Monday, 17 September 2012
SS13 was, in part, what we have come to expect, characterise and adore about Temperley London. That feminine 'swish' of the full fabric skirts, barely there blush tones and detailed embellishments were all out in force. The romantic silhouettes appearing in both the purest white and dark charcoal blacks, images so reminiscent on the London-based designer.
However, this time around, a sense of fun had been so cleverly injected. Bright, 50s pattern dresses and the inclusion of burnt orange in the colour palette, gave it that sophisticated, yet wearable, summer's evening feel.
Alice Temperley herself mused, "I had visions of a late 1950s couture model or a young Sophia Loren, but also modernizing the Temperley Woman, making her uncomplicated and effortlessly beautiful."
For me, this is one of her best yet.
Modern, slouchy, real and relaxed: this was the feel of Topshop Unique SS13. Simple, geometric patterns keep the collection looking effortlessly chic, whilst the injection of canary yellow kept it from seeming one dimensional.
Similarly to many other collections this season, loose, peekaboo fabric was used on many of the dresses with only the intimate areas kept out of view. I am definitely tipping this trend as one to watch!
Sunday, 16 September 2012
Day one, two and three have already come to pass, but the London ladies (and some distinguished gentlemen) have not disappointed. Each season London Fashion Week attracts more and more from over seas and to entice an American across the pond has proven in the past to be no mean feat. Therefore, it is amazing to see the the capital's fashion spectacle not only holding its own but shining brightly amongst the other three fashion capitals. LFW has a different feel to the others. It's tougher, hardwearing and ultimately, both in weather and style, very very cool. The English still do it best. Here is some of them, proving me spot on.
|Pixie Geldof - clean lines, pop of colour and pattern. EFFORTLESS|
|Queen of the Bitches: it's Anna Wintour darling|
|Poppy Delevigne supporting her baby sister Cara at Sass and Bide|
|Sunday Girl at Daks|
|Laura Bailey mixes prints like the pro she is|
|Poppy popping up again at Zoe Jordon|
|Alison Mosshart at Todd Lynn|
|Daisy Lowe and Alexa Chung: best buds forever|
|Kelly Osbourne, Pixie Geldof, Alexa Chung, Poppy Delevigne, Leigh Lezark and Nicola Roberts: loyal supporters of pal Henry Holland|
|Elle Fanning: pretty pinafore princess|
|Pixie Geldof loves a good shirt|
|Olivia Palermo at Matthew Williamson|
|Alexa Chung at Margaret Howell|
|Daisy Lowe at Topshop Unique|
|Laura Whitmore showing that she can be fashion forward, bravo girl |
Photos by Wenn