PPQ Presentation of ROCKABELLA AW14 COLLECTION
My final presentation of Day 1 at London Fashion Week AW14 was attending the PPQ London Rockabella AW14 Collection at the Sanderson Hotel, and I must say what a way to finish the first day of fashion week. I was completely mesmerised by a collection that infused 50’s slick with a punk twist and exquisite fabrics.
The show was styled by Calvin Opaleye, hair was styled by Warren Holmes and makeup was by Liz Martins for Bobby Brown. Nails were by Ciate nail ambassador Grace Humphries. My eye was consistently drawn to the evocative footwear by KOS for PPQ.
The key Rockabella focus of the AW14 Collection’s was on the variety of fabrics and textures, from patent and lace to feathers and sheer. The collection was exciting and flamboyant, sexy, sassy but also delicate at its best. With the femininity of sheer and chiffon to the patent and leather this collection truly is an English love story that trances you into a journey of glamour, rock and elegance.
As you can see the key colours dominating this show were: pastels, metallics and black.
So many stunning fabrics featured in this collection: patent skirts and dresses, sheer tops and lace, mohair coats to subtle rose prints and furs this is vintage, rock and glamour intertwined at its best.
The brains behind PPQ are Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker who launched the label PPQ creating the inimitable style that continues to set the beat for London’s fashion drum today.
“PPQ are renowned for the drainpipe jean revolution dressing music maker’s including Amy Winehouse and Peter Doherty. The label’s signature smocks and modern cocktail dresses soon became fashion insider staples. Fashion’s best kept secret inevitably rolled off tongues and on to London Fashion Week’s official show calendar to continued success. Today, the design duo craft cutting-edge collections in strong shapes and bold prints incorporating elaborate fabrics in a spectrum of directional colours. Loyal PPQ fans include some of today’s hottest style icons and artists including Kirsten Dunst, Sienna Miller, Rihanna, Lily Allen, Naomie Harris, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Daisy Lowe, Alexa Chung and Peaches Geldof.” PPQ
I’m obsessed in the pvc and edginess of this collection but did you like it? I’d love to know if and what you’d buy from this collection? Please comment below or let’s chat via my twitter @naomikisted
By Style & Beauty Journalist Naomi Isted
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