All Shored Up

All Shored Up

Home14 september 2010 (Video and Photograph by Ben Toms, Stylist Katie Shillingford)

>> My pounding out the King Night track by Salem (I blame Givenchy S/S 11 – easily the best show soundtrack of the season tied with Chanel's Paris Orchestra epic, no?) led me onto some Salem soul-searching which then led me onto some random clicking onto the desktop which led me onto this Craig Lawrence folder I had made when I was coughing up all kinds of nasty stuff during London Fashion Week and so for half an hour or so, Salem's less pounding-tracks on the album went hand in hand with Lawerence's beautiful mermaid-inspired knitwear creations. The collection married up fantasy and reality whereas before Lawrence's knits were purely wayward beauties to look upon, this time round, you REALLY want to be the one slinking around in his Japanese Kyototex metallic yarn knitted dresses, dragging your feet in wet sand and watching the sea change tides once or twice.  The streamlined and longer shapes that Lawrence has gone for I think helps elevate his immense knitwear skills to a level where the fantasy element is still heightened but you can also see people feasibly wearing this stuff.  It helps of course that there's a referencing of Greek mythology (Classics Civilisation and Latin GCSE/A-Level all the way maaaaan….) with the colours of sirens' wings shimmering in the iridescent dresses.  The vision is made utterly complete with the film which I think was done somewhere near Eastbourne, proving you can waft away in dreams in the most unexpected of places together with the presentation below during LFW which had girls in grey-tinged loose fish tail plaits and matching Kyototex yarn shoes made by Atalanta Weller.   Another new collaboration for Craig is working with Fannie Schiavoni on some chainmail detailing which is worked into the side seams of dresses, a subtle toughening and weighting down of the sensual dresses.  

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  1. Tiffanys Small World

    2010-10-08 at 11:29 AM

    nice video!love all the outfits!
    http://tiffanyssmallworld.blogspot.com

  2. Penny Dreadful Vintage

    2010-10-08 at 11:51 AM

    Very beautiful indeed, very sensual with all those textures.
    http://pennydreadfulvintage.blogspot.com/

  3. urban celebrity

    2010-10-08 at 12:32 PM

    I love the white dress, its so beautiful!

  4. diane

    2010-10-08 at 1:30 PM

    Sensual is a good way to describe these Susie.
    The video is really nice, even though the eerie music creeped me out a little bit.

  5. Doni Brown

    2010-10-08 at 2:15 PM

    Lovely video and the dresses are fab!
    Check out my blog!
    http://thefreakoffashion.blogspot.com

  6. Darling Bird

    2010-10-08 at 2:49 PM

    The distressed fabric is beautiful. Some of that knitwear looks like fish scales alot of stuff like that at Premier vision in Paris. Embrace the sea !

  7. Laura

    2010-10-08 at 3:51 PM

    I LOVE this. I want to move somewhere near the Equator and wear nothing but these dresses and the shorts and top from the video. For the rest of my life. I might just learn to machine-sow just to attempt a cheap imitation.
    I’m generally not that into fashion, although your blog is starting to awaken in me a certain love for it. Congrats on the great job Suzie!

  8. Lois

    2010-10-08 at 4:27 PM

    love the looks!
    Lois
    http://teabaglove.blogspot.com/

  9. angela

    2010-10-08 at 4:54 PM

    so beautiful! love the braids too..xx

  10. alice

    2010-10-08 at 6:28 PM

    they’re like mermaids:)
    alice
    http://spottedinflorence.wordpress.com/

  11. moi

    2010-10-08 at 6:54 PM

    Posted king knight on facebook ages ago… amazed it isn’t more recognised amongst the masses yet… Check out Labyrinth Ear, they’re happening. As for Lawrence, HOT. Forgot about those arm warmers!

  12. Christel

    2010-10-08 at 9:43 PM

    c’est beau, brut et barbare ces fils, ces trous, ces tresses !
    http://selenite.weebly.com/

  13. rachael

    2010-10-08 at 10:21 PM

    Love the hairstyles for this photo shoot…so pretty!
    http://www.rachaeldiab.blogspot.com

  14. Stylista

    2010-10-08 at 11:54 PM

    Ohhhh…these are so beautiful and pretty. I especially love the hair and that first white dress.
    http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

  15. escalante blogger

    2010-10-09 at 2:31 AM

    She looks so different. A very attractive looking woman.

  16. tanya

    2010-10-09 at 4:18 AM

    susie you look beautiful here:
    http://thestreethearts.com/2010/10/susie/
    so nice to see you pop up on one of my favourite streetstyle blogs! love your velvet jacket and im guessing it’s vintage? it’s simply wonderful 🙂
    hope you’re having a swell day and a well-deserved break from fashion month!

  17. Shebelle

    2010-10-09 at 7:54 AM

    I love the hairdo. Looks even more prominence on dark hair. It also looks like everyone’s so into ‘makeup no-makeup’ atm.
    xx
    http://shebellec.blogspot.com

  18. Liana

    2010-10-09 at 8:08 AM

    omg this collection is so stunning! i love all the different textures and minimal color palette…that white dress is simply gorgeous 🙂

  19. gucci 2011

    2010-10-09 at 9:45 AM

    I love the way you directly get to the point,inspired

  20. melissa

    2010-10-09 at 10:53 AM

    incredible dresses! wow! <3
    http://www.abitoffashion.com

  21. noa sela

    2010-10-09 at 12:05 PM

    cool! i like the hair!
    http://www.nowse.blogspot.com

  22. The Little Dust Princess

    2010-10-09 at 11:45 PM

    I love the hair.

  23. pink

    2010-10-10 at 11:49 AM

    i love everything!!
    check out my fashion blog at http://thetalesofselfindulgence.blogspot.com

  24. workplace lawyers melbourne

    2010-10-13 at 7:53 AM

    great hair style and dreamy dresses, they look like angels withour wings

  25. Mojoblast

    2010-10-13 at 12:19 PM

    I loved all the outfits she has worn in the photos above. I am planning to buy these.

  26. Emily

    2010-10-14 at 11:49 PM

    what amazinggg pieces! totally inspiring!
    http://www.informalthing.blogspot.com

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