A PPQ show is never just a show, it’s a party. The music is the sort that gets you more than tapping your feet, the audience is the sort that keeps the paps on their toes – it was Peaches Geldof doing it this evening - and the clothes are the sort that are wearable, fun and cheeky. Tonight we had plenty of all, not to mention bling – via PPQ patches as prints and embroidery - and reasons to celebrate the London label’s collaborative powers that be. See the spindly-heeled and colourful shoes by Michael Lewis, the super cool embroidered denim by Lee Jeans and the exquisite ribbon and bejewelled Bebaroque tights.
“They approached us and we were both looking at the same idea – vintage Versace, jewels dazzling – so it was an easy and natural step,” said Bebaroque’s Chloe Patience and Mhairi McNicol backstage after the show. “We created a capsule collection of hosiery, leggings and body-con dresses.”
Accessories aside, Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker - the minds behind PPQ– are going sweet on us next summer – in chocolate box shades of bonbon pink, parma violet and sherbet lemon, all wrapped up as cute mirco length button-up dresses and bra tops and billow-y sleeved blouses and PPQ-logo-ed prints.
But they’re not going too sweet, mind, remember the PPQ girl isn’t really one to be messed with and has a good dose of attitude and humour to go with her look – the Zorro masks and hats a case in point today. While the collection might have been called Heirloom Blues, as the show closed to toes tapping and plenty of clapping, it doesn’t look like summer will be looking very blue at all.