My good friend Lee Paton (Twitter – @Lee_Paton) introduced the world to his new AW 2012/13 collection last night, and we were granted exclusive access backstage to capture the event in all of its glory.
Guests were greeted by the lovely chaps of Hendricks Gin, who had created some very tasty cocktails especially for the night. As we awaited the opening of the show room, a video of Captain Scott (who the show was themed around), played on a wall. The party was in full swing, and the best bit was still to come.
With the opening of the show doors, a slightly merry (thanks Hendricks) crowd filled the room, and the show began. Patrick Wolf opened it with an accapella folk song written using Captain Scott’s last words, and continued into a requiem Patrick wrote for his expedition. A moving tribute to a great British legend, and a tear could be seen on the biggest bears in the room.
As the music continued the model’s took to the catwalk. Lee presented us with a collection that we can only admire. Using his trademark love for taxidermy accessories, there were flashes of white pigeon, horn buttons, rabbit mitts, and some cheeky fox ear-muffs. Never have we been delighted by every outfit on a catwalk, but Lee did just that. It was a show to behold, and it was polished off with more gin inspired cocktails, and cupcakes.
Roll on the next collection we say, and watch out London Fashion Week as there is a new kid in town and he is coming to stuff you.
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