Regular readers will know that I am a huge fan of French Haute Coiffeur, Charlie Le Mindu‘s work – from the Gaga days, to when he dressed Peaches at the Perez Hilton gig, to his nude catwalk show six months ago that received more mainstream buzz than any other London Fashion Week show for SS11, to his recent Selfridges window installation. The man is creative, smart, funny, forward thinking, and a bit odd, which suits me just fine.

charlie le mindu on|off london fashion week AW11

Today Charlie had his AW11 catwalk show at On|Off – the showcase that uniquely bridges the gap between on and off schedule designers. It is worth noting that On|Off also presented Charlie with the Visionanary Award this season.

The show itself was as left-field and “Gaga” as you can imagine and featured everything from gas masks and mowhawks to blood-soaked models, more full-frontal nudity, skinhead profanity and eagle headdresses. Not to mention all of this walked to soundtrack of screaming pigs/pterodactyls. Creative, yes. Visionary, always. Wearable, somewhat. Entertaining, without a shadow of doubt. Overall an excellent performance art piece. It is worth noting that not everyone agreed on this. The late Isabella Blow’s neice (model, writer and It Girl) Harriet Verney described the show to me as “a bad Gaga GCSE project”. Here are some images from the show thanks to Rishi Mullett-Sadones.

charlie le mindu on|off london fashion week AW11

charlie le mindu on|off london fashion week AW11

charlie le mindu on|off london fashion week AW11

charlie le mindu on|off london fashion week AW11