FNO London: Vogue’s Style Session at Browns

During London Fashion’s Night Out last Wednesday, I attended Vogue’s Style Session at Browns.  Miranda Almond, Senior Fashion Editor at Vogue, guided us through three key trends for AW10.  I have to say, Miranda may be a master of the written word and have the ability to style a breath-taking fashion editorial (see From Sheer to Eternity and Kate Moss Undressed Glamour) but a confident public speaker she is not.  Luckily for me, I was sitting on the front row (next to Jaquetta Wheeler – hurrah!) so was able to follow but the ladies at the back must have resorted to swooning deafly over the outfits and swigging back their Belevedere lime vodka.

Trend 1: Camel
Miranda reassured us that camel can be worn easily with other tones of camel, brown and leopard print.  I like this trend because it’s wearable at work.  I don’t like to spend money on weekend clothes because I only get to wear them 2 days out of 7 and those days are usually all about comfort.

Leopard print shoes by Christian Louboutin
Short camel jacket by Chloe
Long camel coat by Carven

Trend 2: Lace
Miranda gave us some wise words about the amount of flesh that is safe to show while wearing lace (i.e. little).  She also suggested wearing it with leather to balance the femininity with a bit of rough.

Lace wrap dress on model by Alexander McQueen
Black velvet court shoes by Rupert Sanderson

Trend 3: Military
Miranda introduced us to aviator jackets, navy coats and parkas and declared that this was her favourite trend owing to its practicality.  She was especially enamoured with the huge pockets in the checked parka.

Maxi dress by Saloni
Shearling aviator jacket by Burberry Prorsum
Shearling shoes by Alexanda McQueen

And a close up of the shoes because they are beautiful:

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