Tuesday 19th September and London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 13 draws to a close, we’ve seen dogs being walked down the catwalk courtesy of Mulberry, live show streams from Burberry Prorsum and patchwork à la Frankenstein at Christoper Kane…
So what exactly does London Fashion Week mean for the the wider public?….Trends!
September’s LFW is a view hole in to what we are to expect in our stores this coming spring and summer – both designer and high street. Here are the squealable bits of the week I got excited about…
1. Ever-so-slightly-too-big Look About Things
From exaggerated arm-sleeves in the Burberry Prorsum and Louise Armstrup collections to wide breasted jackets in Daks and Christopher Kane’s pieces plus lots of over-sized hips and trousers in both Antonio Beradi and Preen’s collections.
2. Super Tight Pencil Skirts
The skirts that are the utmost of femininity is finally back and designers have been creative with them by adding killer, unexpected cuts like in Preen’s collection. There’s perfectly constructed pencils in Michael van der Ham’s collection using his signature cut-and-collage aesthetics and finally basic, super tight but by no means simple pencil skirts feature heavily in Burberry’s collection. Dressing for work will be much, much more fun in Spring!
3. Teasing Low Density Fabrics
With the thought of spring and summer in mind many of the collections have introduced flirtatious sheer layers in to their pieces. Christopher Kane and Mulberry’s collection see’s subtle sheer layers being added over their dainty dresses, Erdem’s pretty and ladylike SS13 collection peaks bandeau tops from beneath slip dresses and Preen’s SS13 collection perfectly executes a controlled and refined way to be sheer and delicate.