I was early and the hall was empty but for some rather hostile stall holders all glowering as the few early arrival walked around. Only one had a smile on the Caroline Wiseman stand the rest seemed to be pacing around like tigers trapped in a zoo. I appreciate It was the end of a long week and I gathered business had not been too brisk, but even so, it was a very stark contrast to the Frieze Art Fair where gallerina's busied themselves on laptop's, sat and chatted at their station and ate breakfast.
The difference in atmosphere between the two venues was stark to say the least, another difference was organisation, whoever organises Frieze does so with a military precision, what could be a perplexing maze is clearly colour coded so you are never lost and you can always be sure what you have seen and what you needed to find.
The business Design Center is a soulless hall with existing shops around the periphery, the whole exhibition is so badly laid out and sign posted that 2 hours after I left I realised I had missed the photography section, the entrance to which was stationed a woman with a clipboard which I had taken to mean it was for the planned talks only. That said it was still an interesting way to while a very cold rainy Saturday.
Sartorial style was thin on the ground, I suspect because it was a Saturday, but here are some I spotted.
Not only do I love the greens with the ubiquitous brown brogues, but this image has inspired me to invest in some patterned knee hi's. I have decided that this is what I need to update my cropped trousers, a look we over in Blighty have embraced to survive the relentless rain, no palazzo trousers here.
Not sure about the height of the boots but I am a sucker for some stripes especially with the green cardie.
My favourite colour combination, not necessarily to wear but I love the acid pink next to grey and the moss green.
The bag is great fun.
As are these socks.