I started the season hobbling to fashion scout with all my luggage and just managing to usher Toria Brightside in before the doors closed, as she stumbled out of a car and up the stairs.
I’ve realised we give new meaning to many phrases, including “Fashionably late”.
Our first show was Jamie Wei Huang, a designer we’ve been following for the last 3 seasons.
The concept of stylish comfort seems to be resonating with designers more and more as busy schedules have us running around without time to change throughout the day and Jamie Wei Huang has definitely mastered it.
After a short Champagne break and visit to the showrooms (which I will feature in a separate post) , we returned to Fashion scout for another show.
Ashley Isham stood out straight away, with his unusual catwalk set up that allowed models to appear out of nowhere and make movements other than the usual catwalk strutting. The collection was inspired by Mata Harry, which prompted him to incorporate elements from her dance routines into the show. The collection was dominated by dramatic, flowing garments featuring twists and gathers, that were pulled aside to uncover embellishment or cinched tightly with patent leather harnesses and belts.
On the whole, the collection was an austere yet elegant mix of turn of the 20th century chic and modern detailing with an eloquent finishing touch, presented in a vibrant show that captivated the audience.