PPQ asks a Pretty Personal Question… Do you Fez?

I’m a highstreet girl, but that doesn’t mean I don’t take style cues from the catwalks. The last London fashion Week offered some interesting inspiration, and one particular collection has really stuck in my head…

The PPQ show was the last of the first day at this year’s LFW, so the atmosphere was buzzy, almost celebratory. Which is odd, because this cheery lot fulfilled none of my fashion stereotypes. However, that is very PPQ. It’s the gang of hipsters (what is the collective term?), cool kids and extroverts. PPQ did reinvent the skinny jean after all. Oh yes, and the celebs that were there: Paloma Faith, Jamelia, Amber Rose and out of left field, Reggie Yates.

On to the after party: there were round the block queues to get into the curiously chosen Plaza Hotel, near Waterloo. Perhaps the venue choice had something to do with the coziness of last years, however, this impersonal hotel ballroom felt more conference than concept. A crowded bar and a set by the Like, who although likeable didn’t really blow me away, didn’t do anything to overcome the limitations of the location. However, what I was pleased to see was lots of cool kids wearing H&M. Seriously. I would have expected the fashion elite, not your high street super heroes to be the clothing of choice. What I saw was lots of oversized skirts in sheer fabrics and shorts.

The high street and high fashion really aren’t so far apart…


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