Wednesday, 22 September 2010

LFW - Jasper Conran's Beautiful Beach Holiday

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: A model walks the runway during the Jasper Conran Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show during LFW at Somerset House on September 19, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)


The Jasper Conran collection had to be one of my favourites from the whole of Fashion Week. It was simple yes, there wasn't a Kelly Brook walking or naked model in sight, there was no celebrity circus on the way in, what it did have, however, were delightfully timeless dresses and separates with a colourful, seaside-inspired twist.

The shapes were a mix of fifties and sixties chic including shifts, skirt suits, capri pants and my personal favourites... the gorgeous retro fifties style dresses. The colours were just the brighter side of pastel in a plethora of petal shades. I loved it! These are the sort of dresses I dream of finding in a vintage shop.

The soft, layered chiffon styles and those with pleats and fitted bodices were the highlight of my day. Some, I'm sure, would accuse me of being a tad boring by getting so excited by this collection, but sometimes all that's needed is great execution of beautiful designs and that's what Jasper managed to pull off with ease. It's also nice to have something on the catwalk that works equally well for older women too.

The transparent hats were a little bit 'wedding' for me, but strip that away and all these pieces are instantly wearable. The models even wore flat pumps, so no broken ankles for these models! Take a look at some of my highlights below...

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: A model walks the runway during the Jasper Conran Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show during LFW at Somerset House on September 19, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: A model walks the runway during the Jasper Conran Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show during LFW at Somerset House on September 19, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: A model walks the runway during the Jasper Conran Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show during LFW at Somerset House on September 19, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: A model walks the runway during the Jasper Conran Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show during LFW at Somerset House on September 19, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: A model walks the runway during the Jasper Conran Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show during LFW at Somerset House on September 19, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: A model walks the runway during the Jasper Conran Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show during LFW at Somerset House on September 19, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)


If you want a taster of Jasper Conran at a high street price, then be sure to check out his J by Jasper Conran range at Debenhams. They've also just launched Jasper's style notes section with outfit inspiration and ideas.
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