Blonde ambition at Felder Felder AW12 for London Fashion Week
German siblings, Annette and Daniela Felder, who have now come to call London their home, make up the second designer duo to complete my first day at London Fashion Week. No strangers to the London Fashion Week schedule, Felder Felder's Autumn Winter 2012 collection entitled "Blonde" (not unlike the designer pair themselves) was an all round people pleasing selection, of which I'm sure most could find something to like/love or want/need.
A star studded front row, including Alexandra Burke, Grace Woodward and our very own Zara Martin waited eagerly for the show to start. The show began with prints and tones which spanned a spectrum of mineral-esque colours with a real earthy feel coming through. Textures were combinations of smooth silks and contrasting shearling, metallic textured knits and
embellished sheers. The offering moved on from here with rose gold metallics in structured shapes and full flippy skirts. Loose cropped knits were a welcome addition bringing the collection back to the ultimately ready to wea, which Felder Felder do best. The ethnic feel continued with textured knit fringing and colourful abstract prints which referenced bold sunsets in abstract colours. A few stand out maxi length dresses were real highlights, in the same abstract print but with thigh high splits and stylish cut outs. A few hushed whispers were to be heard when a very, dare I say it, Mark Fast -esque dress was sent down the runway in bold orange with loose crochet knit texture and loose fringing (very similar to his SS12 offering).
Something to take from the collection (and a rarity at many a fashion week show) is Felder Felder's ability to offer real wear-ability and realism within their collection, and this one was no different. More varied in scope and size then we've seen before, the runway played host to a selection of items which could make up an all-bases-covered capsule collection, and a stylish one at that. Check it out for yourself in the video below and let us know what you think!