LFW: Julien MacdonaldMonday, 18 February 2008
Going to one of Julien Macdonald's shows is nine out of ten times a splendid surprise. This season the show took place at The Hilton Hotel in the Ballroom, where he created a Russian Winter Wonderland. The catwalk was covered in snow and the dramatic lighting set the perfect tone.
The excitement for the Welsh designer's new collection was shared by the likes of Jamelia, Erin O’Connor, Leah Wood and Naomie Harris who were seated on the front row. When the show started, drama and glamour was added to the Russian theme. The collection presented fur miniskirts, grey knits decorated with grey baubles, gold shimmering floor length gowns, burnt orange dresses and a graduated grey fur coat.
Looking like Russian princesses, the models showed us one of the key looks for next winter. To create your own take on Julien Macdondald's designs, think chunky knits in a colour range of white, grey, black and orange.