When it comes to Fashion Week, more often than not I am drawn towards the clothes that I would actually wear. I love an OTT 3-D embellished asymmetric dress as much as the next gal but my musings towards the most avant-garde of the fashion world are usually confined to comparisons to art: it looks beautiful, no doubt it is insanely expensive; I'll admire it from afar.
When it comes to the more wearable of the ready-to-wear spectrum, you find yourself making mental notes of styling ideas and must-buy garments of the type that you will easily be able to recreate with a high-street budget.
Take Clover Canyon's technicoloured printed dresses - yeah, so you're not going to find these exact prints on the high street but ASOS are currently selling a long sleeved midi-length printed dress that has just shot up a few notches on my 'must-buy' list. Karen Walker's collection is even easier to replicate: I'm now on the look-out for a tailored denim dress with a neat little collar and a tapestry print midi skirt that I can throw a big cosy jumper on with.
Alice & Olivia have me thinking ahead to Christmas parties with devore printed skater skirts, rich jewel tones and printed little cropped jackets; whilst Theory and M. Patmos offer up contemporary ideas for office wear.
London's calling now; a whole different kettle of fish as I home in on striking prints and exciting colour combinations.
Alice & Olivia