London Fashion Week
While there are so many exciting shows to look forward to at London Fashion Week-like the forever-cool collections from Mulberry, Burberry Prorsum, and Christopher Kane, to name a few-in our opinion, nothing really compares to the week's uber-stylish and perennially chic attendees. Whether it's our beloved British trendsetters (Sienna Miller and Edie Campbell) or a handful of our usual favorites (Anna Wintour and Olivia Palermo), the storied city consistently produces some of the best and most drool-inducing ensembles around. That said, we've spent countless hours searching for the most noteworthy looks from LFW's fabulous parties and front rows and put them all together in one amazing edition of Fashion Scene. As always, we hope you enjoy today's featured looks!
WHO: Sienna Miller
WHAT: Hanging with friends at the Matthew Williamson S/S 12 after-party on Saturday.
WEAR: We're not surprised that Sienna Miller found a spot on our best-dressed list; after all, the British actress knows a thing or two about how to put together a truly memorable ensemble. This time, we're applauding the look she created for Matthew Williamson's S/S 12 after-party, which consisted of a visually intriguing ombre jacket from said designer, paired with a Twenty8Twelve gray tee, and black 7 For All Mankind jeans. The casual-yet-chic mix is quite cool, making it a an obvious winner in our opinion.
WHO: Laura Bailey
WHAT: Snapped at the Mulberry S/S 12 show on Saturday.
WEAR: Laura Bailey fit right in with the theme of Mulberry's S/S 12 show-and with fall's animal-print obsession for that matter-when she showed up in the British brand's bird-print, dropped waist Scarf Dress ($950) in Owl Brown Fabulous Finches from the F/W 11 collection. In addition to the frock's darling pattern, we also couldn't help but notice her covetable Mulberry Oversized Tillie Bag ($1650, 212.835.4700), which makes her entire outfit that much more notable in our book.
WHO: Olivia Palermo
WHAT: Front row at the Toni & Guy S/S 12 hair show at Somerset House last Thursday.
WEAR: The Fashion Week circuit wouldn't be the same without an appearance from the always-chic Olivia Palermo, which is why we were beyond excited when we sighted the trendsetter on the very first day of LFW, front row at the Toni & Guy hair show. We completely approve of Palermo's take on the colorblocking trend, which she achieved by teaming a bright orange Freda top with pink Daryl K leather pants and a cobalt blue Jaeger clutch. To balance her vibrant ensemble, Palermo incorporated a few neutral accents, including a tan 3.1 Phillip Lim cardigan and suede Elizabeth and James shoes.
WHO: Kate Moss
WHAT: Arriving at the Mulberry S/S 12 show on Saturday.
WEAR: While Meredith Melling Burke took the cake with her laidback denim-on-denim outfit back in New York, Kate Moss is definitely our all-denim winner for London. The model looked fabulous at the Mulberry S/S 12 show in the British brand's Gems Shirt ($500, 212.835.4700) in Light Blue Denim tucked into the equally light-wash Ankle Jeans ($310, 212.835.4700). We like that she incorporated some downtown cool into her look via a pair of vintage below-the-knee boots, a fedora, and loads of Annina Vogel jewelry.
WHO: Claudia Schiffer
WHAT: Spotted at the Fashion Fringe show on Saturday.
WEAR: In support of emerging British designers, Claudia Schiffer joined the judging panel for the 2011 Fashion Fringe show held on Saturday. The stunning model turned up for the event in an eye-catching Basso & Brooke dress-the designer duo won the first ever Fashion Fringe award back in 2004-that she cinched at the waist with a thick black leather belt. We're huge fans of Schiffer's awe-inspiring frock, especially its futuristic geo-print, which has an Alexander McQueen feel to it.
WHO: Anna Wintour
WHAT: En route to the Matthew Williamson S/S 12 show on Sunday.
WEAR: Sure, we get giddy at the sight of our favorite editors dashing from one show to the next, but nothing beats spotting the one-and-only Anna Wintour. Vogue's Editor-In-Chief stepped out for the Matthew Williamson S/S 12 show last weekend, and made quite the statement in a multi-colored gridlock-print coat-Prada's Gabardine Natte Coat ($3980, similar styles available at select Prada boutiques) to be exact. While the jacket alone makes for a memorable ensemble, we were particularly pleased with the way she kept it buttoned so that it doubled as a dress!
WHO: Irina Lazareanu
WHAT: Photographed at the Mulberry S/S 12 show on Saturday.
WEAR: All it takes is just a few standout accessories to really elevate a look, as demonstrated by Irina Lazareanu. The Canadian model showed up at the Mulberry S/S 12 show on Saturday wearing a tan button-up shirt with a pair of black wide leg trousers, but it was her intricately-detailed accents-specifically a layered chain necklace and beaded, undone tie-that added interest to her understated separates, resulting in a chic, feminine-masculine look.
WHO: Edie Campbell
WHAT: Celebrating Matthew Williamson's S/S 12 collection at an after-party at the Tate Modern museum on Saturday.
WEAR: It doesn't matter if it's spring or fall, it's always a good idea to have a versatile coat on hand for LFW, as demonstrated by Edie Campbell. The British model had the right idea when she wore her menswear-inspired Burberry Prorsum camel coat with a cropped blue and black striped top she picked up from eBay and a pair of Whistles shorts. To keep her legs warm, Campbell layered black opaque tights under her shorts, and finished her look with a pair of black Church's oxfords.
WHO: Mary Charteris
WHAT: Feting the opening of Roberto Cavalli's Sloane Street boutique on Saturday.
WEAR: You can always count on a delightfully quirky ensemble from Mary Charteris, and the up-and-coming model certainly didn't disappoint at LFW. We spotted Charteris at the Mathew Williamson S/S 12 after-party and we're completely smitten with her tiered rainbow maxi skirt. We love the way she teamed the bright skirt with her favorite skull-emblazoned vintage t-shirt and a leather jacket for an unexpected, yet very fashionable styling choice.
WHO: Bip Ling
WHAT: Arriving to the Unique S/S 12 show on Saturday.
WEAR: Model/fashion blogger Bip Ling assembled a front-row worthy outfit with the help of a Topshop Dalmatian-print kimono blouse paired with Topshop Unique's Leather Lace Up Shorts ($240) and Mary Jane Ribbon Shoes ($200). To punch of her black and white mix, Ling accessorized with a lime green Louis Vuitton bag and went for a bright pink lip. Additionally, we approve of the way she styled her hair in a high bun, which gives the overall look a polished finish.-Jessica Baker