Monday, February 25, 2013

Hit Items of London AW13


I think that my favorite fashion week city is London. I feel like the collections being presented there are fresh, delirious, demented and above all, have character. I was somewhat interested to look at London College of Fashion MA and Central Saint Martins MA collections first. Now, CSM has the reputation of the new talents to look at, and I can strongly confirm it. However, I was surprised that the level of these MA graduates is not as high as I expect it to be. Well, except for a person, that everybody can agree on, Eilish Macintosh; and who as it happens was the L’Oreal award winner. One of her two collections included long black dresses she shaped by tying up ropes around the woman body in a truly effective and creative way. The other collections were a set of nursing outfits, so baggy and fade I would never imagine myself wearing them. Yes, no glam. The more flamboyant outfits were addressed to men—some models were wearing Fishnet Tights! Here I show only the successful items.

London College of Fashion MA

London College of Fashion MA

London College of Fashion MA

Central Saint Martins MA

Central Saint Martins MA

Central Saint Martins MA


Former model L’Wren Scott’s excuse to launch her own label was too popular; she said clothes couldn’t fit her. Her line made no sense, no emotion, no sparkle, no story behind it.


From the things I liked the most were the writing clothes of Moschino Cheap and Chic, the rubber trench coat from Burberry Prorsum along with the metallic belt, and the coat at Mulberry… and the poodle they had on the runway too.

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Moschino Cheap and Chic

The long white rubber trench coat at Burberry Prorsum

The shorter version of the white rubber trench coat at Burberry Prorsum.

The shorter version of the white rubber trench coat at Burberry Prorsum.

Mulberry

Mulberry


Instead of Marc Jacobs and Jeremy Scott from NY, we had Matthew Williamson and Tom ford for graphics in London (and famous Mary Katrantzou but she wasn’t as good as the previous seasons, but then I might feature her in the trend report). Williamson unveiled traditional yet delicate patterns, while Ford designs were more animated and festal.

Matthew Williamson

Matthew Williamson

Tom ford

Tom ford

Tom ford

I thought that Christopher Kane’s collection was exceptional!

Christopher Kane

Christopher Kane, yes the human brain

Christopher Kane

Moving to some High Street brands, Topshop Unique and Rihanna for River Island were betting hard on the 90’s. Nicole Farhi, one of my new favorites, is so chill out and rock n roll I adore it.
Topshop Unique

Topshop Unique

Rihanna for River Island

Rihanna for River Island

Rihanna for River Island

Nicole Farhi

Nicole Farhi


And to finish off perfectly, here’s my part of the best dresses of London fashion week!

McQ

Temperley London

Julien MacDonald

Julien MacDonald

Sass &Bide

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