28 Feb 2009
We saw a lot of red both on the catwalk and around the tent.
I spotted this woman leaving the tent in a hurry in a great red coat. I asked who had designed it and when she said “I did” I had to ask who she was… it turned out she is Ann Louise Roswald the British fashion designer.
27 Feb 2009
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23 Feb 2009
Anyone struggling to get to the shows on Sunday after the long night before of so many parties and events would have been richly rewarded for their dedication by seeing ELEY KISHIMOTO’S new collection which is titled Jet Set Marsala. Here is a movie of the final walk through of the show, which we thought you might enjoy …
ELEY KISHIMOTO A/W '09 from The Style Scout on Vimeo.
If you would like to see more movies of their shows they have the past five years worth of films of their catwalk collections posted at their website...
Perhaps because of the toughening economic conditions, we noticed that the men in and around the shows seemed to be dressed more sartorially than expected at London fashion week…
Girls still want to have fun...As it is London and fashion after all!
We saw a lot of fun fur and associated fabrics from berets to boas….
Finally we met the future of fashion journalism when we were approached by a girl who did not look much older than 12 who asked if she could take a photo of our shoes for her blog. Naturally we obliged and learned that she is also a blogger and has a very cool website…
Look out Anna Wintour …
22 Feb 2009
We wanted to add some photos for you to enjoy as we dash back to the tents. This subject had a great energy and was tall and is you can see from her shoes (also seen on the Ashish catwalk) she became even taller. I also like the matching belt, which I mentioned to her as we were setting up for the shot but she told me “I’m not sure if the matchy–matchy look is still happening”. I reassured her it must be “because you’re wearing it” which made her smile and I think enhanced the photo…
We really loved this girl’s dress, which she told us she had actually found and then personalised and styled by adding the black ribbon and ruching herself…
Taking this shot almost caused an international street fashion photography incident, as unknown to me, kneeling behind me as I setup this shot was Yvan the Facehunter who was upset when I stepped back and almost trampled on him, but caught myself just in time, as he screamed out “I’m not a dog”…
21 Feb 2009
We were delighted to attend the second day of London Fashion Week, and had nice seats at John Rocha, one of the UK’s truly talented high fashion designers. Naturally, this category of design usually focuses on cut and silhouette using a simple colour palette anchored in black, white, beige, taupe or the grey’s and I gasped when unexpectedly, the first of a fabulous group of bright orange pieces, which he called geranium red, hit the catwalk.
At the conclusion of the Topshop event we caught up with old friends and subjects we have photographed before. Susie Bubble was there, looking fabulously stylish as usual and we discussed the new magazine LOVE.
Talking of LOVE, Phoebe Arnold who we met when she was at Pop magazine, and who you may recall we photographed back then is now a fashion editor at LOVE and posed for us again.
I also introduced myself to Pixie Geldof, who initially caught my attention because of her great eye makeup and is not only very stylish but also very nice and was kind enough to pose for a photo.
Finally, if you’re a fan of all the street fashion blogs, you may agree with me that this gentleman, whose name I did not catch, would be a perfect candidate for The Sartorialist. Which, I mentioned to him and a funny coincidence; he knows Scott…
20 Feb 2009
The excitement this week in the run-up to London Fashion Week is the launch of LOVE magazine whose first edition hit newsstands yesterday. It is another creation of Katie Grand who gave us Pop, the first super-glossy magazine.
Already, the excitement has spread to Paris, with a window at Collette taken over to push their sales of the magazine and a special collector’s T-shirt.
However, we are much more excited at Style Scout because this week in Paris Takeoff Magazine featuring a spread of our photographs is also hitting the newsstands.
So if you’re picking up a copy of Love, also pick up Takeoff!
18 Feb 2009
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1 Feb 2009
This gentleman was so elegant, but to capture this photo was really difficult because as you will see from the photo below, a crazy attention-seeking joker would jump into the frame every time we tried to take the photo. The subject was becoming very irritated, which only energised the joker.