Julien the Welsh designer and buddy of mine, responsible for dressing the likes of Beyonce, Taylor Swift and J-Lo (to name a small few) held the show at the stunning Number One Mayfair venue.
After pulling on an extremely tight fitting pair of Spanx I was delighted to be able to slip into an archive grey and silver dress of Julien’s at my fitting with the lovely guys as Starworks PR, and with my trusty silver court shoes from Topshop and Tom Ford lipgloss in Rose Crush , (and not much else) I was off to the show.
Just before what was looking like a smooth entrance, my taxi got stuck in a shed load of traffic when we were only 200 yards from the venue and before I knew it, it was 12.56, with the show due to start at 1pm. So obviously, as you do, I desserted my car and legged it. Did I mention it was raining !
As I hobbled / sprinted in my heels and tight dress down North Audley Street to the soundtrack of some boys chiming , “you alright there love ?” I was instantly relieved to see a massive group of people still outside the venue and some guests slowly making their way in.
Since I was extremely happy to make it in on time I celebrated my mini fist pump feeling by grabbing a cobalt coloured cocktail from a very nice young man holding a tray of “Blue Steel” and was taken to my seat.
My FROW spot was next to the lovely Ella Eyre so we had a good old chin wag as we prepared to be stunned by the show.
This runway blew my mind to be honest, from the epic DJ to the striking creations against the back drop of the stain glassed venue and we whitenessed a devine collection that never seemed to end.
With black and gold as central hues to the show, there was netting, sequins, his signature plunging necklines, body armour effect – body con, colour blends, flesh cut outs and my absolute favourite – the metallic tube dress. He also showcased striking menswear which favoured skin tight sheer sweaters (reminiscent of some sort of Ibiza fantasy with a huge dose of G.A.Y ) and his finale saw him send a model and two adorable children down the runway who showcased bridal wear and a kid’s collection.
As if this epic-Ness wasn’t enough the models then proceeded to arrange themselves at the back of the church like a human pyramid with the most striking bald headed black model as the centre piece of the model matrix. Just stunning.
Here are some images to put an end to my waffling and along with that some of my favourite pieces from the show :
The Gold and Black sequinned body suit
The Silver cut-out body con
The signature stapless tube dress