London Fashion Week rolled around again, this season the autumn/winter collections are always bigger in my book as it’s almost always autumn/winter in Britain. So, to start with one of my favourite collections:
David Koma, I liked this collection as it was the only concept which matched the invitation – inspired by the 60’s and girl’s who were into vinyl, the invitation took on the form of a vinyl record along with the geometric cuts on the dresses and jackets taking on the form of – you guessed it – a vinyl record!
Being a vinyl record (almost) collector myself, I loved the concept, the only thing was some of the garments didn’t suit the models shape with a-line skirts and flared peplums which looked heavy and awkward to walk in. The coats and jackets on the other hand looked superb with the detailing in the collar in black, lipstick red and nude.
I also got to sit third row at Mulberry (!) in a very exclusive setting in Claridges Ball Room with a stunning butterfly set design on the catwalk to match the carefully made balancing butterfly invitation. The collection was inspired by English woodland at night featuring all the trappings of a traditional British Mulberry season – tweed, capes, elbow length gloves and a poodle!
There’s also a photograph on the dirty rag newspapers i.e. the daily mail picturing the A-list front-row with my best ‘looking unimpressed’ face behind them. Pahaha.
My favourite, most ideally wearable collection from autumn/winter ’13 came from an off-schedule designer Hasan Hejazi, showing at the W Hotel on the last day with gorgeous futuristic meets old glamour garments in rose, garnet,black and metallic’s.
Not to mention the eye-capturing armour shoes! I need all of it, now.