The biggest fashion show to ever happen in London! This latest collection ‘Fantasy’ focuses on his impeccably cut suits for which he has become famous.
I was over the moon to receive a guest ticket to Joshua Kane’s LFW catwalk show especially at the Palladium as my heart melts when I go into a decadent old London Theatre. The rich red velvets and gold colours around you. There is something special about the glamour of the past in London. When I arrived outside the iconic London Palladium I could feel the buzz in the air, spotting celebrity clients and the flashes of photographers cameras capturing everyone as they made there way inside. Passers by had stopped to watch and were snapping away on their phones. It felt more like a film premier than a fashion show.
The atmosphere inside was electric and everyone was eager to be seated. As the lights went down the audience went silent; the live quite eery but fabulous music began and then up came a short film starring Asa Butterfield who has starred in (Nanny McPhee, Miss Peregrine’s home for Peculiar Children, Hugo.) This was a theatrical treat for all the senses. The show fused together couture tailoring with groundbreaking digital effects. You can watch the short film and view this latest collection on Joshua Kane’s website www.joshuakanestore.com
When the models came out the audience cheered. It was easy to see the quality from a distance as the models walked around the audience for everyone to see. My personal favourite was Look 2 his English woven pink/black houndstooth three piece suit, embellished with laser cut and hand made flowers. Pink shirt & Black silk tie. You might think pink? Not most mens first colour choice but with the black it looks sharp.
Many of the models wore loafers with tassels which we love. It wasn’t just suits. The mens coats that were worn by the models were beautiful in greys, navies, blacks and houndstooth.
There are some fabulous close up shots on fashion photographer Rowben Lantion’s website. www.rowbenlantion.com
Joshua Kane is a genius at combining the traditions of the past with an eccentric new twist. I’m now saving for my first Joshua Kane suit.
Joshua Kane’s store is at 68 Great Portland Street W1.
Special thanks to my friend Rowben Lantion for allowing me to share his stunning photos he took behind the scenes and on the catwalk at the show. Check out his fantastic work on www.rowbenlantion.com