Today is the last day of London Fashion Week and what a week!
I don’t even know where to start as there was such an amazing show of creativity from the designers. But I’ll share with you some of my favourites…
I’ve got to start with Burberry Prorsum, a British powerhouse of a designer in Christopher Bailey. And man do they do the Trench coat like pros. They are pretty much the masters of the Trench coat. To be honest, I look at Burberry’s collection first just to see how on earth they will do the Trench this time.
And Christopher Bailey did not disappoint.
The Burberry S/S ’13 Collection was full of bright metallics, gorgeous coffee, taupe and dusky pink pastels that you associate with THE trench and rich jewel colours with dark sapphire greens, rubies and regal purples.
So here is the gorgeous Metallic Trench…
And the thing they do so well at Burberry…the deconstructed Trench.
Metallics move from the gold and silvers of last year to bright space age metallics.
Lastly, some amazing silhouettes created with tight peplum tops in rich Jewel colours. They’ve thrown some sequins in for good measure to top off the feminine look.
From the masters of the Trench to the masters of print…Erdem. You expect to see some amazing floral prints in an Erdem collection and florals is what we got. But just like Burberry, Erdem continues to create a completely different look within their niche.
Pastel lace print florals mixed with snake print. An amazing contrast of the strong and delicate.
Circle skirts and bandeau tops continue the feminine 1950’s look created by Erdem.
As well as the 1950’s silhouettes another inspiration on the Erdem catwalk seemed to have been found within Asia. With pink and orange Asian inspired prints along with high necks, long skirts with kimono like side slits and flatforms it was like a mini pastel coloured china on the catwalk.
My strange designer loyalties led me to Richard Nicholl as my third port of call.
A totally different look was found on the catwalk of Richard Nicholl with the return of the sports trend. Loose fitting garments with shift dresses, baggy jumpers and baseball jackets it was like a continuation of the Olympics.
A markedly more fashionable version of the Olympics however with loose peplum tops and skinny sports striped trousers in beautiful turquoise and royal blues.
And in conclusion, it wouldn’t have been right to leave out the one and only Meadham Kirchoff.
As I started to look through the Meadham Kirchoff collection once again I wondered on what planet they got their inspiration. But the more pictures I looked at the more I saw the blatant 18th century inspiration. It was like seeing a painting of Marie Antoinette that had been given a colourful modern almost dreamlike twist. The pointy bow crested shoes, cavalier boots, frilly sleeves, corsetry and lines of bows showed an indisputable link between Meadham Kirchoff and the 1700’s.
I could go on forever as there was so many beautiful and interesting designs. For some more pictures of my favourite pieces have a look at my pinterest boards. (stylesparrow)
Spring/ Summer 2013 will be a bright season full of pastels and bright metallics, florals and sports luxe.
Until next year…
(Photo creds: style.com)