If catwalk shows at London Fashion Week are displays of theatrical brilliance (big, dynamic, buzzing), then a look round the Designer Showrooms at Brewer Street offers a chance to observe fashion from the perspective of visitor in a museum exhibition: a calmer, more serene space for (deep) sartorial contemplation.
I rallied round the rails:
Designers will happily introduce you to their creative output:
Shoes are (quite rightly!) put on pedestals:
There are over 150 womenswear designers showcasing their Spring/Summer 2016 collections, including one of my favourites Holly Fulton:
And new favourites like this collection by Pitchouguina (you know how much I love blue and cream!)
Relatedly, cast from a similar colour palette: I felt Feldt’s cool inky blues with warm creams…
When the sparkle of very colourful jewellery caught my eye:
And I progressed to the Atelier Swarovski by Jean Paul Gaultier collection…
Onto articles that Midas would be thrilled to call armour…
And the most amazing statement necklace!
Backlight shoes and boots…
Bags brilliantly encompassing the colour spectrum in its entirety:
Sunglasses to suit every face shape:
A cornucopia of millinery:
And places for the press to revive: a café…
A media hub to (literally/figuratively) charge batteries:
A Toni and Guy ‘Fashion Fix’ pop up salon to perk up London-weary tresses:
And a Maybelline New York Beauty Lounge to revivify faces:
The Designer Showrooms are like a delicious, heterogeneous cave of fashion!