I was there through supposedly the hotest months of summer and needed a raincoat and jumper...and here one day in autumn, I only needed to wear a Tshirt- took me a while to realise it was true so kept wondering why I was sweating in the usual English clobber of shirt and cardigan?!
A blue sky photo to prove it!
My one day was put to good use, catching up with friends we made our way across town [Sunday with some tube lines closed for repairs it was a major planning procedure to get the right connections to get there]
We headed for the Barbican Centre http://www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery/event-detail.asp?ID=7272, fabulous complex and The Viktor and Rolf Exhibition.
Very interesting Haute Coulture designers...more Fashion designers meets Installation/ Performance artists...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_&_Rolf
Very interesting fellows, stimulating exhibition...
they have managed their image very well to get notice and break into a very competitive field as well as comment on their observations of Fashion...elements in a design, the ephemeral nature of fashion, icons of style, the layers we use to 'cloak' the body....lots of ideas -clever guys