Thursday, 24 February 2011

Christopher Beales AW11

The white-washed walls of The Rag Factory, just off Brick Lane staged 'When the Crystal Crack'd' - the first AW collection from tailor extraordinaire, Christopher Beales. 
With experience as a pattern cutter for every level of fashion, from Alexander McQueen to Primark (yes, Primark!) Beales has finally launched his very own collection, and boy, are we pleased! His collection was really a breath of fresh air, and although it was presented on mannequins rather than real-life models, it was miles ahead of the below-parr presentation seen at Ada Zandition earlier in the day.
Delivering a range of pieces, from printed silk blouses to fuchsia dresses adorned with deadly silver spikes and chains, topped off by an ominous looking lock and key, Beales' expertise clearly shone through in the perfectly cut tailored black jackets.

With a glass of champagne in hand, admiring Beales' 16-piece collection was nothing less than a real treat and a wonderful end to day 1 of London Fashion Week.

words and photos: Amy Edgar