My first show during LFW was Caroline Charles, in the BFC show space at Somerset House. Entering the tent gave me quite a rush! Unfortunately, the lighting was a tad poor, so my photos all turned out blurry.
The summer collection from Caroline Charles is ladylike, but not too fussy. It's not for girls - Caroline Charles designs for women. As smooth jazz music played in the background, models strutted wearing retro-inspired silhouettes. Though not very bold in color, there's definitely quite a bit of it - predominantly coral and navy blue.
Blue makes an appearance in a few distinct shades, including a deep cobalt and navy. A few models are topped with adorable boater hats, adding a retro vibe.
Floral prints are limited to two shades - white and navy or coral and navy. The silhouettes are relatively simple, and sunglasses adorn faces. These looks make me think of lunch on a yacht - sophisticated, but not too prim or overdone.
There's also a few more suited options - a spotty print appears on pants as well as a shirt, and simple white blouses are tucked into classic black trousers.
Perhaps my favorite part of the collection were the beaded pieces - gorgeous! Definitely more formal than the rest of the show, these tops add a dose of glamour and elegance to the black bottoms. Paired with ribbon chokers, these are just lovely.
What are your thoughts on the collection?
All images via Elleuk.com