Top 5 Designer Trends from London Fashion Week A/W 2013
London Fashion Week has now sadly come to an end, but what an amazing show! Working just up the road from Somerset House (where it was all happening), I noticed the standard of dressing had been taken up a few notches over the last few days – whether it was Covent Garden, The Strand or Aldwych, the streets were awash with a stream of fashionable men and women, who (I assure you) aren’t normally here.
So, in homage of my second home and the fashions we have been presented with this week, I have pulled together the most elegant, classic and romantic cuts that London Fashion Week has had to offer (in my humble opinion). I hope you enjoy this top 5 from the autumn/winter 2013 collections – let me know which is your favourite!
London Fashion Week 15th February 2013
Felder Felder – playful and flirtatious, this autumn/winter collection toyed with different fabrics, but kept to the timeless classic cuts we all know and love. Particular pieces to note are the beautiful trench coats and organza skirts in deep wine red and sheer black. Note to self – update maroon Coat for A/W 2013.
London Fashion Week 16th February
Orla Kiely – Flirty and young, this collection is all about layers for the creative young professional. I, for one, would wear almost everything in her collection A/W 2013 collection. Beautiful fabrics and flattering 50s and 60s silhouettes would make these pieces ‘go-to’ pieces when you’re having a morning (or evening!) of indecision.
London Fashion Week 17th February
Marios Schwab – this collection from London autumn/winter 2013 was by far my favourite of the whole week. Marios Schwab manages to perfectly combine the traditional sweeping silhouettes of vintage Hollywood and London fashion, with a new, modern edge. The outcome? Something Audrey Hepburn would wear in a heartbeat. This designer is re-inventing timeless classic cuts and adding a heavy dose of romantic femininity. Did I mention maroon is my favourite colour? This guy is a winner.
London Fashion Week 18th February
Osman – Where Schwab’s collection showed drama through its cuts, colours and detail, Osman strips away all the fuss (with the exception of a few pieces that are adorned in an ornate gold design) to focus purely on the silhouettes. Simple and clean, this collection is a blend of modern classics with a hint of something futuristic.
London Fashion Week 19th February
Twenty8Twelve – 60s mod meets equestrian event, this collection is a stylish fusion of British fashion. While I am in love with the splashes of tartan, cute collars and tailored coats, I am not a fan of how skinny the model is. Seriously, Twenty8Tweleve, this girl is anorexic and she needs help not encouragement. There was one black dress that I thought was beautiful in this collection, but her sticks-I mean-legs freaked me out too much to include it here. Hopefully spring/summer 2014 will inspire a healthier model!
Is it far too early to say I’m looking forward to September to see the S/S 2014 collections? Better stick to Milan and Paris Fashion Week for the time being…
All images apart from the title photo are from Vogue.