Check out this summary of the weekends hottest trends, and this exclusive Fyodor Golan Interview @ London Fashion Week ’13, immediately after their incredible catwalk show!
The rain and wet weather was a perfect fit for the 28th London Fashion Week 2013, and of course the spirit of perseverance was in the cold air as fashionistas from far and wide pranced across London in their suede Louboutins. Kick starting the (very) long weekend on Friday with Fyodor Golan, Nadine and I got our first taste of the pastels, the sheer fabrics , and the decidedly undernourished models that was to continue over the next four days. Fyodor Golan based their catwalk on the London commute, they said it was their tribute to the changing city, the traditional versus the trending bouncing off each other. Sporty bras, crocheted and embellished with snakeskin all leads to the luxury versus casual concept they have been experimenting with. I will kill them for a bralet, if that’s allowed, I just want one.
The big buzz about town focused repeatedly on Jonathan Saunders, Gorgeous multi-fabric bomber and biker jackets appeared over and over in different colours and surfaces. A flood of Seventies era pattern and prints added a bohemian element to the collection, satin and slouch was combined in some incredible pieces, and contrary to some other collections, minimalism was nowhere to be seen!
Tweed, suede, satin, leather, velvet and cotton made up the Paul Smith’s AW13 collection. A veritable Noah’s ark of texture, adorned this wearable, shabby chic collection. I’m a very fussy dresser, and weirdly allergic to overly smart outfits, but I can really see myself getting away with some of these trouser suit combinations. Powerful purples, reds, and blues worked wonderfully together and I can’t wait to try and recreate some of these looks in my high powered.. er.. desk job.
There was a focus on the practical and the wearable, with a distinct lack of the catwalk ridiculousness that we all associate with fashion shows. Lots of designers seemed to bounce off each other this year, mirroring one another in clean lines and simple patterns. They also converged in florals, whether small or large, sewn on or printed, they were absolutely everywhere (somebody put Titchmarsh back in his cage)!
“Usually there is a huge diversity in London, from the romantic to the very modern, but this season it feels like there has been a convergence and they’ve really sung with one voice,” said Lucinda Chambers, Vogue’s Fashion Editor. Nails were a big thing this year as well, Tresor Paris’ very own Nadine had her nails done by up and coming nail artist Emma Zentner, of Boom Nails (see picture above), who has decorated the nails of Lianna La Havas, Georgia Lewis Anderson (SBTV), and had Pop Up Shops in Urban Outfitters, BoxPark and Spitalfields. I absolutely LOVED her nails, every single one hand drawn- it boggles the mind to think it possible! Loreal, House of Holland and many more incorporated nail art into their shows, and the audiences also had their claws out with some super glamourous designs.
SO in summary, if you want to have friends, or at the very least have people take pictures of you as you peacock around Somerset House remember the following… Grunge is dead, Long Live: Sheer dresses, Biker Jackets, Pastels, Slouchy cuts, Monochrome, Translucents, Frayed, Flatforms and Florals. That is all my Fashion Following! I leave you with a photo of Valdas and I looking awesome, as always.
Check out our exclusive Fyodor Golan Interview on our YouTube Channel or at the top of this post, and get a chance to see the entire collection on our PInterest page. Send in your pics of LFW13, and show us what you were rocking around in!