Apologies for the lack of posts, but this thing of being self-employed does not make things any easier in terms of time management. It's work around the clock, which some times makes me nostalgic for that 9 to 5 routine that most people have...
In that same sample sale I found the Hannah Marshall dress, I also met Anderson Borba, the Brazilian half of duo Borba Margo, who create a lusty line of belts and handbags. He had brought a mix of past collections and some samples from his new one. What a treat. Lots of bold, graphic lines, fringes and satin ruffles, these were acessories made to stand out on their own, worn with nothing but minimalistic outfits in block colours.
Then he sat with me and showed the new AW09 collection on a laptop. As the English like to say, GOOD LORD. There are lots of rock'n'roll pieces, much tougher, with tassels, chains, leather peplums and belts that double up as corset/almost a skirt. It's even a shame to call these pieces "accessories", as they are certainly not simple add-ons to supplement an outfit. They are almost outfits on their own!
Can't wait for them to come out. I'm a converted devotee.