Upon the big smoke this week fell skyscraper heels, skinny silhouettes and some crazy fashion designs.  London Fashion Week, so far and as expected, has been a roaring success.  Models for some of the biggest names in high fashion have strutted their stuff down the catwalks, showcasing some of the hottest looks for Autumn/Winter 2012. 

Yes, there’s been some ‘what the hell?’ ensembles and a few tumbles here and there, but we don’t want to hear about that.  We want to be jealous that we’re not there, we want to wish we were the ones shooting quick snaps of Kate Moss and Pixie Geldof eagerly awaiting the next runway show and we want to be the ones rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in fashion.

For some up-and-coming designers, this was a dream come true.  The Central Saint Martins student fashion collection was a must-see student catwalk show.  18 graduating MA fashion student’s collections were sent down the runway and they featured some of the craziest, if not awe-inspiring, designs we’ve seen so far.

Central Saint Martins has born some of the greatest talents in British Fashion.  Think, Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane.  It’s no wonder then, that this student fashion collection was eagerly anticipated and scrutinised by front row celebrities and fashion fans.

Down the runway came over 200 insanely beautiful looks which could be mistaken for slightly bizarre (in a good way, of course).  The show opened with a long haired model sporting a brightly coloured tunic, fringed creepers and Olympic headdress.

There were some out-there designs which of course, couldn’t be worn out and about, but that’s what London Fashion Week is all about.  Expressing creativity, the collection was more than experimental.  Every day household objects like bike inner tubes and plastic shopping bags took centre stage as did geometric shapes stuck to stick-like figures.

On the normal side of life, there was an array of creative prints and beautiful knits which grabbed the attention of the many on-lookers.  As the show drew to a close, the atmosphere buzzed with those overwhelmed with the sheer amount of talent displayed on the runway.

The archaism, cults and Balenciaga that inspired this collection reminded the audience of the stark potential of these emerging designers that one day could adorn the windows of shops and pages of high fashion magazines.

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