It's that time of year again! I am always excited when the designers are announced for Fashion in Motion at the V&A, which I would describe as an exhibition in fashion show form. As much as I enjoy looking at a static display, clothing is intended to be styled and worn and sometimes taken out of context. I've always admired the quirky sort of character Peter Jensen designs for, so when I managed to bag a ticket for the 8pm showing, I was extremely excited. The shows feature collections from a mixture of different seasons, though somehow due to the strength of the brand identities involved, all the looks makes sense together. Each collection is based on a certain female muse and somehow Jensen manages to make the unconventional extremely wearable with flattering cuts and unusual detailing such as the print which reminded me of Paul Frank. I somehow legitimately ended up in the photographer's pit (no wrestling for space a la fashion week here) and managed to snap a few decent photos despite worrying about the fly stuck in my camera.
Consider the latest book added to the non-existent Christmas list. I am even more determined to visit the sample sale happening in a few weeks to bagsy one of Jensen's past pieces. I'm not particularly fussy (but am determined to find either the collared jumper or dress above). Who's with me?