London Fashion Week: PPQ (with Peaches Geldof)
If you love eighties Brat pack movies such as Pretty in Pink and Feris Bueller's Day Out (like I do) then you'll love the latest collection from PPQ. Designers Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker presented their Spring/Summer 08 line on Sunday morning in the British Fashion Council tent at the Natural History Museum. Despite the unfortunate time for the show (first thing on a Sunday morning) the tent was packed and support came from top model Erin O'Connor and BFC Chairman and M&S CEO Stuart Rose...
There were strapless prom dresses in bright eighties floral prints with corseted bodies and bubble skirts. The hair was scraped back and piled high on top of the head reminiscent of the ubiquitous '80s pineapple ponytail (with the exception of it-model Agyness Deyn who sported her usual peroxide crop).
The collection included a lot of pale pink which was used in preppy cardigans and diamante applique t-shirt dresses. There was also a lot of pieces that used purple and jade green tartan including a body-con dress (modelled by Deyn) that showcased the tartan in bands and late '80s fabric du jour shantung silk was also a prominent feature. To further reference the era boning and bustier-style construction tops made an appearance confirming their it-shape status for next year.
Accessories were interesting and often the focus of an outfit. The most unique (and likely to be adorned across Shoreditch) were toddler-style reins made of Chanel-esque gold chain intertwined with black leather. There were also a lot of Wayfarers in white or black proving that these sunglasses stand as a fashion staple for another season.
There was something for the paps too, as PPQ fan Peaches Geldof made an appearance on the catwalk with extreme peroxide hair extensions scraped back in to a swinging ponytail. She closed the show in a white, spaghetti strap dress with a tu-tu skirt featuring the tartan print.