Wednesday, February 20, 2013

LFW Recap

By: Maddison Brown

London Fashion Week has come and gone but the impacts of the catwalks remain.   London fashion thrives off personality driven, and eccentric looks, and the designers kept this in mind when preparing for their shows. It was Christopher Kane who used prints inspired from brain scans to represent how a brand is a prolific idea factory. Ashish used avant-garde texture combinations, even emulating a zebra at one point. Emilio de la Morena and Giles portrayed women as a warrior symbol with gold foliage armor and army style shouldering.

Christopher Kane, Giles and Emilio de la Morena (

The designers used London as an output for all things unconventional and inspired.  Fur was huge in New York City and it followed suit overseas. While still trimming pieces elegantly, Mulberry kicked it up a few unique notches and featured straightened sheepskin. Another popular theme was the use of geometry in the collections. John Rocha, Roksanda Ilincic, House of Holland, Sass and Bide, JW Anderson, and many others used this as a method to interpret the female silhouette.

Mulberry, J.W. Anderson and House of Holland (
Colours were noticeably different than the usual Fall/Winter palette, including many lighter tones and lots of use with metallic. Tasteful black still remained a prominent component to the collections with many featuring lace embellishments. All in all LFW reminded us what fashion is here for, channeling true personality and artfully embracing our individuality. To Milan we go! 

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