London Fashion Week - MORE Stylish Neighbours

London Fashion Week seems a long time ago now.  I imagine most of the designers will have already turned their thoughts to their next collections.  I myself have been looking at free form faceted cabochons in shimmering shades of tourmaline and aquamarine.  In amongst that, a capsule collection is being developed for a new online retail site that I will be signing up with soon.

But before heading back to the workbench I wanted to share with you the work of my two other stylish neighbours during London Fashion Week in the showroom spaces at Somerset House.

Conqueror, Gold by Marion Ayonote from her Couture Collection
First up, Marion Ayonote.  She was showing her diffusion MA collection which she kindly and eloquently explained to me.  Inspired by the mountainous landscapes of Israel, the shoes were a kaleidoscope of saturated hues.  You can find out more about her work here

And finally, last, but by no means least, a veteran in the shoe world, Dr Martens!  They had an impressive array of evolved and diverse boots and shoes that stay true to their heritage and core values.  Their representative, Mathew Forster, showed a real pride in the brand, highlighting the fact that the boots are still made in the UK and was excited about some of the new designs that incorporate British woven silks and some really interesting updated brogue patterns.  Dr Martens prove that you can always keep redesigning your classic styles; they look as fresh and rebellious as they did in the 1960's.

Dr Martens 1460 Boot 
More on Dr Martens here

And so, a final farewell to London Fashion Week and all my very stylish neighbours.  It was a pleasure indeed.

I have some hard work ahead of me, so expect some updates from the work bench over the next few weeks