LFW | Manuel Facchini

Sunday, 22 February 2015

The first fashion week show I attended was the Manuel Facchini showcase, and it definitely didn't disappoint. Manuel Facchini used London Fashion Week as his international debut, with his women's wear collection entirely 100% made in Italy. He described his collection saying, "It draws on a sharp contrast between different worlds" and further going on to say "On the one hand, the rocker, gothic atmospheres seen in the prints and in the intense, original graphic motifs. One the other, the sports world with it's technical fabrics, including neoprene, and it's sports references".

I have never in my life attended a real fashion show at London Fashion Week and was so surprised to be given an invitation for such an amazing designer. As it was my first show and first of the day I didn't know what to expect, so as I walked to the destination, I was about an hour too early but once the time came around, it was in a really cool venue called 'Circus', situated quite close to Somerset House, which was brilliant. Inside the venue, I was guessing was a restaurant/cocktail bar. It was quite dim lighting, with jewelled curtains by the bar, really cool. In the centre was a smallish catwalk, I didn't actually realise before I went that it was more a showroom, but it was awesome. And there was champagne!

Then the beautiful models walked out and onto the platform wearing an absolutely amazing collection. I used to think that Fashion Week was full of weird clothes that no one would actually wear but I was totally wrong, I would literally wear everything in this collection, it had me written all over it. Monochrome and structured pieces, the collection was also quite feminine, yet with a slightly masculine silhouette's, which I thought was great. I also love that some of the dresses had a thin yellow belt around the waists on the models, just to add that nice pop of colour, and brighten the collection up a little.

Another huge aspect that plays apart is the pattern/print. The Aztec has definitely made a return, it was here a couple of years ago and then slightly disappeared and now it's back and it looks incredible, it's eye catching yet suttle due to the monochrome.
2 comments on "LFW | Manuel Facchini"
  1. love these clean lines and geometrical prints!
    following you on bloglovin' and twitter. hope you'll look for me too. see you around!

    a possible fantasy

    1. me too! :) and thanks! I've followed you too! x