London Fashion Week is back again this time with a bang as Cara Delevingne caused a stir at Burberry when she rocked up with a sexy 90s ensemble, reminiscent of Versace’s famous cutoff, baby doll sweaters. The model was in good form and looked rather relaxed compared to last year’s jam packed schedule.
Grazia Magazine reported a couple of weeks ago that the model was feeling teary and spread thin ahead of the run up to London Fashion Week. Her schedule is even busier this year with the pressures of her growing acting career. It is said that the model is eager to make the big jump to Hollywood, following in the foot steps of British model, Lily Cole, who starred in film, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus.
The publication also outlined the development of the model’s intimate friendship with actress Michelle Rodriguez from their first public outing, when Rodriguez was photographed kissing the model. It is not known if Delevingne is officially dating Rodriguez, but she has spoken of her sexuality in the past, saying she played for both teams, which was interrupted by journalists as a reference to her bisexuality.
Last weekend saw the bad weather subside for two of the UK’s most important events, London Fashion Week as well the British Academy for Film and Television Arts also known as the BAFTA’s awards. The events were a chance to showcase British talent.
London Fashion Week shows were well received. Topshop Unique and Vivienne Westwood as well as Temberly and Preen were just a few of the names that showcased their collection this weekend. VIP models Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss were in attendance. However, the biggest highlight of London Fashion Week was once again Cara Delevingne and her sexy accessories for a joint design venture with British label, Mulberry.
While Mulberry chose to forego a catwalk show, they had the biggest selling point of the season, Ms. Delevingne. The model designed a range of handbags for the label, which is being tooted at a mini collection. The bags can be worn as backpacks, on the shoulder or by the handles. Perfect for the jetset class that needs a bag that works as hard as their schedule. Mere mortals need not apply. Ms. Delevinge sets the bar very high indeed for the rest of us.
The mini collection was unveiled Sunday, last weekend at Claridges, one of London’s most popular luxury hotels. The model looked the part, wearing a simple slip dress and no shoes. The show unfortunately lasted only five minutes, but the spectacle of dogs and two accompanying male models more than made up for the short length.
Mulberry’s design venture was well received and gave the label the publicity it needed ahead of top-level changes in the business, and the creative director’s departure.
Cara Delevingne is widely considered to be the next Kate Moss. Moss, who just turned 40 this year, is nothing shot of fashion royalty. She has had a long and fruitful career in the fickle world of fashion, successfully launching various side businesses and continuing to book with big players for fashion shoots, a very rare talent in a largely ageist industry. Delevinge’s mini collection follows in the steps of Kate Moss, who designed in the past for British favorite label, Topshop. However, Delevingne has set her eyes on Hollywood. Ever the Leo, she stays true to her zodiac inclinations. She is both a star and a natural business woman with killer instincts. Though she is young, she shows promising potential to surpass fellow models Kate Moss and Lily Cole.
Although she has tweeted remarks about feeling stressed in the past couple of weeks, if she can balance her heavy schedule with the pressures of being young, she will carve out an exciting career on both sides of the Atlantic. Cara Delevingne continues to excite, her greatest achievement thus far is making London Fashion Week sexy again, no small feat. She has come to represent what it means to be effortlessly cool and is a role model for a new generation of fashion lovers.
By Simone Innamorati