I am so very jealous of anyone who got into this show because I was desperate to get tickets but didn’t! These guys are my favourite designers of past seasons. I found one of their glitter and sequinned covered dresses in Topshop last year and just knew only good things could come from them. They are highly individual, creative and reminiscent of McQueen’s eccentric ott style. Naturally the SS’12 show for LFW would be amazing; and by all accounts it was.
Think candy floss, nursery rhymes, pantomimes and Louis XIV inspired hairstyles and you’d be half way there. The old Eurostar terminal at Waterloo, adorned with pink and pale blue balloons, saw dolly girls in silk slips scuttle onto the catwalk powder puffing themselves before breaking into the can-can as models appeared down the catwalk.
The collection consisted of girlie pinafores, pompom dresses of ostrich feathers, rhinestone knickers, cardigans and apron dresses with teddy bear faces. Shoes were gold and glittery platforms with feathers and coloured tights or white stockings. To balance out the sweetness there were also perfectly tailored leather jackets and exaggerated hips - but all done in a colour spectrum of a sweet shop.