Maria Grachvogel was the first to show off site this LFW, and we took our seats in the very regal setting of the Lancaster Ballroom in the newly refurbished Savoy.
The darker side of the Brother’s Grimm fairytale was the theme, but it was open to interpritation and could have leaned towards the Orient. Brush strokes replicated in the hair and heavy lip colours and block eye brows.
The feathered jewellery worn, all from Erikson Beamon, was following on from the decorative trends in the New York shows and complimented the prints of the fabrics.
The stand out pieces, were the billowing skirts cut high on the front hem in parachute silk and black lace. The orange dresses in swathes of silk twisted down the back and nipped at the shoulder or the nude and black block dresses. Her signature draping and gathering was displayed brilliantly in these simpler pieces.