17 September 2010

Maria Grachvogel, LFW

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...

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