The show opened with Paloma Faith wowing the crowd with a short set. She looking absolutely radiant in a brown leather midi pencil skirt with an orange blouse and oversized bow, and it was a great way to get an already excited crowd even more hyped.
As for the catwalk show itself, the collection is the best yet to come from F&F. There were so many beautifuly tailored pieces, and a real mixture of textures with real suede and faux fur offering a fashionable contrast. The colour palette was an unconventional mixture, with pinks, berry and camel shades thrown against teal and orange for an eye-catching clash. It was a bold move, with some of the prints and shades feeling more Summery in tone, but when paired with statement stoles and stunning coats, the separates form a really coherent AW range.
The silhouette was all about layering, with high waisted trousers paired with big bows and shrunken jackets for a vintage inspired style with a modern twist. Faux fur was also abundant, with the variety of statement stoles definitely turning heads.
It's hard to pin down my favourite pieces, as I'd wear almost all of it immediately. If I had to choose though, the berry maxi and red dress with floating sleeves would probably be it. I also fell in love with the white circular lace dress, which is the perfect item for the late Summer to Autumn transition. It's daintiness lends itself well for layering chunky knits and big boots, whilst also being the perfect Summer holiday dress.
This is without a doubt my favourite collection from F&F, and as much as I love the sunshine, I now cannot wait for Autumn to arrive!
Until next time,
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