London Fashion Week September 2008: Day 6

    The last day of London Fashion Week proved to be a good one on the runways, with everything from weddings to army life influencing the looks designers think you should wear for spring.

    Australian designer Josh Goot, showing for the first time in London, proved that technology can be stylish. The swirled prints on his stretch tank dresses evolved from watercolour paints splashed on a scanner screen. Sporty capes joined up with bright sleeveless tops and loose skirts in every colour from pink to periwinkle. Goot’s palette blended ’80s confidence with modern graphic experimentation to effortless success.

    Modernist, from designers Andrew Jones and Abdul Koroma, made use of the sheer trend showing up at so many runways this season. Osman Yousefzada also liked the see-through effect, but on a more risque level.


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    Based on a bride’s trousseau, the Modernist collection had its best pieces in a simple, white cinched-hip tunic dress and a black chiffon blouse and skirt combination. The rococo embellishments on many of the looks could easily channel the popularity of the Prada lace favoured by Maggie Gyllenhaal and Eva Mendes.

    The Ashish style this season seemed a fusion of army barracks and biker club and haberdashery. There was something for everyone on the BFC tent runway at this show. For those who happen to already have a sequined queen-of-hearts mini dress, there’s always a camo-print maxi to try.

    The London runway shows are over until March, but check in soon for LondonNet’s breakdown of next season’s trends. We’ll tell you what to buy, where to get it and how to look great when you have it on.

    – Jill Hilbrenner