We check out the new collections from Nicopanda and Marta Jakubowski on the second day of London Fashion Week.
One of the bonuses of fashion week is that the shows take you all over the city and into secret venues. Nicopanda was at 25 Tavistock Street in Covent Garden with it's painted ceilings, crumbling walls and industrial interior which had been decorated with giant disco balls casting shards of light around the room.
The brainchild of designer and style icon Nicola Formichetti, the bright and colourful collection features ready-to-wear designs paired with playful accessories. Set to a soundtrack of 90's and 00's pop hits, models took to the runway in leopard skin, cowboy hats and devil horns.
Unisex, bold and unafraid, some notable pieces of the collection included a pink skeleton playsuit, revealing fishnet dresses paired with puffer jackets and a pair of Mean People Suck print leggings.
What's in the bag?
The goodie bag was the best so far featuring a limited edition Nicopanda t-shirt.
The catwalk continued out onto the street after the show as guests proudly showed off their Nicopanda pieces to the photographers.
Marta Jakubowski was next on the calendar with her catwalk show at Store X. Having graduated in MA Womenswear from the Royal College of Art London, she was invited to show at fashion week as part of the NEWGEN initiative.
Admired for her minimalist aesthetic, the collection featured colourful silks, candy stripes and bandage dresses paired with chain belts, hoop earrings and large plastic sun hats.
The collection is a celebration of the female body, in both attitude and tailoring. Fittingly, the show made history as the first to feature a model using a breast pump on the catwalk, as mother of two Valeria Garcia modelled the world's first silent breast pump under her pant suit.
What's in the bag?
The goodie bags were sponsored by Gold Collagen and featured a hydrogel mask, Gold Collagen mini and a liquid hair growth supplement.