Just doing some London Fashion Week pre-planning. Read – fretting about how to fit in shows, work, a wedding and a birthday without self-combusting or sacrificing being a good reporter/friend/guest in the process.
Aside from that, I’m loving researching the On/Off Shows and Vauxhall Fashion Scout schedule. The well-known designers in the BFC tent hold an obvious allure, but there are also some real gems (and the occasional horror) to be found off schedule. Last year I was getting proper excited about David Koma and Katie Eary among others, and this year Krizia Robustella from Spain has caught my eye.
Describing her style as ‘Sports Deluxe’ her collections are an exercise in utility chic, without a hint of Gap beige in sight. The S/S 10 collection is awash with tropical pinks, yellows and blues offset with stoney grey. Comfort and luxury go hand in hand, paper-thin tshirts in sunset hues are cut racily low under the arms:
Excess parachute fabric makes a pink zip-up jacket look glamorous and casual in equal measure and I love the piled-high plaited bun that is at once practical and sexy (a look that every active girl worth her style salt wishes she could achieve).
The vibrant make-up suggests this line is for women who have fun and won’t go quietly into the night – but without the brash, neon excess of the Boombox generation. The sorbet colour palette suggests something softer and more focused than Nu Rave offered – the look is fresh and healthy rather than dramatic and dangerous.
The overall louche-luxe effect of the cuts, colour and styling suggest the range is equally about comfort as it is easy glamour . Krizia Robustella could be my new sports meets style heroine. Let’s hope her VFS show on Friday 17 September at 3pm doesn’t disappoint.
Pictures from Krizia Robustella website.
Credits: Photography Dizy Dias • Styling Gabriel Torres • Hair and Make-up Laia Rubiano • Model Inga Volskosh