Round-up London Fashion Week AW13 – Holly Fulton

I admittedly changed my opinion on Holly Fulton last season. I waited for this season to see if it was just a fluke but no I am officially a Holly Fulton fan. Her collections seem to have gone down a younger more feminine route – the shapes she is now sending down the catwalk are much more flexible and flattering. Her quirky graphic prints are still as fun and loud but I find her collections more wearable. This seasons shade of rusty ruby red was a prominent colour in Fulton’s collection. Holly Fulton is the kind of designer where just one piece of her collection, a jacket or a skirt, would be enough to give an instant bit of creativity to your look.

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Round-up London Fashion Week AW13 – Unique

Topshop’s Unique label is always a favourite show;┬áit’s wearable, affordable and yet more than fashionable. Right down to the shoes, accessories and make-up we can all get our hands on the looks they send down the catwalk.

This winter’s collection has a range of hues and patterns to suit all tastes. Lots of thick boxy jackets, we saw both flared trousers and flared knee-length skirts, quite a bit of faux fur draped here and there, lots of midriff, 3/4 length cigarette trousers – a real mix of ‘sweet n grunge’ – just how I like it. Here are my favourite looks from the show…

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Round-up London Fashion Week AW13 – Simone Rocha

 

Simone Rocha, daughter of John Rocha, has only been showing solo for a few seasons after first showing with Fashion East. Grabbing the spot light with her strong, feminine collections this young designer of 26 has been the chou chou of the fashion world for the last few years. Her AW13 collection is surprising light coloured for a winter collection and very pink. The forms, texture and attention to detail are what make her collections so popular.

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Round-up London Fashion Week AW13 – Moschino Cheap & Chic

Moschino Cheap & Chic, Moschino’s playful younger sister, is always fun and adventurous. Creative director Rosella Jardini, always shows the brand’s younger label during London’s Fashion Week as she believes London is at the forefront of young, playful fashion, which I definitely second.

For the young fashion savvy girl on a budget and on the look out for something silly yet feminine Moschino Cheap and Chic’s latest collection is nice and bright to blow those winter blues away – although admittedly we have to wait until next winter to wear!!

Always on the edge of tacky, we see lots of garish colours, lots of leopard print, graffiti prints and 80s inspired shapes, dropped waists and dresses with peter-pan collars and exaggerated pussy bows.

Love Moschino Cheap and Chic for a bit of feminine fun.

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Round-up London Fashion Week AW13 – Orla Kiely

 

 

So my London Fashion Week Round-up AW13 must start with Orla Kiely’s presentation. The way she approached the presentation format was something I hadn’t seen before, like stumbling across a 50s movie set in action, except the beautiful mannequins were in constant rotation. The set had been designed to look like a 1950s style office with models posing as the office secretaries. Orla Kiely, renowned for her 50s style and patterns, has produced a beautifully, wearable collection for AW13/14. Yes it may not so “fashion forward”, but what Kiely does best is her graphic patterns and kitsch sweetness. This women’s brand keeps going from strength to strength as buyers can’t get enough of her. Sweet collection.

 

 

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