LONDON, Sep 19, 2009 / — London Fashion Week’s 25th anniversary has kicked off in style – with an opening ceremony at London’s historic Somerset House hosted by Erin O’Connor and a very enthusiastic Boris Johnson.
Caroline Charles went girly and frothy with frilled bikinis and polka dots – along with tropical prints and a fantastic soundtrack. Eun Jeong followed suit with an equally feminine collection entirely of white, with soft fabrics and loose cuts.
Bora Aksu bought some much more solid glamour to proceedings, with waist cinching shapes, deep pinks and golds and lots of sequins. Which provided a real contrast to the final show of the day, Emilio de Morena. This was a dreamy collection of pale pinks, whites and creams in fluid fabrics and thigh skimming cuts.
So, the end of day one and it seems we will be saying a thorough goodbye to the overt sexuality of this A/W with it’s fur, shoulder pads and thigh high boots, and will instead be ushering in a summer of pastel colours, flowing fabrics and loose cuts!