It’s fashion, darling!
It’s as if the fashion crowd hibernate all winter and then suddenly crawl out from their lairs wearing extreme colours, clashes and patterns with six-inch heels to finish off their quirky and often ridiculous outfits. I hasten to add these fashion folk are simply dressed up to the nines for one reason only — to be papped! They dress to be seen and each outfit has been constructed to turn-heads and gain fashion celebrity status. For the “normal” fashion editors and bloggers amongst us, there to actually work, Fashion Week is about looking effortlessly stylish at the same time as feeling comfortable. Nobody said that fashion is meant to be comfortable, so that’s the main hurdle to leap, especially when it comes to footwear. Hours of standing, waiting, taking notes, rushing from one show to the other and working 15-hour days are just part of the job. The buzz and adrenaline is like nothing else. It’s chaotic but in a wonderful and exciting way. With new designers launching their debut collections while old favourites continue to dazzle, there’s so much to look forward to for AW17. Even if you’re reading this thinking, “Can’t we just enjoy the coming spring and summer before wishing it away with autumn and winter fashion?” it’s worth taking note of which trends will come and go and which will remain. That way you can make sensible purchases now and get your money’s worth till at least the end of the calendar year. Take some style notes!