My favorite looks from London's Fashion Week, F/W 2009 ready-to-wear:
Aquascutum -- The all-black ensemble invokes both toughness and sophistication, but the lace adds a touch of femininity.
Charles Anastase -- I loved the layering in both these looks, and the use of unexpected fabrics, like fur for men and a chiffon-and-leather combo for women.
Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony -- Chloe's always been one of my inspirations for my own style, but overall, I found her collection a little disappointing. These were the only two looks that sparked my interest.
Danielle Scutt -- I loved the bright pop of sculptured red surrounded by black. Stunning.
Giles -- Most of the collection featured my favorite combo for spring and summer -- neons and neutrals -- but with tougher fabrics like denim, Giles managed to make the duo appropriate for colder weather as well.
Graeme Black -- It looks like the model just ditched high tea to go to a rock concert. Love it.
House of Holland -- I'll admit I'm a big fan of those neon-colored t-shirts with the very rude phrases written on them, but this was a refreshing change. Still bold and funky, but it also shows a more mature side.
Jaeger London -- Casual, yet put-together.
Julien Macdonald -- I don't know what I like more -- the strapless silk jumpsuit or the shoes.
Kinder Aggugini -- My one complaint about this show was not about the clothes, but about the extremely distracting floral wreath in the background. I felt it detracted from the clothing, especially since many of the floral-printed designs seemed to blend right in.
Louise Goldin -- Bared shoulders in the winter. Fab.
Luella -- This is a perfect example of how to tone down metallic pieces to make them appropriate for day.
Marios Schwab -- A very interestingly structured dress.
Mark Fast -- Sheer fabrics and a flapper-esque fur-trimmed skirt. Divine.
Nathan Jenden -- I'm just in awe of the origami-inspired skirt. I almost think it might be made out of paper...
Ossie Clark -- Hippie chic.
Richard Nicoll -- Pair those pants with a plain white t-shirt and heels and it becomes the perfect look for any party.
Roksanda Ilincic -- The draping on the top is just perfect.
Twenty8Twelve -- Recently I've been seeing more and more girls around campus wearing shorts with tights. I've always been afraid to try the look myself, but maybe I will someday soon.
Vivienne Westwood Red Label -- Love, love, love the dress!