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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?
Yes it has been intense weeks of fashion. Today Milan Fashion Week is over and Paris is ready for its shows.
In London, the Fashion Week (LFW) ended on 18th September, but every year it is followed by the London Fashion Weekend (20-23 September), giving access to everyone into Somerset House to live the fashion experience of the season while it offers entertainment, shopping, over 100 international designers’ collections at great prices, bar and beauty sessions by Elizabeth Arden and Tony & Guy in collaboration with Label m.
In four days it offered lots of shopping and 21 catwalks showcasing the current Autumn/Winter 12 collection, what I would say ‘ready-to-wear’ designs, including Daks, Issa London, Twenty8Twelve and Alice by Temperley. In addition, it offers The Trend Catwalk Show, in which three key current trends are presented. This year they were divided in ‘Kitchen Chic’, ‘Segeant Indigo’ and ‘Lady Brocade’, featuring designs from Roksanda Ilincic, Henry Holland, Jonathan Saunders and Meadham Kirchoff. After seeing all the Spring/Summer 13 catwalks and sadly being unable to wear anything similar to them due to obvious reasons: the weather, it is nice to see again a show with designs we could wear right now, inspiring new looks for the current season.
I went last Friday for the Issa London catwalk, where its Creative Director Daniella Halayel takes her tropical and chill background of Brazil to bring striking prints, vibrant colour combinations, mix of fabrics and glamorous gowns to the cold season. The presenter of the catwalk this time was the British girl Zoe Hardman.
Vodafone’s London Fashion Weekend is the perfect destination for any fashion lover and for an exclusive afternoon where you will be able to spot amazing garments in the retail area, have a glass champgane at the Bubbles Bar, but be careful, chamagne and shopping could be a dangerous mix. However, it is for sure a fun plan to grab your friends and join an accessible fashion experience.
Todd Lynn is pretty much known for his tailoring, furs and obscurity. Last season, AW12, the Canadian designer showcased the power of the classic elegance that wrapped women’s body. But as he says, his ideal client is “fearless with a heart full of rock’n’roll.” So this time he twisted his classic cuts by adding a modern breeze to a collection that makes reference to the Amazons.
Opening the show during London Fashion Week with jungle drums he presents a safari that explores prints (quite unexpected on his iconic tailoring) and a different silhouettes. While introducing new volumes and shapes he includes softer fabrics and leather folded back, giving uneasy proportions and emphasis in the shoulderblades, as well as cuts that give an unsual symmetry.
The colour palette of black, brown, greens, olive, emerald, lemon, sunflower and red sends you straight to Africa’s sunset, where the soul of this collection really is. Inspired by Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now, Lynn’s SS13 collection showcased safari jackets, black nightwear, zip-up jackets, belt corsets and uncovered backs/fronts combined with Christian Louboutin cut-out sandals. And once again, the braids decorated the safari that walked the catwalk.