Wednesday, September 19, 2012

London Fashion Week Spring 2013 - Part 2

London Fashion Week
Spring/Summer 2013
Part Two

The second half of the outstanding collections at London Fashion Week. For Part One, see here.

Burberry Prorsum

Palette: A peacock palette of jade, teal, violet, raspberry, taupe, fuchsia, turquoise & blue.

Silhouettes: The traditional Burberry trench gets an overhaul in shiny foil metallics, ombré and lace. Collared shirts and pencil skirts, folded corset tops, retro swimsuits, cocoon coats, capelets, peplum bustier tops, micro shorts and skintight strapless cocktail dresses. 
Textiles: Silk, satin, feathers, leather, lace, plastic, metallics. 
Theme: Metallic Luxe 
Styling: Glossy metallic ankle-strap pumps and sandals, berry-red lipstick and loose waves, coloured rim sunglasses and plastic handbags.


Palette: A colour clash of pastels & neons in lemon, powder blue, fluoro pink and orange. 
Silhouettes: Lace sleeves & sheer yokes, fitted sheaths with high round necks, cut-out bustier tops, fabric & print layering, printed pants suits, see-through pockets, full skirts & crop tops.
Textiles: Python leather contrasted by delicate lace, embroidered sheer organza, tulle, 3D floral appliqués, satin, brocade and jacquard. 
Theme: Supernatural Sweetness
Styling: Tied back hair, a matt pink lip, lace gloves, chunky t-bar platforms.


Palette: Charcoal black, white, gunmetal grey, quartz blue, bronze and beige.
Silhouettes: Perforated pencil dresses cut to look like pieces of broken glass. Ruffle-fold necklines, sharply cut pantsuits, tiered hem skirts, mid-length ballroom gowns.
Textiles: Laser-cut leather in a shattered glass design, silk, crystal embellishings, duchess satin, Pegasus photo prints and feathered patterns.
Theme: A Shattered Rhyme of Dramatic Style
Styling: Mussed up waves, elaborate Stephan Jones hats, shocking pink lips and nails, sunglasses and lace-up brogues in yellow, metallics and stripes.

Roksanda Ilincic

Palette: Sunset oranges, sunflower yellow, cobalt blue, mink, black & white.
Silhouettes: Black and bright pieces of random wavy and geometric shapes are pasted together on slim fit sheath dressesLong, streamlined shapes, contrast collars, cuffs & waistbands. Tier-hemmed maxis, drop-waist dresses, wide leg-elongating trousers, cardigans, bishop sleeves, see-through plastic gowns, asymmetrical draped dresses.
Textiles: Jersey, knits, tweed, abstract art inspired shapes. 
Theme: Sophisticated Seventies Flare
Styling: Two-tone T-bar strappy pumps by Aldo, naturally styled locks under floppy paperboy hats, large carry bags, rose blushed cheeks and a pale pink lip.

Christopher Kane

Palette: Subtle shades in candied pink, buttercup yellow, white, pale grey, ecru and black. 
Silhouettes: Expertly folded dresses held together by nuts and bolts - inspired by Frankenstein. Floral embossed biker jackets, slick trouser suits, bow adorned frocks, low V-necklines, apron drapes, woven plastic cap ensembles and sheer embellished dresses. 
Textiles: Rubber, plastic, acrylic bolts, silk gazar, leather, crystal beadwork, quilting, black thermo tape and organza.
Theme: A Bolt of Innovation
Styling: Back combed ponytails, buff makeup with lined eyes, spiral wired sandals.

Paul Smith

Palette: Brick red, nectarine, mustard, bottle green, teal, burgundy, grey, black & white.
Silhouettes: Chic separates with masculine tailoring, cropped trousers, voluminous shirtdresses with lace and pleated panels, shorts, buttoned-up shirts, clean cut blazers, lace cuffs, two-tone paneled pants, striped suits and sleeveless caftan dresses.
Textiles: Chiffon, lace, cotton, bold blocks of colour, stripes and abstract floral prints.
Theme: Colour Blocked Boyish Charm
Styling: Tightly wound back hair, mirrored sunglasses, white and yellow leather loafers, ankle-strap pumps, large colour-blocked totes and a vivid red lip.

Micheal van der Ham

Palette: A polychromatic array of shades in ice-cap blue, reds and oranges, navy, minted green, yellow, apricot, lilac, turquoise and plum.
Silhouettes: Ladylike dresses with flaired out skirts in a pastiche of painted fabrics, mixed material skirts diagonally attached in uneven lengths, sheer cap sleeves, layering, collared shirts and deconstructed frocks embroidered with beads.
Textiles: A mishmash of art-inspired and hand painted prints on silk, lace, chiffon, crepe, organza, leather, furry jacquards, brocade, sequins and tulle.
Theme: Cut and Collage
Styling: Long straight locks with Alice bands, a bright red lip and otherwise nude makeup. Ankle-strap pumps were worn in black, cream and turquoise.


Palette: Caramel, spearmint, orange blossom, honeydew, navy blue, black and white.
Silhouettes: Pea & trench coats with oversized collars, printed trouser suits, pleated skirts, wide-leg pants, sweaters, the refined leather biker worn over flowing halter gowns.
Textiles: Gecko and micro floral prints, leather, sequins, lace, tweed, gold flower buttons, jacquard, brocade and floral appliqués.
Theme: A Walk in the English Countryside
Styling: A braided side swept fringe and ponytail, well defined cat-eye and a pink pout. Models walked in strappy sandals and ankle boots and carried the latest Mulberry 'Willow' bag.

Which collection excited you most in the final part of London Fashion Week?


Jenny said...

WOW, those are all such AMAZING collections! I love how you put them all together like that. I am completely OBSESSED with the Burberry Prorsum collection. Every piece is STUNNING!

xo Jenny

Roberta said...

Great post!
Have a nice day Sam!

Makeup & Art Freak said...

Thank you so much for sharing! Great looks! :)) Would you like to follow each other? Let me know :)

Rebecca said...

I think I need every piece from the Burberry Prorsum collection! If only I could afford it! LOL!


MosaMuse said...

loving rocksanda!!! never saw there stuff b4...really enjoyed it!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

i would have to say the Giles collection! i thought the dresses were so exquisite. very unique and classy!

PartyMixTape said...

WOW! What a fantastic recap! You ROCK! Thanks for this!


Well... said...

Omgsh, so many gorgeous shades and patterns!

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Jessica said...

looking at these makes me so sad i can't afford them haha


Hanna & Christel said...

gorgeous collections! mulberry was our favorite!!


trishie said...

They all look really fabulous!

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! Have to say that in this part is hard to pick up fav collections! They all are awesome, but love especially Burberry and Mulberry! In particolar this one amazed me!!! Happy day dear! Big kiss!

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Those Burberry brights are to die for! Jewel tones are always SO gorgeous, both in fashion and interiors - perfect for autumn too!

Alina said...

Hi Sam!! I'm in love with Kane :)
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Street Fashion Paris said...

Love all those flower prints!! xxx

Izzy said...

wow amazing collages! all the pastels and florals from Erdem are incredible....

villarrazo madrid said...

Me encanta la colección de Gils:)

Rikki said...

Sam your coverage of the fashion week is a wonderful effort, hats off!!
p.s I had a baby boy on the 15th and hence have been out of touch of your blog posts :) xx

Denise said...

Many things now!!!! Giles, Cristopher Kane, Micheal van der Ham - that was greeeeeat! You know I love prints! Mulberry is also great, colors that I love and styles too!
Your selection is always great! I want some of the piiiieces!!!!

Sandra Leiva said...

Amazing collections, dear!

Chris Ed said...

Hi dear, beautiful collections and colors! I love the Burberry one and especially the green coat with the black belt:) Thank you for the sweet comment!
kisses chris

Gabriele said...

christopher kane and mulberry are my fave.. I am surprised at how colourful burberry's collection is, usually its very neutral.. But I love it!


DORIS said...

I totally adore all of those collection. Amazing colours <3


Oh to Be a Muse said...

The Erdem styles are so fanciful, so I think that one and Roksanda Ilincic are my faves.

Margaret Cruzemark said...

I am voting Mulberry here. I love great patterns but i am seeing them everywhere!!!
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Anónimamoda said...

I love Mulberry!!


Caitie Schlisserman said...

I love that there is such a variety of brights and pastels! I know we are just getting into fall but I'm already excited for spring!


The Garage Starlets said...

Great post! Love ur selection!

Stephanie said...

Amazing colors and patterns!

Elisabeth said...

I have to say Paul Smith just because I love his design in general! I've even bought his shoes for my boyfriend! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!

E from Helsinki

Zahra Sandberg said...

I agree - absolutely FANTASTIC summary here. I love Burberry the most!


♫♪♥PhilO♥♪♫ said...

Chistopher's color choice is really smart :) Though ya, I'd go for Paul Smith! Great snaps :)

Elle Sees said...

I like that you're showcasing designers that I've not heard of before.

Bailey Schneider said...

You have done a superb job on your blog with Fashion Week. Bravo!!

Diana S.T. said...

oh you´ve made a great post, keep working in this great blog =)
thanks for your kind words, I feel fine today =)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Looking at all these gorgeous colors and patterns make me so happy. Burberry Prorsum and Erdem have to be 2 of my fave shows out of LFW in general. I was totally swooning over that caped Burberry trench.

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borka gamero said...

I truly love this post! Amazing looks!
Great fashion week! it is actually my favorite one of all!
Wish you a great day!
Kisses from Miami

sonia de macedo said...

Love the dainty florals from Erdam!

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I was surprised by the metallic trenches by Burberry, but they are so fun!

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Adeola Naomi said...

This is a hard choice to make, because everything is totally amazing on its unique way!
But I love and lust for everything on the Mulberry show!!!
It was amazing!!!

Punctuation Mark said...

I really want one of those trenches.... So beautiful!!!

VintageDanielle said...

Burberry's collection is my favorite. The rich and juicy colors are to die for and perfect combo!

Bravoe Runway said...

Def hard to pick but I love Erdem and Mulberry! The designs are just spectacular but right now...I am focused on Fall fashion :)

Jacy said...

Ooh I love all of the vibrant color and metallic sheens! I'm loving these Fashion Week posts you've been doing!


CutestPrincess said...

Fantastic show, love all the different looks :) x

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Anonymous said...

I bet it would have been amazing to watch these shows live! I want the whole Burberry Prorsum, Giles, and Micheal van der Ham collection. :)

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Nicole said...

Hey Sam! :)
I really enjoyed LFW! For me, the designers are consistent and creative. Really loved so many of the collections. My favourites are Mary K, Peter P, Temperley London, Antonio B, Burberry, Erdem, Michael VDH...and that's just off the top of my head.
P.S those are minnie mouse ears ;) I'm kinda attached to them, haha.

The Chic Sheet said...

I love the play on print and texture in these collections!!!


Nickie said...

I liked Burberry Prorsum collection the most!
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Not Just Another Milla said...

I think it's pretty fair to say that LFW was amazing!!!

Fashion-Bridge said...

Burberry, Burberry and once more Burberry!:) Mr.Bailey is a genius. The collection is beyond wearable and stylish.My fav was the white coat with the oversized roundish sleeves.
As always amazing reviews dear:)



Helena Resende said...

Nice collections! Love the bright colours and the prints of all those collections! :)

Lyosha said...

LFW is my very fave weekofthe big ones.
never too tiredto look through again. thanks for sharing!

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Josie said...

Christopher Kane was beautiful, as always! But my fave show of LFW was most definitely House of Holland xxx

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! Thank you so much dear! I reply here so you can read for sure:) I usually make first a line with the pencil and then the eyeliner, so it lasts more! Hope you have a good day! Big kiss!:*

Rowan Reiding said...

Gotta love burberry prorsum!



Tie Bow-tie said...

I love Micheal van der Ham collection!
Great review!

Anonymous said...

Burberry ALWAYS hits it right on the noggin for me...I just adore every collection they put out. Really loving that Giles too...not familiar with them, but gonna check them out now!

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Bonnie said...

I love Burberry. Nobody does a trench quite like they do. I want everything they showed on their runway.
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Elisabeth. said...

Great post dear!
I really love it! (:

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fluff and fripperies said...

Great post Sam - so much prettiness here! It's hard for me to choose which collection is my favourite xo

Beauty Follower said...

Cant choose one collection... want all of those clothes!

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

Burberry and Erdem are my faves! I'm a sucker for all of the pretty colors!

Nicola @ The Sequin Cinderella said...

Amazing coverage of fashion week! love it

nini said...

Hey hun, Thanks for stopping by :)
I loved the bold colours & Metallic theme in Burberry Porsum.
The pastel colours are so soothing to the eye in Erdem & the hair do! so sleek & neat! LOVE!
Giles, kinda reminded me of Vivienne Westwood dramatic looks. flowing dresses and well the hair.
And the prints on prints of Michael Van der Ham (L)
Great post babe!

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I really love the Burberry palette. Great colors!!