LFW Catwalk Report
This was the LFW branded ‘a festival of childish self-indulgence’ by fashion writer Colin McDowell, where we saw Lady Gaga steal the show at Philip Treacy, when the diva came out in Dita von Tease as she refused to bend down to retrieve her umbrella, and when Vivienne Westwood urged us not to buy her collection – that is unless we really need a new corseted dress or tartan handbag… but now the circus is all over it’s time to make up your own mind about what you’ll be wearing come summer.
This week we’ve had the chance to peer into the crystal ball of fashion and see that the future’s bright – the future’s orange… well, at least as far forward as S/S’13. Alice Temperley, Paul Smith and Krystof Strozyna were just a few of the designers to use bold blocks of orange, whilst Issa and Caroline Charles used a splash of Tango in their tropical prints.
If brights really aren’t your thing, there were plenty of pastels to tickle your taste buds too. The fash pack still can’t get enough of those candy colours – as seen at Felder Felder, Zoe Jordan and, Mulberry. Whilst Jonathan Saunders, Markus Lupfer and Burberry added a metallic sheen reminiscent of shiny sweetie wrappers.
Although Burberry are world famous for their beige, red and black plaid, Christopher Bailey always avoids it like the plague after having to rescue the heritage brand from the hands of Burberry clad Chavs. But cast aside any negative associations, and bold checks are set to be a chic addition to your S/S’13 wardrobe. You just have to look at the picnic blanket style plaids on show at House of Holland, Clements Ribeiro, Topshop Unique and Antipodium to see that!
Look out for items fitting these emerging trends now, and you’ll be one step ahead come spring.