Consider the latest book added to the non-existent Christmas list. I am even more determined to visit the sample sale happening in a few weeks to bagsy one of Jensen’s past pieces. I’m not particularly fussy (but am determined to find either the collared jumper or dress above). Who’s with me?
It’s that time of year again! I am always excited when the designers are announced for Fashion in Motion at the V&A, which I would describe as an exhibition in fashion show form. As much as I enjoy looking at a static display, clothing is intended to be styled and worn and sometimes taken out of context. I’ve always admired the quirky sort of character Peter Jensen designs for, so when I managed to bag a ticket for the 8pm showing, I was extremely excited. The shows feature collections from a mixture of different seasons, though somehow due to the strength of the brand identities involved, all the looks makes sense together. Each collection is based on a certain female muse and somehow Jensen manages to make the unconventional extremely wearable with flattering cuts and unusual detailing such as the print which reminded me of Paul Frank. I somehow legitimately ended up in the photographer’s pit (no wrestling for space a la fashion week here) and managed to snap a few decent photos despite worrying about the fly stuck in my camera.