>> Barely back on London, on Friday I stumbled into the Elms Lester Rooms to be confronted by Sophie Hulme's new A/W 10-11 collection where matt sequins are no more, banished to some remote place (though I'm hoping she'll still have some fondness for her sequinned backpack/parka combos and have them resurrected). Instead, metalware that were the key embellishment that drove this collection accented wardrobe foundations like a hunting jacket, various wool coats and jackets that are essentially the sort of things you'd wear over and over again. With the simple yet effective gold or black metal plates and screws though, suddenly it's a completely different kettle of outerwear fish. I'm a sucker for deets that are instantly strong to the eye and whilst I'm predictably all for the frou frou, I'm also slowly but surely falling for things that have this delicious and quietly stunning simplicity to them such as Hulme's collection. Oh ma gawd… I may be becoming… refined? *shock shock horror horror* Hah! Says she in an S/S 10 Louise Gray dress, sheer trousers and banana man shoes courtesy of Cassette Playa for Swear. Doh. I'll work on it and come back to you… for now, let's just sit back and admire.
February 21, 2010