am in HEAVEN!

meimei wan said...

is that a man in a dress? haha x

CessOviedo said...

Wowsa! Those clothes are so radical, cannot imagine seeing a guy wearing that on the street! shocked!

xx
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Courtney said...

Great post! Those clothes are amazing, and yum hotel chocolate! xx

Diana Mieczan said...

That is one cool and creative collection. Happy Sunday, sweetie
Kisses

Imogen said...

It also seems to me that menswear is often ignored so it's good you posted about it. It is interesting to see this part.

Lee Oliveira said...

Looks like your had a perfect time at LFW.
I like the colours played in this collection
Lee x

Tasha said...

I don't really get the collection.....I enjoy seeing great menswear, but this one is a bit different for my taste...lol

Those chocolates on the other hand, are definitely my style! They look so yummy!

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