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What Women Wear at London Design Festival: the accessories edit

— by Alyson Walsh

Nina Starck design manager

From statement bags to cocktail sneakers, a quick whizz round London Design Festival illustrated the game-changing qualities of carefully chosen accessories. The general vibe was cool and uncluttered. Most women had focussed on one, sometimes two eye-catching pieces; mixing and matching vintage and new items. Clothes and accessories from flea markets and car boot sales were whooped up with the odd designer splurge. Nina Starck (above) is carrying an Acne bag and wearing a kimono she picked up in a Tokyo flea market several years ago. Britta Gertsen who runs her own PR company (third from bottom) found her necklace at a car boot sale and her reading glasses are from Izipizi,  ‘They cost about £30, that’s why I have four pairs.’ I love it when clothes and accessories tell a story and it was fun to hear the tales the women at London Design Festival had to tell.

 

Nina’s Acne bag

Sarah Herman, director Bolon UK in Dr Martens shoes

Ring by Bolon. Bracelet Sarah’s own

Nina Lang, creative director of a German magazine Architektur & Wohnen wears vintage glasses and earrings

Louise Kamara (below) runs sustainable design events; Khaki Malarkey and superb scarf action – I’ve seen a few women recently wearing scarves tied in this way:

Louise Kamara sustainable design expert

Britta Gertsen PR

Helen Emanuelsson appeared in the last LDF post but I wanted to show her entire outfit, as well as  a close-up of her Fendi sneakers:

Helen and her Fendi sneakers

Helen’s Fendi sneakers

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Photographs: Claire Pepper.

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