I’m sure some of you may have been thinking ‘That crazy Susie. I bet she was up at the crack of dawn this morning to cover the Gold collection by Giles Deacon which launched at New Look this morning.’ Ha! Well, either it was the post-mugginess of my Amsterdam jaunt or my unbelievable amount of work, but this designer-highstreet collaboration totally passed me by. I had seen SOME images. I had read SOME editorial. Then I saw SOME images from the launch party at the Marble Arch New Look branch last night with a lovely looking Agyness Deyn dressed head to toe in the collection (I’m convinced its the way she poses that makes everything look great). Still, nothing really got me stoked and seeing as the collection is going to be delivered in huge batches, I’m not peeing my pants to buy it in a hurry.
However, it’s always good to see these things work in reality and at the Aslan Turk AW07-8 show tonight, I spotted a girl in the studded black patent shoes and a lovely grey stiff silk skirt with some great pleating (not particularly apparent in this poor photo unfortunately). Feeling the fabric, my fears of the usual New Look-icky ness were somewhat dispelled as it did feel very nice. So I guess, I’ll trudge up to New Look on Saturday to confirm my initial pleasant surprise.