Danielle Scutt – No Walk of Shame

by Katie on February 20, 2011

Danielle Scutt’s collection, amusingly signposted the dress code as being ‘Walk of Shame’.  But, this ingenious bright spark showed more established London designers exactly how to get the balance right, whether it was the mix of the hip and the highbrow front row (with the doyenne, Suzy Menkes a central figure) to the mix of beautifully tailored and immaculately put together pieces walking the catwalk, all with an soupcon of humour that never went far enough East End to develop into full blown London irony, and was all the better for it.

Black tailored wool skirt suits were styled as ‘Soho media vixen getting lost in the Dean Street Shuffle’ rather than styled down beat.  This was as as closely akin to my nocturnal habits as it could get.  Add lashings of burnished gold jewellery, chic hair and a full blown lipstick sneer and you’ll be catching my drift.  Cleverly entwined mesh pieces, no doubt, took hours of hand working and managed to look both sexy and sophisticated. 

A flash of bright fuchsia came by way of a dress or overblown shirt with mesh back detailing to give a shock of colour to add to the putty mesh over nude base dresses that were shown.  A fine felted wool gathered skirt was incongruously paired with a slinky black jersey top but this worked – in contrast, in texture and in feel.

All in one tight pantsuits had sexy shoulder cut outs while puff sleeve short black jersey dresses rocked the late shift.  It was the refined yet raunchy navy jersey body skimming dresses that lit the collection showing the taste that Danielle Scutt has in droves.  There were mistakes, of course, namely the ‘Lipsy’ like crushed jersey velvet in emerald and purple but all in all, this was a collection that come next season, will be stepping up a gear in terms of LFW positioning and attendance. 
If you missed this show, believe me, you missed out.

Images kindly supplied by www.style.com

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