A newbie in the scene.

Covering the first actual Fashion Week experience as an editor was a daunting but exciting task indeed. It was a different POV when taking over the task of covering shows as an editor; and at London Fashion Week no less πŸ™‚

For my first day reporting on the line for The List magazine (that’s thelist-mag.com!), I had my hands on several shows and press presentations throughout. Beginning with a visit to the new venue for LFW SS16; Brewer Street Car Park!

Yes, far cry from the majestic Somerset House venue it called home since the past couple of years, it seemed like most of the attendees expressed its disdain at the dislocation; but I am guessing that the location that is plonked right smack in the trendy, artsy SoHo really promoted a rather eclectic energy to the showcase/setup.

One of the things I look forward to is the designer showspace set-up. After registering, I took my pass and sashayed into the Designer Showroom to check out the designers showcasing their wares. As my first show appointment takes me to the Sadie Williams, an emerging textile/fashion designer who had worked with names like Marc by Marc Jacobs, JW Anderson and Katie Hillier.

Sadie Williams SS16 Invite (2)

A quick pop into the showroom had me all googly-eyed with the designer’s playful details on the clothes.

Summer separates in a myriad of hues are incorporated in each of the pieces, each made great as a styling element or paired together.

I continued sniffing around and found myself attuned to some of the designer duds that are on display here. Young designers show off what they could come up with their unrestrained creative juices:

Β At 4.30pm, I dragged myself out to the showspace to make way for Fyodor Golan’s SS16 showcase. The invite is a visual treat for lovers of Transformer’s all things 90s, its no wonder that Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora adore this designer.

As seen on Miley Cyrus’ MTV VMA Host Video Bite

 

Fyodor Golan’s design has been well-known for his love for merging sportswear aesthetics into modern luxury womenswear. Loads of geometric patterns are a recurring elemtn in his designs and for SS16, he teased with a reference to the iconic cartoon, Transformers;

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With this in mind, the designer was one of the lucky few who obtained access to early sketches of the Transformers’ illustrations and exhibited the findings into his SS16 collection.

Retro futurism of the 80s appealed so much with the designer, which prompt him to absorb the idea in the distorted geometric shapes, and reworked illustrations throughout the line-up.

We just need to talk about those shoes!

My fascination with knots is only fueled further with this piece: WANT

The shoes are a collab product between Fyodor and Kat Maconie , and no models tripped on that show, if I might add.

Oh, and just to really sweeten the memory of the show’s themed delivery, the VIPs all brought home a special edition Transformer for Fyodor Golan. Definitely a win for Transformers and a Fashion collector’s hitlist. πŸ˜€

Some of my fave looks:

Running in heels once more was in the schedule, this time about 500 metres away from the showspace to a club in Oxford Street; but this aint just any club..

The 100 Club is a legendary musician club; having hosting British musicians since its establishment way back in 1942 with names like Louis Armstrong, Paul McCartney and more.

The location made the perfect venue for Le Kilt’s grungy style exchange.

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Entitled; Stupid Girl; the name was derived by 90s band Garbage’s track of the same name (come on, you gotta know ‘Androgyny’ by the very least!), which Creative Director Samantha McCoach took a wayward grungy turn with the SS16 line-up.

Le-Kilt reimagined the kilt in traditional and contemporary Linton Tweeds, and the introduction of the classic mod mini and tailored two-piece. The styling and fabric combo alluded a fresh, youthful spirit with contemporary approach to classics.

The final stop of my first day goes to Finsk’s cool 10th anniversary party at the Finnish ambassador’s private residence. I’ve only received the invite 4 hours before, so I came to the venue unprepared to what to receive me.

This, this did it.

Upon entry, I was instantly reminded of events at Carcosa Sri Negara; similarly expecting the same ambience of what you would get at an event at said premise, however, the entire presentation of Finsk footwear for SS16 proved it to be quite the laidback one.

The models in loosely tailored clothing laid back and strewn all over the set-up in Finsk’s abstract goods. The show is also a retrospective of the brand’s previous designs in celebration of its 10th year anniversary. A large collection of the brand seem to focus largely around ‘wearable avant garde’ footwear, which I can actually vouch for since the models were seen in these sky-high goods and looked so damn comfortable while they carry themselves around the multi-levelled blocks.

That rounds up my coverage for day 1, look for more thorough reviews on thelist-mag.com soon , along with my street style snaps of the attendees and lingerers around the Brewer venue. πŸ™‚

to sign off: here’s my OOTD for Day 1:

I will be doing a OOTD special in a later post rounding up all of my fashion week looks in one post. Look at for that one to be up on the site soon! πŸ™‚

Top: Primark

Skirt: Afiq M (@afiqmofficial)

Belt: HIDE (@wearhide)

Boots: Bargain hunting

xx