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Rounding up our London Fashion Weekend experience…

We spoke to Eleni Sardi from in the courtyard who pointed us in the direction of Estethica, a BFC initiative sponsored by Monsoon which highlights sustainable and ethical fashion. “Sustainable is the way forward,” Eleni told us. “Recycling fabrics and materials, recycling silver and gold for jewellery, using fabrics that are natural and not going for things like polyester which aren’t biodegradable.”

Below: the Estethica exhibition space; sponsor Monsoon; designs by Merryn Leslie, Michelle Lowe-Holder, Nyonyo & Yayra, Partimi and White Tent, from the Centre for Sustainable Fashion at the London College of Fashion; Henriette Ludgate; Makepiece; Elvis & Kresse Arts.

 Upstairs in the Lingerie Boudoir on the first floor, Shiri Zinn was exhibiting some of her adult toys.

Closeby, Felicity Ive (left) was showing off her Feet Fairies – flat shoes that fold into a small pouch, designed to be carried in a handbag by party girls who are looking for an alternative to walking along in bare feet, carrying their heels at the end of the night. If our experience of the streets of Shoreditch and Clapham on a Friday or Saturday night is anything to go by, these are almost certainly going to be a big success!

Next door, we found Lydia Darling (who we’d previously encountered in the courtyard) going for a grungier look with a denim jacket over her boudoir-wear, whilst taking a break with the girls from Ayten Gasson, Playful Promises and Kiss Me Deadly.

Also in the Lingerie Boudoir, we encountered the youngest LFW attendee: Gypsy, who according to her mother, Kimiko Red designer Kim Heidi Lewis, already has a modelling contract! Little Gypsy didn’t seem too impressed with the lingerie, opting to catch 40 winks instead (below left) but she was wide awake and practising her modelling skills when we bumped into her again the following day beside Charlotte Taylor’s stand in the Vauxhall Fashion Scout exhibition (below middle and right): 

Downstairs, we found Nicholas Kirkwood‘s shoes:

A random selection of photos from the rest of the exhibition:

Written by Myles

February 25th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

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