Friday, February 24, 2012

London Fashion Week Fall 2012

London Fashion Week
Fall 2012 Favourites

I was away on a mini break during London Fashion Week, so this is a just a brief overview of what transpired in Britain's style capital. We see the metallics theme from New York Fashion continue, along with interesting prints, an overflow of peplums and a punch of blue & orange.

Antonio Berardi
Shapes were sculpted at Antonio Berardi's Fall 2012 showing, with strong, sharp lines and a more geometric approach to pleats and peplums. Duo-coloured dresses flowed in a vertical curl design. He added splashes of turquoise and red to the black, blush and grey palette. Boxy haircuts matched the squarish silhouettes.

Burberry Prorsum
Christopher Bailey once again reinvents the classic trench coat for Burberry Prorsumthis time with exaggerated puff pockets and leather bow belts. Jackets were paramount in different forms: riding, bomber, military, cropped and long, few with the popular peplum flounce. Skirts were asymmetrically ruffled, while an owl motif found it's place on tops. Stripes and prints met with neutrals like khaki, tan, mustard, brown and burgundy.

Lace and latex combined to form a complex but triumphant relationship at Erdem's Fall 2012 show. These two unrelated materials were washed with pretty watercolored florals in royal blue, chartreuse and bright pink.

Michael van der Ham
Michael van der Ham has adroitly incorporated his signature collaging technique into his Fall 2012 collection. The designer is masterful at intermixing different strips of fabric, this season with shimmery metallic wool, abstract prints, crushed organza, jacquard and lace.  

Mary Katrantzou 
Mary Katrantzou showcased a myriad of enigmatic and imaginative prints for Fall 2012. Everyday items inspired her avant-garde patterned designs: pencils, clocks, hangers, spoons telephones and even typewriters. She kept individual dresses in a similar shaded playing field, animating them with prodigious peplums and a surge of floaty chiffon.

Matthew Williamson
Matthew Williamson gives basic shapes a glamourous and futuristic twist with rich fabrics this Fall. Sequin patterned shifts were overlaid with gauzy organza t-shirts. Gilded trousers were paired with oversized blazers, while brocade and bejeweled dresses featured split sides and cut-out hemlines. Pale blues and blazing oranges collided to create billowy evening gowns. 

Stella McCartney
 Stella McCartney shared her simplistic view for Fall 2012 using a few famous faces like Amber Valletta, Alexa Chung, Kate Moss & Yasmin Le Bon. Prismatic marbled dresses and heels were accompanied by shiny metallic gold belts. Tangerine and cobalt blue coloured in demure lace dresses, while understated evening gowns were shown in black and white. 

Giles Deacon
Giles Deacon told a glamour-filled story with operatic flair for Fall 2012. The prelude saw luxe masculine inspired looks with black decorous tuxedo coats, high collars and chic trousers. The collection then caught alight, revealing cream and gold gowns that had been tinged by the flames. There were also ash-laden, silver soaked brocade dresses. It seemed that the singed tapestry of a burnt down house was used to forge this intriguing range.

Image Credits: and Vogue


Sm!Le said...

they all are pretty but I like the most Burberry Prorsum's collection

Bonnie said...

I will take one of each. That's cool, right?
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Anonymous said...

ADORED Burberry and Stella...the first because of those luscious textures and just so classic Brit style...the second because her silhouettes and colours were just so LUSH this season! Would kill to wear anything from either of those collections.

<3 Cambria

Judith said...

They look really amazing, great post! x

mespeel said...

very nice blog! :) maybe follow each other? feel invited to visit my blog :)

xoxo :)

Denise said...

I can't choose only one collection, becauae I loved the whole selection! The skirts - just the way I like, colorful, full, dresses, as I said, I loved everything!
Very well chosen as usual, thanks for so beautiful images!

fashion kats said...

Love the Lndon fashion week!! The dresses from Erden are lovely! :)


VintageDanielle said...

Oh my! I'm in fashion heaven right now. I love the fitted skirts, peplums designs, and such bold and fun colors. Makes my current wardrobe look like dullsville city.

Hannah said...

Love love love London fashion week! The Giles Deacon collection is so gorgeous!

xo, H

Paolita@BerryHaute said...

Burberry was reborn a few seasons back and has just continued to evolve, SO MANY fantastic pieces,
surprisingly, I am also really drawn to Giles Deacons Collection.

Fashion Lover said...

I love the Burberry collection! It's amazing!


Daniella said...

Great post my dear!! I love your choice in collections!! Erdem always fascinates me with the undeniable amazing combination of colour and print! Love love love the silhouettes of the Stella McCartney collection :)

Take care,Daniella xox

lucia m said...

i love the outfits!!

jamie said...

ohhh Stella McCartney makes my heart melt<3 i hope youre well darling! have a great weekend! muah!
x jamie

rolala said...

All these mazing fall fashion looks have me looking forward to the season and it's only still winter. Christopher Bailey did an amazing job with the Burberry Prorsum collection.

Joyce said...

I love the Burberry collection, the ruffles and bow belts are so cute! The peplums at Stella McCartney were also really pretty :)

Marianne M. said...

althought i am not one for prints or floral, i loved all the prints featured in this pics, loved burberry, loved katrantzou and loved erdem's blue dress with purple/white/black floral print and full skirt.

DXiredDiamond said...

My faves are Antonio Berardi and Stella McCartney! I LOVE their designs! I LOVE the pink and black print in Erdem! It's so cute! Awesome post love! :)

Miss Margaret Cruzemark said...

Mary Katrantzou is my favorite, but i must admitt all the clothes are quite unique!!!
Best regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

X Rachel Bell said...

Loved your take on LFW, Burberry was one of my favourites aswell.
Just posted my own take on the week,

X Rachel Bell

Marie Martell said...

I'm really loving Michael van der Ham collection!