after a 5am start.. watching the sun come up while on the train i somehow made it alive to then become an ice pole in the freeeezing warehouse where the bernard chandran show took place.
i was on the door of the auditorium welcoming bernard's family.. it was so lovely to see so many proud faces for him.. even backstage bernard went around to every single dresser, welcoming them, chatting and helping them with the best ways to put on the garments.
karen binns WHAT? magazine as a souvenir, with mr hudson as the cover-star who was also dj-ing the show.
with all the trademarks of bernard's style his spring summer collection was given a light lift.. leaving the black at bay.. a mix of softer fabrics and structured envelope shoulders in lighter grey, nude and metallic gold complemented his signature prints and embellishments.. the collection was fluffed up with pale pink and nude ostrich feathers replacing the black bluey green of autumn winter...
the shoes .. gold platforms with miniature wings .. which were quite amazing i must say seemed to leave a couple of the models crippled. after a couple of falls and winces from the crowd.. one girl after her shoes had given way ended up on walking out on her ankles.. needless to say she didn't make it back out for the finale!
images should be up soon on - http://www.blow.co.uk/