London Fashion Week Day 1

Dear Shaded Viewers,

This is a bit late but I’ll give it to you now, day by day. My first show was Lulu Kennedy’s Fashion East. Fashion East has been the launch pad for designers such as – Blaak, Jonathan Saunders, Emma Cook, House of Jazz, Marios Schwab, Richard Nicoll and London’s beloved Gareth Pugh. This season the star designer among those presented was Louise Goldin with her sexy beaded knitwear.
This was my first show and after meeting up with Robb Young it was fun to run into my London friends and a few of’s correspondents like Martin Webb from Tokyo and Carlos Prada from Milan.
Colin McDowell, the force behind Fashion Fringe
Martin Webb our man in Tokyo
Andrew Tucker

I met Manish Arora this spring when the festival of Hyeres invited an Indian delegation to the South of France. I was delighted by his use of colour and print. Maria Luisa, of the boutique bearing her name in Paris, was wearing a huge smile throughout his show.
Manish is known for his skirts so I decided to show you a few of his dresses and trousers instead.
We went backstage to congratulate Manish and ran into Isabella who had been on the press trip to Delhi that I had missed due to my lack of a visa problem.
Isabella Blow, Manish and DP and , of course, Double Trouble at the Manish Arora after show party
There were lots of parties afterwards, but Robb, Carlos and I decided to just go home. On the way I ran into a huge and amazing dog.

Unfortunately the invitation for Todd Lynn’s show never arrived so like I told you earlier, I will see him in Paris and more news on him and his collection later,

show photo’s by Robb Young

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.