SELENE PEARSON is reporting live for wewomen.ca every day of Fashion Week.
Photos from Day Two
Full catwalk reports and photos
London is famous for launching hot designers, the kind that grab headlines and earn a visit from Anna Wintour herself.
Ours is a truly unique capital with the creative and the conceptual so it’s as important to visit the off-schedule shows, as it is to attend shows by the already established names.
We were bombarded by raw talent on day two of London Fashion Week with a medley of up-and-coming designers beginning with Blow Presents… at the Royal Festival Hall.
The off-schedule showcase is a platform for young start-ups, graduates and emerging talent to send their innovative designs down a catwalk.
This year we had a treat with four designers giving us an insight into their creative world with Charlie Le Mindu opening proceedings.
The Bergerac-born designer began his working life as a child prodigy in the French Hair Academy, cutting hair from teh age of 13, so it’s no surprise that his main medium for fashion design is, yes you guessed it – hair.
Architectural shapes and concealed faces, helmets and sculptural head dresses all fashioned from hair made up Le Mindu’s unique brand of ‘haute coiffure’.