Note, I covered this event in March, but in the Blogging world, it's never to late to post something
The British Fashion Council’s international London showrooms tour made a pit stop in Los Angeles to parade London’s brightest designers making waves with their work. Held at Ace Gallery in Mid-Wilshire, the showroom showcased a selection of BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund shortlisted designers including E.Tautz, Jonathan Saunders, Louise Gray, Marios Schwab, Mary Katrantzou, Nicholas Kirkwood, Peter Pilotto, Richard Nicoll, Roksanda Ilincic Todd Lynn,David Koma, Holly Fulton, J.W. Anderson and Michael van der Ham.
During the private three-day showcasing, invitees had an opportunity to meet some of London's top designers and take a look at their latest collection. And I was one of the lucky few who got in and boy, we were blown away by the amazing collections.
There were some cute 1920's inspired shoes from Nicholas Kirkwood and Louise Gray's collection was full of bright and bold colors. But the one person I were most drawn to was Mary Katrantzou. Her collection of bold dresses, tops and skirts which were made up of inanimate objects such as pencils, spoons and forks just to name a few, stood out among the crowd.
Some colorful shoes By Nick Kirkwood!!!
"My collection is inspired by everyday life and objects like pencils, forks, typewriters to use in a mundane way and to make very flattering dresses for the body," says Katrantzou.
Katrantzou, who just finished up her third collaboration with Topshop, whose collections reminds us of Edwards Scissorhands because of the different cuts and shapes, feels that it is also important to appreciate what is beautiful.
"It doesn't matter what it is as long as it looks good on the body."