Wednesday, 9 June 2010

The biggest names in British fashion showing at Royal Ascot

The Royal Ascot Fashion Show returns to the Bessborough Restaurant for the five days of Royal Ascot (Tuesday 15 June – Saturday 19 June). The catwalk front-liners for this year are Vivienne Westwood, Stephen Jones, Amanda Wakeley, Matthew Williamson and the holder of three Royal Warrants Gieves & Hawkes. Vivienne Westwood is showing signature pieces from her Spring/Summer Gold Label 2010 and archive collection. Stephen Jones entertains race-geors with hats from his ABC Spring/Summer 2010 ready to wear and bespoke range. Amanda Wakeley showcases outfits from her Spring/Summer 2010 range, this includes draped gowns and togas in yellow, grey and peach, unstructured draped blazers, harem trousers, swimsuits and tulip-shaped skirts and gold sequin mini dresses. Matthew Williamson uses the Fashion Show catwalk to unveil his Spring/Summer 2010 collection of shift dresses in fine metallic tweeds encrusted with geometric jewels. Form fitting trousers feature side seams of snakeskin paired with peep toe stiletto boots and cropped biker jackets, while a flash of neon yellow appears in a cowel necked chiffon top tucked into a blue leather pencil skirt. Gieves and Hawkes will parade traditional Morning and Dinner Suits. The tailors slim-fit black dinner suits are finished with hand-sewn piped satin lapels complemented by made to measure crisp white shirts, silk ties and hand-made patent dress shoes. Further styles will be seen on the catwalk of their Morning and Dinner Suit range.