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I think I may just be breaking the record for the latest London Fashion Week blog post ever but how about we just pretend that we’re in still the rosy husk of September rather than on November’s doorstop.
Asli Polat’s presentation was perhaps my favourite event that I attended this season. First things first, the location: The rooftop bar at the ME hotel which even my mum recognises as ‘trendy’. Pretty good start, especially for a fashion foetus like me who admittedly is easily swayed a waft of glamour. Although it was a spring/summer collection, it felt fitting for a early September’s morning when the sun was first piercing the misty haze that had settled upon London’s rooftops. The clothes seemed transitional, blending innocence with flirtation, tough with tender, experimental with classic sophistication. For example, one second a model would float down in a billowing nightdress inspired slip and the next we’d see them march defiantly in rose gold two pieces or sometimes there’d be a mixture of both.
Clearly inspired by sportswear, we saw retro gym classic styles reworked with an elegant edge. I know I’d be persuaded to go to P.E. if I had a kit like Polat showed, an exquisite lace bomber trimmed with an US varsity stripe and paired with teeny tiny matching lace shorts. My favourite however had to be the translucent, shimmering bomber that with a band of feathery fluff at the front, something that I’ve seen around the high street so I feel a purchase may be in order. Details such as the fluff, a technically correct fashion term I’m sure, the swamping proportions of the silver mac and skirt and the black shorts paired under the white lace skirt prevented an otherwise quite minimalistic collection from becoming too vanilla. Instead, Polat crossed the fine line between the common and safe vanilla to the fresh and slightly more acquired coconut if we are to continue with the gelato metaphor. Indeed, there was something quite delicious about the collection with its dazzling hues and shimmering materials evoking images of a candyfloss wonderland where the lines between girly innocence and and womanly sophistication have been gently smudged.
As soon as I came out of the show I, dressed in towering platforms and nearly black lipstick, decided I had to injected some of Polat’s modern and crisp minimalism into my wardrobe. Not being naturally inclined towards either the paired back or delicate approach this was the best I could do.
This outfit was particularly inspired by the sportier looks and while I doubt I’m going to be asked to the next Olympics based on it, I felt super comfortable, laidback and like I should be mooching around a hip Scandinavian design shop.
Glasses- Boots (always look at the old men’s section)
Jumper- 2nd hand from my mum
Trousers- £1 thrifted!
Shoes- Birkenstocks because I’m like so totally fashion darling
Here I tried to recreated the fluffy jacket the best I could, hopefully without looking like a hairy michelin man (suddenly realising the fur is looking increasingly like a spare tyre). I thought that the semi-sheer shirt captured the translucent textiles used while the ensemble being all white created the modern, unfussy look of the collection. Rather than being predictable, and perhaps body flattering, I decided to ditch the heels and opt for making myself even stumpier with my trainers. However, I like the relaxed look that they give to an otherwise fairly formal outfit, while still echoing the sporty vibe.
Hope you enjoyed this post and sorry there isn’t more writing but my computer deleted my first, poetically penned of course, draft.
Have a good week!