London Fashion Week Preview: Fri 15th Feb (day six)
Who's showing today?
LFW Schedule: Allegra Hicks, Graeme Black, Gavin Douglas, Peter Jensen, Aminaka Wilmont, Unconditional, MAN, Central Saint Martins MA, Julien Macdonald.
Off Schedule: Ioannis Dimitrousis, Louise Amstrup, Daydream Nation, Pierre Garroudi.
What do we expect?
The final day of Fashion Week is usually slightly quieter than the days that preceed it, but with than man our Hannah calls 'Julien MacSparkle' closing the week, you can expect glitz, glam and excess right until the last stiletto struts off the runway and the moet starts to pour at the first of many closing parties. After loads of mini skirts last year, we're hoping he'll go back to the long and luscious dresses that we usually see on his catwalk.
Another one to watch is Gavin Douglas, who's gone from strength to strength since winning the fashion fringe competition in 2006. He offers up beautifully feminine pieces with a retro twist, inspired - in previous seasons - by everything from the Black Victorians exhibition in Manchester to chic 40s women with smart suits and victory rolled hair. This year what era will he look to for inspiration?
We know the students of Central Saint Martins will deliver the goods when it comes to amazing new talent and crazy, artistic designs, and I'll also be interested to see what Peter Jensen does to liven up fashion with his light-hearted attitude to trends.
Finally, if you're interested in menswear, the MAN show is the one to watch. Bringing together some of the best mens clothing in the capital, this one is bound to float the boat of our Brandish boys.
[Pictures: previous collections from Julien Macdonald, Peter Jensen and Gavin Douglas]