I am almost speechless by the talent that I have already seen at LFW this season and it is only Monday, phew! Charles Anastase’s collection created a new girl de jour, a dorky, space age, ultra hip grandma. Giant obligatory geek glasses graced the faces of most of the cherubs, and lent a kooky cuteness to the collection as a whole. Beginning the show with soft cream skirts and pretty shirts, toughened up by oversized camel coloured platform heels. A boater hat, with a soft white maxi, would almost seem like Henley attire, were it not for the outrageous shoes and dork glasses, making it v fashion. Tutus appeared in orange and plum, over mini trousers, accessorised with a hand knitted oversized cardi.
Nude coloured Ra Ra skirts, teamed with soft cashmere knits and nude over the knee socks, resulted in a feminine and rather wonderful silhouette. Sheer tulle layering was used throughout the show, cut to make flared dresses, and spacey ruffle shirts. The show went a bit Sci-Fi towards the middle, turning out sexy secret agents, not to be messed with. And once more back to the dorky, kooky, geek girl from the beginning. 80s bleached denim, with cornflower yellow knitwear and CHARLES slogan badges was reworking into shrunken jackets and billowing skirts. The last girl to grace the stage was a coquettish, schoolgirl character, with crested blazer and pink chiffon tie, carrying a mini briefcase bag. Brilliantly styled, impeccably made, I want it, I want it, I want It!