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London Fashion Week - Day 6 - 16 February 2007

London Fashion Week Diary:
By LondonNet's Fashion Reporter Jill Hilbrenner

London Fashion Week homepage

Day 1: Sunday, 11 February 2007Day 1: Sunday, 11 February 2007
Paul Costelloe, Caroline Charles, Ben de Lisi
Day 2: Monday, 12 February 2007Day 2: Monday, 12 February 2007
Noir, Peter Jensen, Duro Olowu, Fashion East, John Rocha, Richard Nicoll, Erdem, Manish Arora, Todd Lynn
Day 3: Tuesday, 13 February 2007Day 3: Tuesday, 13 February 2007
Allegra Hicks, Paul Smith Women, PPQ, Christopher Kane, Gharani Strok, Sinha-Stanic, Ann-Sofie Back, Amanda Wakely, Marios Schwab, Julien MacDonald
Day 4: Wednesday, 14 February 2007Day 4: Wednesday, 14 February 2007
Roksanda Ilincic, Preen, Jasper Conran, Hamish Morrow, Aquascutum, Basso & Brooke, Biba, Jonathan Saunders, Eley Kishimoto
Day 5: Thursday, 15 February 2007Day 5: Thursday, 15 February 2007
Ashley Isham, Nicole Farhi, Margaret Howell, Betty Jackson, Antoni & Alison, Gardem, Gareth Pugh, Nathan Jenden, Giles
Day 6: Friday, 16 February 2007Day 6: Friday, 16 February 2007
Central Saint Martins MA, Jens Laugesen, Asprey, Unconditional, Ashish, Bora Aksu, Gavin Douglas, MAN, Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Face of Fashion at The National Portrait Gallery

London Fashion Week - Day 6: Friday, 16 February 2007

A model wears one of Bora Aksu's creations. Copyright LondonNet LimitedLondon Fashion Week closed with a bang today. The much-anticipated Marc by Marc Jacobs show wasn't scheduled until 7 p.m., but even the first show of the day, the Central Saint Martins MA presentation, drew a huge crowd.

Central Saint Martins has served as the starting point for many of fashion design's most powerful people: Stella McCartney, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and the like. In recent years, up-and-comers like Christopher Kane, Roksanda Ilincic, Peter Jensen and Giles Deacon have presented for the college. When Central Saint Martins puts on a show at Fashion Week, the world's top fashion editors and buyers flock.

But some eager guests hoping to see the MA show had a sour start to their morning when they were turned away from the Natural History Museum gate. Even having a ticket didn't guarantee entry; a reporter from The Independent practically begged before the event staff opened the gate for her.

A model wears one of Bora Aksu's creations. Copyright LondonNet LimitedThe standing room only show wasn't full of revolutionary ideas from its 18 presenters, but the winner of the event, Tatiana Katinova, presented a smart collection of crisply tailored black and white pieces. With the deepest of deep-v necklines on her tops and just enough volume at the hip of her pegged skirts, Katinova proved she has a bright future ahead of her. Another presenter, Seon Ju Kam, came up with a fresh set of white and cream frilly trapeze dresses that could make a girl's closet instantly more fun.

Midday, Turkish-born designer Bora Aksu showed off his "Shield" collection, which relied on graceful draping, belted waists and voluminous skirts. He also revealed a bit of Arabian influence, with beads and jewels at the waist of two outfits jangling as models walked the runway.

A model wears one of Gavin Douglas's creations. Copyright LondonNet LimitedAfter Aksu was Gavin Douglas, who won the 2006 Fashion Fringe competition and just presented his first solo collection this year. Douglas' line was inspired by chic travelling women from the 1940s, and his satin, Swarovski-crystal buttoned shirts, paired with curve-hugging pencil skirts and belted trenches looked polished enough for a day at the office or sultry enough for a weekend of jetsetting.

And then came the finale of the week with Marc by Marc Jacobs. Sofia Coppola, Selma Blair and Rufus Wainwright were all there to witness the spectacle. The designer used plenty of thick, striped knits this season, along with rib tights, big plaids and layers, layers, layers. Jacobs' party later in the evening was also a hit (Blair, Anouck Lepere, Jefferson Hack, and Pixie Geldof attended), and police had to be stationed outside to ward off the masses of people trying to get inside.

Now the focus shifts to Milan, where that city's Fashion Week will begin 17 February. But don't worry, London fashion lovers: you only have to wait another seven months to go before the fashion shows for spring and summer 2008.

- Jill Hilbrenner

More Catwalk Pictures

The first picture is from the Bora Aksu's show and the other four are creations by Gavin Douglas

. Copyright LondonNet Limited

London Fashion Week Diary:
London Fashion Week homepage
Day 1: Sunday, 11 February 2007
Day 2: Monday, 12 February 2007
Day 3: Tuesday, 13 February 2007
Day 4: Wednesday, 14 February 2007
Day 5: Thursday, 15 February 2007
Day 6: Friday, 16 February 2007

See Also:
Face of Fashion at The National Portrait Gallery