LC:M DAY TWO HIGHLIGHTS
My day began bright and early with a 7:30am call time for the Lee Roach show. As I made my way into the backstage area the scent of hairspray and cosmetic products hits you and the buzz is just electric. I was lucky enough to catch up with one of my favourite hair stylists – John Vial from Fudge. He was busy working his magic on the boys and getting them runway ready but still managed to give me a cheeky interview and stop for a selfie!
After getting the tips from John on hairstyling it was a hop, skip and a jump over to Victoria House ready to get a glimpse of the Lou Dalton collection. For AW15 I spied fitted gilets zipped onto fleece jackets and coats with the ever popular black on black colour palette focus. Lou collaborated with The Woolmark Company this season which resulted in some fantastic Thunderbirds cartoon strips printed onto fine Merino wool knits to celebrate the Thunderbirds 50th anniversary. It was here that I managed to grab some front row interviews with LC:M loyal supporters David Gandy, Oliver Cheshire and Tinie Tempah.
Second to last show at The Old Sorting Office was Oliver Spencer. Last season was incredible and I'll be honest, after such an amazing runway I wasn't sure how he could top it this year. Watching the collection unfold backstage I was confronted by an international music collective – The Turbans. They where providing the music for the event and the sound they produced was electric. Oliver excelled himself once again with divine fabrics that are soft to the touch made from alpaca, recycled cashmere and superfine lambswool. Charcoals and heavy greys are mixed with cream to imitate the effect of charred wood whilst accent bright colours and floral prints punctuate the collection.