Abbey Clancy's Top Picks London Fashion Week


Abbey Clancy's Top Picks

Model Abbey Clancy takes you into the glamorous world of high-end fashion.


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MUSIC: Gun by CHVRCHES

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Today's our first day at London Fashion Week.

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We're here, we're getting ready, we've got a top team.

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They end up making this look OK!

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London Fashion Week is an amazing showcase

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for the best British designers.

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So, over the next few days, we're going to three different shows -

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SIBLING, Hunter and Giles.

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And we're going to show you what makes them so special.

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And we're going to get up close and personal

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with some of the actual pieces that are hot off the runway.

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I think, growing up, I always wanted to wear designer clothes.

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I was always looking through magazines, saying,

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"I want that, I want that,", but I didn't have the money.

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I would find the high street version of, or a vintage version of.

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As I've grown up, and I'm working hard and earning more money,

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I can afford these high-end pieces.

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But I'm still a Scouser, and I'm born and bred to bargain hunt.

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So it does hurt me, spending a lot of money on clothes!

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I like to be quite savvy with pieces I'm buying.

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If I am going to buy, it will be something that's timeless,

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a wardrobe staple that you can wear forever.

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They do make you feel incredible.

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There is something about a high-end piece that does make you feel great.

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MUSIC: First Contact by Lab Of Music

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Yeah, it's just like anything goes in Fashion Week.

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But I imagine some people just dress up for the week,

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and then, next week, go back to wearing their normal clothes.

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We're en route to SIBLING.

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SIBLING is an amazing show, it's so exciting, it's one to watch.

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It's a tongue-in-cheek, vibrant, anything-goes kind of show.

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They're known for their knitwear.

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They started out with menswear and they wanted to make men

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feel like they had more options than the grandad knit.

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A few years ago, they started womenswear,

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and the show is always fantastic, it's one of my favourites.

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Anything goes, any material.

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They use mohair, PVC, all kinds of wool.

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And they're really, really creative. And it's a special show to be at.

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Originally, SIBLING was a trio of designers,

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and, horrendously, Joe passed away a few months ago.

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And it was their last collection as a three.

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So it is going to be a bit of a bittersweet occasion today.

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A celebration of his work,

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but also I think there'll be a few teary eyes in the building today.

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-Hi! How are you?

-Very well, thanks.

-You OK?

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We're here, we're at the SIBLING show. It looks great.

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Last year was all about '80s vibe,

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Fun, girly, giant bows, think Madonna.

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And I can't wait to see what they've got in store for us today.

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# Do you recall, not long ago

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# We would walk on the sidewalk

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# Innocent, remember?

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# All we did was care for each other

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# But the night was warm

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# We were bold and young

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# All around the wind blows

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# We would only hold on to let go

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# Blow a kiss, fire a gun

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# We need someone to lean on

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# Blow a kiss, fire a gun

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# All we need is somebody to lean on

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# Blow a kiss, fire a gun

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# We need someone to lean on

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# Blow a kiss, fire a gun

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# All we need is somebody to lean on. #

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Oh, my God, it was amazing.

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Fantastic show. The mix of the PVC with the crochet,

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with the beaded wool - it was just incredible.

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One of the members of SIBLING passed away, very sadly.

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I think it was probably a very emotional

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show for a lot of people to see.

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It was great that it was very optimistic

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and it ended with a very happy collection.

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I think the thing about fashion is that the name will

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live on without him and it will be a testament to him.

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I'm really excited now, because I'm going to go backstage

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and get me hands on a piece of that gorgeousness.

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-Hot off the catwalk!

-Here you go!

-Let's have a look.

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-THEY GASP Oh, wow.

-How gorgeous is that?

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Amazing.

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Let's see what they've given us.

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Ah, God, this is actually one of my favourite pieces out of the show.

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This beautiful, honeycombed crochet.

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Beautiful maxi dress.

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Big thigh split,

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and it's just fabulous for over a bikini, summer party.

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I love it. The quality is just fantastic, and all this detail.

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It's not like a flimsy crochet, there's quite a chunkiness to it.

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It just feels so luxurious.

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And it definitely comes under the high-end category.

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Gorgeous.

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Can't wait to see what this feels like on.

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MUSIC: Die Young by Keha

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Let me think about high end. High end?

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I would say it's special, quality, lasting.

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Money, money, money, money, money.

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High end is those labels we all really, really aspire to.

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It's not about price, it's just about something that's incredibly

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luxurious and something that suits your needs and fits your life.

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Doesn't need to be expensive, it needs to be special and different.

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Sometimes, you're paying for the most incredible dress.

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You know, it's an amazing dress that transcends mere dressdom.

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It's got to speak to the person who's looking at it.

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It's got to be sold at the right price.

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There's a lot more to it now than just writing down,

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"We are a high-end brand."

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MUSIC: Infinite Love Without Fulfilment by Grimes

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So Fashion Week this year is in Soho, which is great.

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But it's a pain, because you have to walk everywhere.

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Especially in these shoes.

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So now we're off to Fashion East.

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It's a presentation created by a group of designers,

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and it's an amazing initiative that supports up-and-coming talent

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and showcases their collections.

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This is the perfect place to find out what it takes

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to become a high-end designer.

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Wouldn't it be well better to just sack this all off

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and just sit in there and eat cakes?

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SHE LAUGHS

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Pfft!

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And think it's just up here, I can see a crowd, so must be it.

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This is Lulu, she's the founder of Fashion East,

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and the godmother of fashion.

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-Godfather.

-Godfather of fashion.

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I know you've established millions of designers through Fashion East,

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like some of our favourites, like Jonny Saunders and Henry Holland...

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-Roksanda.

-Roksanda. What are you looking for?

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The thing about our designers is that they all have their very own,

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individual perspective. And we really encourage that.

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We never try to kind of...

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You know, tidy things up too much, because I think part of it is about

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they're learning what their brand is and what the signature is.

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And Fashion East is a place where you can experiment.

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And it is a big deal for them,

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and, hopefully, they'll go on to have really good businesses.

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-They've got to work really hard, it's tough.

-Yeah.

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But, you know, that thing...

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If you create a desirable product and can sell it at the right price,

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that's it.

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MUSIC: Style by Taylor Swift

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I've got no time to go and get changed for the next show,

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so, public loo, all very glamorous.

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I'll be out in a sec.

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Daa-dah!

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And we're off to Hunter. Let's go.

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Obviously, everyone knows Hunter as the wellies.

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It's English, heritage, very posh.

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But Hunter Original is their high-end catwalk range.

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And I'm loving it.

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It's really cool, like, this jacket, this neoprene,

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welly-ish jacket. It's cool. And I'm a huge fan of these welly boots.

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I think, having a husband who's 6' 7",

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nice walk in the park in the mud, doesn't matter,

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because you've got your heeled wellies on. It's great!

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I love them.

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The new creative director of Hunter is Alasdhair Willis,

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he's Stella McCartney's husband.

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It's the show to be at.

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It attracts the really high-end, fashiony stars.

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Like Anna Wintour... You know, we're going today...

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Yeah, it's one to watch.

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MUSIC: Power by Kanye West

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I suppose Hunter is at the high end of the kind of boots

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you wear down on the farm.

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But these days, they're not just worn in the country,

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they're worn in the town, that's the great difference

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that this new branding of Hunter has made.

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From the country to the city.

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Hunter is high end, because it's heritage, it's superhigh quality.

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It's something that the late Dowager,

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the Duchess of Devonshire, would wear,

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but also a cool, Pixie Geldof would wear to Glastonbury.

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I thought the show was incredible,

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I actually felt like I was in a festival. We were in this giant tent.

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And it was just amazing. Really original.

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There's no doubt, that, because Alasdhair is married to "a famous person",

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that this also makes a lot of difference.

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It's not just that we've all known him for a long time,

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but also that he's bought into the whole glossy magazine world

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in a way that perhaps he would not have been

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had he just arrived like that, cold.

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There's a whole aura built round Hunter,

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and that's what we're looking at.

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-Thank you.

-Congratulations!

-Thank you very much.

-It was amazing.

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You know, everyone thinks of Hunter as an outdoorsy welly.

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Did you want to turn it high end? Was that your...?

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Well, what I wanted to do was really...

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The brand always had a huge amount of potential.

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Everyone has a positive experience of Hunter.

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I just wanted to open that up

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and really realise the potential of what it had.

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So what is the definition of high end to you?

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It's always got to do with quality, really.

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It sounds pretty obvious and pretty boring, but I...

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Quality has to be there in everything you do.

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And that's something that, you know...

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Hunter's rubber boots, the original boots were £90.

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-For a rubber boot, that's quite an expensive product.

-Yeah.

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But it's a very high-quality product and, everything we do,

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we have to make sure we meet and raise the bar even higher.

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So I always look for quality and I always look for detail.

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And, if possible, unexpected detail.

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Detail that's in there that doesn't necessarily have to be.

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-Like the little cap/hood thing that you've got going on?

-Exactly.

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Yes, there's lots of little parts that are put into the pieces

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that don't necessarily have to be there.

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But it gives you a story,

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and it gives the customer a reason to buy as well.

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-So detail and quality.

-Perfect, thank you.

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-And I hear you've got something for me?

-Oh, yes, where is it?

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Excited about this!

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There you go, hopefully you can get many

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pleasurable hours at the festival out of those, Abbey.

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Thank you so much.

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Oh! We've got the gorgeous, powdery-coloured, tie-dye welly.

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Not your average welly.

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It's definitely different. Summery.

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I love it, I think it's cool.

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Oh, I love this, I remember this from the show.

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This beautiful, coloured,

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it's almost fairytale, the colours they've used.

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Look at the detail.

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All these ruched sleeves, the big strings,

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even the wire in the hood.

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As you see, I'm always in black,

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so this colour's maybe a bit wacky for me, but it looks great.

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And this piece is so hot off the catwalk,

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it's even got mud still from the show on it.

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I am excited to try this on.

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And hopefully it comes in black, so I can buy one.

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MUSIC: Die Young by Keha

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The final show that we're going to is Giles Deacon.

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He's a personal friend of mine. And I just love his shows.

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It's always such a big shock, he's constantly reinventing himself,

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so you have no idea what you're about to expect.

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For me, he dresses a woman perfectly.

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He's known for his corsetry,

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so much so, that I got him to make my wedding dress.

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And I just can't wait to see what he's got in store for us today.

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This show's the epitome of high-end. Absolutely gorgeous.

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He has the best models, he has the best production on the show.

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And it's just the perfect way to finish our little film.

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MUSIC: Get Innocuous! by LCD Soundsystem

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He's a wonderful designer, because he's all about the glamour.

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He really understands luxury, he understands the luxury world.

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He understands that kind of woman, and there's a drama to it.

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He, again, is something that's really very London,

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in that it's creative and whimsical and wild.

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And not afraid.

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It's unabashed, I would say, is a good word for Giles.

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This is an incredible venue. It's King Charles I's banqueting house.

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And I wouldn't expect anything less from Giles. Amazing!

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Ooh, got to go in!

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# There will be times

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# The ground becomes your rest

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# And as you grow

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# You'll strike your mother's breast

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The really interesting thing with Giles' show

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is that it's quite unlike anything else you see in London.

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What Giles does is really kind of borderline couture, and it's

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really focusing on that sense of occasion and pomp and circumstance.

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When you're buying a piece of high fashion,

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it's about a story, it's about buying a stake in a story.

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Sometimes, with shows like Giles', I think the clothes are almost

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kind of a memento of the event that you've been to.

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It's kind of like a wish-you-were-here postcard.

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That was just the most incredible show. I had goosebumps throughout.

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It was so spooky and eerie.

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And the dresses, the prints he used, the detail was just incredible.

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-Nice to meet you!

-Yeah, what's your name?

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-I'm going to ask you one question.

-What's that, darling?

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-I want to know what the word high end means to you?

-High end?

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-And how would you define it?

-Oh, my God.

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-A polite way of describing high end?

-Yes.

-Yeah.

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-Or your way.

-In the relation to clothes?

-Yeah.

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-Not prostitutes.

-Oh, OK.

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It's good to know these sort of things.

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Well, for me, high end is something that invokes a complete

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world of technique and artistry.

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And something very creative, something unique.

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Something you certainly can't get anywhere else.

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Something's that just very, very special.

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So, basically your entire collection?

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Insane, that show. Absolutely...

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I felt like I was in a magical, spooky world.

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-It was just fab.

-We always like to try and invoke that.

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I think, with the last two seasons, with this one and the one before,

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we've really hit on a good flow, really. It just really works.

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It's what we do very well.

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I had a really good time doing this collection,

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the set and the venue, everything just all worked fantastically.

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Some seasons, it just goes like that. And this one just did.

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I think you could feel that out there.

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So, is it OK if I have a little play upstairs and a little try-on?

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There's only one thing, you've got to try on the Andy Pandy pyjamas.

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-OK. I love them.

-Brilliant.

-Perfect.

-Good for you.

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OK, I'll see you later!

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You know, I think as soon as you put on a Giles dress,

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you instantly feel amazing.

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It's so glamorous, girly, sexy, and it feels amazing.

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It's been an amazing Fashion Week.

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We've been to three unbelievable

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but all very, very different fashion shows.

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SIBLING, Hunter and Giles.

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I've realised high end is a term that can mean

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loads of different things.

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From very expensive, to loads of detail,

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intricate fabrics, luxury fabrics.

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Something created by these amazing geniuses of design.

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But, for me, it's entering in that magical world where

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everything's way more exciting than everyday life.

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But now, for me, it's party time. So see you later!

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Model Abbey Clancy takes you into the glamorous world of high-end fashion. Abbey goes to the biggest and boldest shows of this year's London Fashion Week, meeting cutting edge designers and getting up close and personal with their beautiful creations.


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