17 September 2010
So I'm at London Fashion Week and my busy schedule has kicked off this morning with Maria Grachvogel.
Utilising a palette of pared-down nudes - greige, grey, grey-blue - and with accents of yellow the collection started off on a sombre note. However those mocca notes intensified with the beat of the jungle-inspired birdsong music into something stronger.
Remember playing marbles? A sense of geology in action was translated onto the graphic tie-dye effect dresses. Fiery notes merged with oceanic blues and whites reminiscent of the waves crashing.
The tailoring was simple and elegant in that simplicity. Highlights included a nude silk blazer (the entire collection seemed to be almost exclusively silk) with a exaggeratedly draped back - giving it a wing-like look.
Yellow shorts had oversized draped pockets and a white maxi skirt floated down the runway. Maria included her signature seam-free trousers in wool challis and crepe and the fishtail gowns seemed wholly appropriate for the red carpet as for a summer's day - just throw on a crepe blazer and you're good to go.
So, with white, yellow and maxi skirts still on the agenda for Maria Grachvogel for SS2010/11 I wonder what other trends are going to make the leap from our Autumn Winter wardrobes...