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Yep, it’s a wrap for London Fashion Week shows in here. Looking at the videos I had under my sleeve, I thought it would be nice to put something together for this season in less than two minutes. Please play the video below to watch a bit of the shows’ finale, backstage excitement and the whole atmosphere during London Fashion Week at Somerset House, which for those out of London, is the usual venue (a Neoclassical building in front of Embankment) that embraces the fashion week in the British capital. Until next season LFW!
Viendo los videos que tenía debajo de la manga, pensé en hacer un video que resumiera mis dias en el London Fashion Week (LFW) Otono/Invierno 14 en menos de dos minutos. Click play al video para entreterte un poco con el finale de algunos shows, la emoción tras bastidores y la atmósfera durante esos dias en Somerset House, que para quienes estan fuera de Londres, es el hermoso establecimiento (un edificio neoclásico) que durante anos ha acogido la semana de la moda en la capital. Hasta la próxima temporada LFW!
I’m not sure how exactly I would describe this collection, but there are four things that highlights KTZ spring/summer 14 show during London Fashion Week: Rainwear (quite a depressing weather prediction for next summer, yet realistic), headwraps and veils that made reference to “cultures that use clothing as markers of social and religious difference,” statement jewellery of oversize studs and embellishment, and prints of florals and Islamic mosaics.
After coming to their autumn/winter 13-14 show (see it here), I wasn’t expecting any different or more wearable from Kokon To Zai. It has a strong personality influenced by the background of the label (music, the 80s and travels). However, I was quite surprised this time by few of the garments, which I could totally see myself wearing, plus it’s great to come and see something totally different during fashion week. It has without a doubt, a completely different target and intention. And they did achieve it this season by getting into the controversial subject of religion and by adding some serious studs and unique headgear (which I found particularly cool).
I remember the last time I fully enjoyed a presentation in the Portico Room of Somerset House…. It was the amazing London Fashion Week debut of Sophie Hulme.
This season, at the same room, I was introduced to the iconic Smiley face of Jena Theo, whom presented a collection of abstract prints, oversized jackets and skirts that looked demure on the front but as the model turned around, it surprised revealing more skin. Bright colours were part of the whole show, not only on the collection, but on the model’s lipstick that came out in group at once with an attitude that dared you to look at what were they wearing, they meant to look secure women. As they say, their ideal client is “confident and daring, she loves to wear clothes that show she is unconventional and powerful”… Together, Jenny Holmes and Dimitris Theocharidis achieved a fun and colourful collection introducing the trademark of the season “soft-structured, geometric winter coat”. Now… Smile!!!
What do you think?
London Fashion Week started yesterday and what a hectic day it was of 10 shows and new autumn/winter 13 collections! I have got lots and lots of pictures to share. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak of the shows that include Zoe Jordan, Bora Aksu, Jena Theo, Fyodor Golan (amazing!), KTZ, Jean-Pierre Braganza, Liz Black… Great shows coming up! Will be back soon with more!
Sister by Sibling presents a Spring/Summer 2013 collection of colourful wool for young ladies that know how to style previous decades outfits with a splash of punk, sparks and brights.
The ‘Warrior in Woolworths’ collection brings prints, flowers, skulls, jacquard leopard and bright colours such as solid neon lime and day-glo pink, as well as sparkly textures. Giant Pom Poms all knitted in paper yarn trimmed with raffia, tennis dresses, polo shirts, pencil and peplum skirts combined with cardigans embrace all the fun that Sister has with knitwear. Sporty outfits turn cool, combining different times of fashion.
The black sheer knit bodysuit and bonnet are covered with Hawthorne & Heaney hand-stitched flower beads in coloured plastic making the distinctive knitwear pattern and pushing SISTER’s embellishment signature.
‘Show us your knickers in a mohair drop stitch dress or skirt.’
The black sheer knit bodysuit…
The Indian style in clothes and accessories embraces mostly every season, with different styles and colours. It could go very Colorado, USA during winter or very colourful during summer and that was exactly what I spotted on the SS13 collections of Fiona Paxton and Buba London, both adding an opulent colour palette of bright and neon tones to the gorgeous designs. I simply felt in love with both signatures.
With very different concepts, of course, their pieces are stunning.
Fiona can’t hide her love for Indian artisanship with the iconography of the British punk era she grew up in. Bringing her background and love into luxury jewellery she mixes different materials and adds a touch of bright colour to opaque designs, as well as lovely mosaics to the long and thick necklaces, bracelets and earrings. The first Paxton necklace on this post just blows me away with the materials and colours, it is the gorgeous piece that would make the look.
Buba London is mainly known for its embellished handbags but it now introduces this new line of jewellery. On its side, it gets more into a feminine soul with flower shapes decorated by colourful stones. However, it also goes geometrical with sharp pyramids around the neck, creating a statement piece. Statement jewellery.
Before I keep bombarding you, my awesome readers, with so much information from all the desginers’ exhibitions and previews of SS13 collections or even before kicking off the Autumn looks, I put together my four outfits of London Fashion Week. It was funny that I ended up wearing completely different looks than what I had on mind, I’m sure you get me on this…Which was your favourite one?
Antes de seguir bombardeandolos a ustedes, mi increíble lectoras/es, con toda la información que aun tengo de la exbihición de diseñadores y previstas de las colecciones Primavera/Verano 13, o incluso antes de empezar con looks de Otoño, agrupé los outfits que llevé durante London Fashion Week. Fue cómico que terminé poniendome algo tan diferente a lo que tenía en mente, y en eso estoy segura que me entienden… Cuál es su favorito?
I believe that almost every girl have had a Minnie Mouse fever once in her life, if not a lifetime obsession regardless the age or home country. We all know that stylish lady from Disney that captivated the world with her long eyelashes (although Daisy Duck wins on that feature), high heels, girly dress, bows in between her big round ears and polka dots. Above all, very feminine wearing red and pink. Her style has become iconic through generations since her first appearance in 1928, and to celebrate this gorgeous mouse in fashion, talented and successful designers have got together to create a charity collection, which was launched during London Fashion Week at Somerset House.
The collection has a variety of garments, Lulu Guinness introduced a bag design, milliner Piers Atkinson made a creation of fury ears, Terry de Havilland designed a pair of wedges and Richard Nicoll included a lovely dress highlighting Minnie’s silhoutte with the round ears on the shoulders. Other signatures such as Giles Deacon, Tatty Devine, Meadham Kirchhoff and Bunney also contributed to this exhibition being showcased during LFW SS13.
I find Nicoll’s dress the coolest and would definitely wear it. Would combine it with a pair of chic pumps or glitteri MiuMiu sandals. Which is your favourite piece?