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There was an unnatural amount of buzz in the air leading up to the John Rocha show at London Fashion Week. I wasn’t sure why until a friend squeezed in next to me and yelped, ‘Abbey Lee Kershaw is opening and closing the show!’

Abbey has modeled for brands such as Gucci, Chanel and Calvin Klein. She’s walked in shows for Alexander McQueen, Fendi, Prada, and has appeared in countless magazines including Vogue and Harpers Bazaar. She didn’t walk in a single show at New York Fashion Week and the fact that she chose to appear in London at John Rocha’s show was the hot topic for the rest of the afternoon.

The collection was equally exciting as the gossip of Abbey walking in the show. Filled with lots of black, one red coat, plus a sprinkling of a warm camel colour towards the end, each piece was directional but translated into something that could easily filter down onto the high street.

Sheer trousers layered under long sleeve vests, delicate cut away detailing around the neck of little black dresses, plus heavy embellishment on pieces that would otherwise be quite basic. The John Rocha show almost had me wishing we could bypass Summer altogether and skip right over to next Autumn Winter.

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