Monday, 22 February 2016

London Fashion Week: Sophia Webster AW16

This February marks my second ever Fashion Week since starting at The Huffington Post UK and it's been such an incredible experience! As I've been so busy writing (click here to check out all our LFW coverage), I haven't really had time to put anything up on the blog - but I thought I'd make an exception for Sophia Webster. The super-cute shoe designer Sophia Webster kicked off day four of London Fashion Week with her presentation 'I Myself, Am Strange and Unusual'.

Her autumn/winter 2016 showcase was, you guessed it, 'Beetlejuice'-themed - as Webster's muse for the new season was Lydia Deetz (the character played by Winona Ryder in the 1988 film). AW16 played heavily on gothic romance - embracing a rich palette, decadent textures and embellishment that explored a darker side. Ethereal tulle and satin clothing creations by Edward Meadham complemented the collection, along with mesmerising headpieces by Jo Miller. While makeup artist Lisa Potter-Dixon for Benefit Cosmetics created an luxe-yet-eerie beauty look with feral brows and dark, blown-out smoky eyes.

The location couldn't have been more fitting either - held at the chapel of Soho's House of St Barnabas, with an installation of dried flowers and butterflies by artist Rebecca L Law. The most incredible part IMO? Webster's jaw-dropping 'Corpse Bride' installation - a spooky play on her classic 'Wifey For Lifey' slogan. Arghh I want it all! Would happily settle for the 'To Die For' beaded clutch bag though, as it is just that.
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