Gray is so not Grey


I know your game, Ms. Louise Gray (do I address you as Mrs now you're MAWWIED?).  I've got you sussed out.  You are trying to push everything else out of my wardrobe come spring summer 2010 and I'm going to end up SOLELY wearing Louise Gray because I was all weak-headed at your presentation on Saturday and completely fell head ove heels in love with your entire S/S10 collection.  I'm rarely ever a head-to-toe kind of person but with the number of separates you have here, all pulled together in such a way that renders it impossible for me NOT to outfit them in exactly the same kind of way.  Even though that is completely lame and lemming-like and exactly the opposite of how I dress myself.  Again, Ms. Gray has a mystical way of putting these notions into my head. 

Your bright orange do is out to hypnotise me into buying every single thing until I have to beg my mysterious rich Greek landlord (I have never met him…he's somewhat of a mystery to us…) to work out some kind of delayed payment terms.  When I walked in, Tommy of Jak and Jil immediately said that the whole collection was completely 'me'… doh… wonder what gave him that idea, Louise eh?  The distressed quality of the layered fabrics, the patterns, the pairing of different sheer fabrics, the colour combinations, the ideas of layering the different components together, Judy Blame's trashbag additions, Nicholas Kirkwood's flash of fluro orange in the shoes… gah, I could go on…

Above all, Louise, against the tide of nudes, pastels and softy softy, you knocked some colourful sense into my brain and whilst I'm probably going to veer into the pastel tide come summer, some of your outfits here will surely be in my wardrobe to inject some maximalism into it…



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31 Replies to “Gray is so not Grey”

  1. Wow, this collection is great! So creative! I can see it inspiring people to drag out not worn stuff from their closets and rip it up. The spray paint is cool, but where I live, might get busted for tagging =)
    Yes inspiring!

  2. I love how your blog really introduces these amazing secret labels that I probably could never find on my own! The third picture is so lovely and inspirational. <3

  3. Ha, I thought the exact same thing when I saw her collection – total Susie Bubble. I take it nothing is going to get in the way of getting your hands on some of these pieces!
    The textures are fantastic – I’m all over the dress with the red-orange fabric sticking out of the top and bottom of the indigo and pale yellow top. Boy, these pieces are much harder to describe than most!

  4. I really feel that Louise Gray is by a mile the most exciting thing in London at the moment, she really is what she makes she is authentic you can see the passion and the integrity shine through, she’s doing what she wants and not trying to follow some prescribed please Anna Wintour route that the whole of British fashion seems to be about these days… since when did British fashion start being measured by American Vogue anyhow…. she may not be huge by this time next week but I predict she will have a major impact on fashion sometime soon..

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  6. awesome collection, great colors
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  7. Can’t believe I missed this presentation! I actually prefer presentations to shows after LFW- I love how you can see/ touch the clothes better. Thank you for the close-ups Susie, you get a better feel for these pieces!!
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    Thanks! xx

  8. i KNEW when i saw this collection that you’d love it too. i almost wrote in my post on it “susie would prob. wear this whole collection”

  9. In that picture of the two models together, I love that dress on the left. The orange and the blue look wonderful against one another and the skirt looks such an interesting texture. I’m a sucker for Louise Gray…

  10. I want that to be me.
    I want to watch my models strutt the catwalk.
    I want to be proud.
    I want susie to write about me on style bubble.
    I want Vogue to rave about my collection.
    I want to be known in London, Paris, Milan, New York.
    I want to be fahsion.

  11. In that picture of the two models together, I love that dress on the left. The orange and the blue look wonderful against one another and the skirt looks such an interesting texture. I’m a sucker for Louise Gray…

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