Her very own Fashion Week
According to Times Online, Roisin is one of the great successes of London Fashion Week:
She came, she wore, she conquered. Roisin Murphy, the singer and former Moloko frontwoman, has spearheaded her very own Fashion Week after working several eye-catching looks on the front rows in New York and London. Music and fashion go hand in hand, and never more so than for the singer who sets her own style agenda.
Among the looks selected by Murphy were furry gorilla coats, leather shoulder-bolsters and pork-pie hats. The last of these may have characterised the grubby demeanour of a certain Mr P. Doherty, but on Murphy they looked fresh and (of course) just a little ironic. She is not to be outdone by a Pixie or a Peaches, and this was a considered, genuine approach from someone who is obsessed with the clothes rather than the limelight. “I find the chaos of London Fashion Week exciting,” she says.
On home turf she opted for monochrome shades and eye-catching accessories, including bags in gold and black-and-white stripes. She was never seen without a boundary-pushing coat - be it a black, cropped puffa jacket or a bright white effort featuring this season's brass buttons. Even singers can do military, you know.
So what exactly was Murphy doing at the shows? Searching for the ultimate performance gear, naturally. No starlet is complete without an adequate stock of look-at-me MTV outfits, especially if you're one of the music world's most fashionable exports.
Which London designers can count themselves lucky enough to make the Murphy grade? “I thought the Luella show was beautiful, but her clothes are too complicated for the stage. Block colours are better,” she explains.
Her favourite collection so far? “The best show of all the ones I've seen - New York included - is J.W. Anderson. I'd wear all the clothes, even if they are made for men.” Murphy Does Masculine: to be seen on a stage near you soon.