Who I Follow: London Fashion Week with @catherinealpines
In the #WhoIFollow series, we ask Instagrammers to share their favorite people to follow. For more photos and videos from London Fashion Week as it unfolds, browse the #LFW14 hashtag and follow singer @catherinealpines, fashion blogger @susiebubble, designers @eudonchoi, @viviennewestwoodofficial and venue @somersethouselondon.
"Music and fashion are my two great loves," says Alpines (@alpinesmusic) frontwoman Catherine Pockson (@catherinealpines). “Every time I go to London Fashion Week I am struck by the infectious energy in the air. Each year, you can guarantee that boundaries in fashion design will be pushed and new talent will flourish.”
Here, Catherine recommends her favorite shows and venues to visit during London Fashion Week 2014 and reminds fashionistas hotstepping the shows to pack your flats, wear pastel shades no matter the weather and follow her favorite “FROWer” (front rower) fashion blogger Susie Lau (@susiebubble).
"The designer I am most looking forward to seeing is Eudon Choi (@eudonchoi). Choi used our song ‘Cocoon’ in the film for his collection for River Island and is deeply talented and trained in the art of tailoring. Choi skillfully blends masculine yet feminine, using sartorial techniques and masculine cuts to shape the female form.
"On February 15, I’m looking forward to Antipodium (@antipodium)—known for creating simple and subverted classics with a twist of kink. I am also excited by Dominic Jones’ (@dominicjonesjewellery) jewelry presentation. Dom became a fan of our music early on and we modeled for his collection in 2011. Every year he surprises me with his work.
"I have been obsessed with Vivienne Westwood (@viviennewestwoodofficial) since I was at school. Her show is on February 16, along with Mary Katrantzou (@marykatrantzou) and Topshop Unique.
"To round off the week, on February 18, I’ll be watching KTZ (@ktz_official) and Meadham Kirchhoff’s shows. The KTZ brand is known for playing with urban and indigenous silhouettes, as well as a strong emphasis on symbols, icons and pattern. Meadham Kirchhoff, on the other hand, are playful storytellers, designing pieces that entwine nostalgia and modernity.”
"As well as the infamous catwalk shows, there is also the hub of designers showcasing their work throughout the week within the rooms of Somerset House (@somersethouselondon). These rooms exhibit emerging talent across the board in all fields ranging from luxe, knitwear and street wear. The designers which I am most excited about are Georgia Hardinge (hardingegeorgia), Claire Barrow (@claire_barrow) and jewelry designer Mawi (@mawijewellery). I have been fortunate enough to borrow Georgia Hardinge’s pieces on a few occasions, most notably in a music video for a track I co-wrote called 'Tidal Wave' with Subfocus.”