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London Fashion Week AW11: Show round-up

We cover the London Fashion Week A/W 11 shows, bringing you all the latest catwalk looks and our reviews - keep checking back for daily updates...

By Theresa Caney
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Ashish: Tuesday 22nd February 2011

lfw aw11 As usual, Ashish was an explosion of sequins but this time given a twist with injections of punk, 90\'s grunge and patriotic flags. Sequinned tartan featured on mini dresses in shades of red, green, yellow and purple, often layered with holey jumpers or denim shredded to within an inch of it\'s life and held together with safety pins. Chanel-esque little suits with cropped jackets and pearl buttons were given the Ashish makeover in thousands of shimmering sequins, while white skeletons appeared on black sequinned trousers - a look we\'re betting the high street latch onto! Team COMPANY also loved the tights with embroidered \"cobwebs\" on the knees, and while the brothel-creeper platform shoes looked great on the models, we\'re not sure it\'s a look we\'ll be sporting next winter!\r\n

Meadham Kirchoff: Tuesday 22nd February

lfw aw11 The Meadham Kirchoff show was a little different in that they sent ALL the models down the catwalk at the same time - so you had to really be paying attention! However the speed did nothing to diminish the impact of the collection, and the chunky cardigan/jacket hybrids and pleated skirts and sleeves on blouses in shades of red were beautiful. Cable knit socks, tunics and mint green knits also made up the show, where the design duo wanted to deliver a collection for \'a true woman\' who \'didn\'t seek approval from men\'. \r\n

Giles: Monday 21st February 2011

lfw aw11 Giles Deacon’s show was in complete contrast to his Spring/Summer 2010 collection which featured neon and clashing prints. The look was very austere, with high necked blouses and full skirts in monochrome black and white, while colour was injected with dashes of greeny-blue in both cocktail and sweeping maxi dresses. The final looks included huge ballgowns with black embellishment - these aren\'t necessarily looks that will translate to the high street, but they made a beautiful show.\r\n

Burberry Prorsum: Monday 21st February 2011

lfw aw11 shows Burberry is always the most star-studded show in the LFW calendar, and this year was no excpetion with Rachel Bilson, Kate Bosworth, Alexa Chung, Lily Donaldson and Jamie Hince among the celebs on the front row to see Christopher Bailey\'s show. The show was divided between the first half, concentrating on coats, in varying bold colurs with cocoon sleeves and a 60\'s vibe ad the second, which was all about monochrome with fur, knitwear and belted coats. The finale saw snow fall down on the catwalk while the models wore see-through plastic raincoats. \r\n

Julien Macdonald: Monday 21st February

lfw aw11 shows Julien Macdonald\'s collection was a bit of a break from his normal brights and had quite a gothic feel with lots of black and muted pastel shades. Heavily embellished dresses with ruffles and high necklines and long sweeping hems were the recurring theme - we can\'t wait to see some of these on the red carpet.

Erdem: Monday 21st February 2011

lfw aw11 shows Erdem\'s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection didn\'t hold many surprises - but then that is good news for his die hard fans who know what they like. The only difference this season is that Erdem was inspired by Monet and the prints were therefore a bit crazier and more abstract than previous collections, although you would only notice this up close. There were the usual blouses, maxi dresses and pencil skirts, all adding up to an immensely sellable collection. Time to start saving!\r\n

Christopher Kane: Monday 21st February 2011

lfw aw11 shows Always one to break through boundaries, and apparently the main reason Anna Wintour attends LFW, Christopher Kane\'s collection was it\'s usual brilliant, daring self.\r\nKane\'s use of wierd and wonderful materials including plastic filled with liquids such as vegetable oil and glycerine, and his zig zag necklines were the main hit of the show, while he also used bold blurry prints on shoes, blouses and dresses. \r\n

Peter Pilotto: Monday 21st February 2011

lfw aw11 shows Design Duo Peter Pilotto moved away from the bold colourful prints they\'re known for \r\nand this collection had an edgier feel in muted colours (except for this acid yellow dress!). The dresses this season had cut out necklines of twisted fabric and were either maxi or tight and calf length. Team COMPANY also loved the Nicholas Kirkwood boots which are on our dream shopping list! Sleevless coats and jackets also dominated here - a sure fire trend for next winter - better stock up on arm warmers...\r\n

Vivienne Westwood: Sunday 20th February 2011

lfw aw11 roundup It wouldn\'t have been a Vivienne Westwood show without it being a bit bonkers, and Dame Viv didn;t disappoint! The latest Red Label collection was shown in London’s Royal Courts of Justice and the front row featured COMPANY cover girl Jaime Winstone, Boy George and Matt Smith, there in support of girlfriend Daisy Lowe who was modelling.\r\n

\r\nThe hair and make up was brash and bold - with huge wigs and multicoloured faces - and they matched (or should that say mismatched?) the clothes which featured checks, knitwear, off the shoulder dresses and stripes - Vivienne Westwood as we know and love her.\r\n

Matthew Williamson: Sunday 20th February 2011

lfw aw11 roundup Matthew Williamson showed what he is known for and the reason he has such a following - the whole show had a wintery Ibiza vibe a loads of gilet in different fabrics and luxe prints on maxi dresses. Shearling is hanging on for another season, along with biker jackets and embellishing. The front row included his loyal fan base of Alexa Chung, Olivia Palermo (wearing Topshop!)and Poppy Delevigne.

Topshop Unique: Sunday 20th February 2011

lfw aw11 roundup We already had a clue what the Topshop Unique show would feature thanks to our Beauty ed Sophie tweeting us a pic of dalmation print nails... and when the music started up and it was Cruella De Ville, the dalmation theme was confirmed! The models had cute double buns and black painted noses, and as for the clothes... well, Team COMPANY have already made our shopping lists! Monochrome, art deco graphic prints on dresses, chunky heeled ankle boots and capes all feature highly - take a look at our video of the finale here.
\r\nThe front row included Alexa, Pixie Geldof, and of course the Queen of fashion, Anna Wintour.

Mulberry: Sunday 20th February 2011

london fashion week aw11 Mulberry\'s front row was almost as dazzling as the collection - with Olivia Palermo, Kirsten Dunst, Gemma Arteton and Company cover girls Fearne Cotton and Nicola Roberts all making an appearance. The clothes themselves were influenced by the British countryside, with earthy colours, chunky knit dresses, socks and quilting on coats. The bags, Mulberry\'s bread and butter, were all oversized - and we want the lot!

Jonathan Saunders: Saturday 19th February 2011

london fashion week aw11 Jonathan Saunders showed on a silver catwalk with huge lights - and his clothes had a demure air with all skirt lengths cut below the knee, while waists were cinched in with belts over blazers and jackets. Pastels and berry colours featured on dresses and coats, and Saunders clashed prints and block colours, continuing themes of SS11, all topped off with Christian Louboutin wedges.

House of Holland: Saturday 19th February 2011

london fashion week aw11 The House of Holland show was colourful and didn\'t take itself to seriously - a recurring theme in Henry\'s work! Front row consisted of Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldog, COMPANY cover star Jamie Winstone, Jo Wood, Melanie Blatt and Brix Smith-Start. The catwalk show and after show party invites were bingo slips, and the first look to come out was a blouse printed with bingo balls! There were lilac and pink tweeds, huge pearl embellishment, neon orange or black trims of traditional tweed and then the crochet blankets as scarves and dress prnts (which reminded team COMPANY of the rug on Roseanne\'s couch!) We also loved the patterned knee socks and tights - Henry\'s signature pieces!

Jaeger London: Saturday 19th February 2011

lfw aw11 roundup The Jaeger London show was packed full of wearable, cosy but chic winter clothes - we\'re betting everybody will be wearing the scarf/waistcoat hybrid come next winter!\r\nJaeger designer Stuart Stockdale used a variety of fabrics and textures to create a wearable collection of coats, jackets, dresses and trousers, all in a Seventies olour palette of mustard, khaki, brown and burnt orange - perfect for Autumn. Another defining point of the show was the footwear - both knee boots and sandals (worn with ribbed socks) came with buckled spats. We want!\r\n

\r\nThe front row included an incredibly groomed looking Olivia Palermo and COMPANY\'s Jameela Jamil.

Betty Jackson: Saturday 19th February 2011

london fashion week aw11 Betty Jackson went mad for scarlet red - it featured on maxi dresses, jacket, boucle coats and flowers. Silver embellishment adorned dresses and \'flat-forms\' (flat platforms) are looking like the new shoe shape, in patent white and black. Sheer panelling and black floral prints also ruled the catwalk - although it was hard to focus on the clothes with Betty\'s gorgeous son sitting in the front row!

PPQ: Friday 18th February 2011

london fashion week aw11 PPQ stood out for their bishop-style \'cat ear\' hats, and little dresses, playsuits and button-up blouses. We also loved the fringed shoes! Front row: Jo Wood, Jamie Winstone, Kimberley Walsh (who was late and had to be squeezed on the front row at the last minute!)

Bora Aksu: Friday 18th February 2011

london fashion week aw11 Bora Aksu lead out a tribe of grey, charcoal and black with dashes of emerald green. We loved the armour-plate style tops and high neck blouses. Spotted front row: Company cover girl Nicola Roberts...

Sass & Bide: Friday 18th February 2011

london fashion week aw11 Sass & Bide loked great - there were so many things we wanted! Bold, graphic patterns in hot pink, orange and black - we love!

Paul Costelloe - Friday 18th Feb 2011

lfw aw11,paul costelloe Paul Costelloe showed structured dresses with flared skirts and high necklines, sweet skirt suits and emerald colours - and we loved the bold red wigs as a contrast to the jewel tones of the clothes.

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