LFW S/S 2008: Luella

Showing for the first time in London Fashion Week since 2001, Luella showed a spring summer collection that was a mixture of punk rock and nerdy chic. With the hair and make up inspired by young girls playing dress ups, it was no mistaking that the likes of Lily Allen and Camilla Belle were front row at the Luella Bartley collection.

As dress ups go, it’s all about the quirky things you can find in the dress up chest mum’s filled to the brim for you, and Luella managed to tick all the must-have boxes. There were the square reading glasses, Batman masks, checkered bags and show, pink hair pieces, pigtails and even the odd cape.

The stand out pieces were the gold metallic tuxedo, the party frocks with tiers of ruffles, and pretty little flowers dotted throughout the collection. With a flattering girlie but fitted silhouette, Luella’s spring summer 2008 collection had everything for her dedicated fans, even recreating the polka dot mini dress from their Fall 2007 collection – as seen on Cameron Diaz at the Teen Choice Awards in June.