The Best of LFW AW13

Burberry Prorsum AW13 finale.

Burberry Prorsum AW13 finale.

It has been incredibly hard to pick my favourite of LFW. London is an exciting City with many talented designers, who never cease to impress with their quirky, bold and original creations, more than 70 shows over 5 days, from young new designers to established names such as Burberry and Vivienne Westwood.

Although New York, London and Milan fashion week is over and there is only Paris left in order to finally predict the trends for next season I’m sure most of this will be recreated on the High Street this Autumn.

So far we have seen a great amount of pink and red on the catwalk, animal print, patent leather and PVC, sequins, fur trim details and coats in pastel colours, flowers, oversize coats and jackets, and below the knee skirts and dresses. I’m rather excited about the pink oversize coats and the 1920’s and 50’s vibe to be honest!

There were so many highs at LFW, from Sister by Sibling’s beautiful chinky knits and Christopher Kane’s silk flower dresses to Thomas Tait’s electric and original show and Burberry Prorsum epic finale with Tom Odell behind the piano just to name a few, but I’m going to start with one of my top labels, Topshop Unique, which has gone for a more sophisticated look in this collection. I particularly love the colour palette and fabrics.

Cara Delevingne, the face in endless fashion ad campaigns, magazines and the most seen model on the catwalk at LFW, she is the coolest girl in town!

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Unique AW13

Red and Patent Leather, two big trends for AW13.

Red and Patent Leather, two big trends for AW13.

Powder Pink and Sequins, very popular at LFW.

Powder Pink and Sequins, very popular at LFW.

Rosie Tapner, the face of TOPSHOP 2013.

Rosie Tapner, the face of TOPSHOP 2013.

Super cool accessories in Red!

Super cool accessories in Red!

I love the heroine chic look, PVC embellished dresses and pink fur coats at Roksanda Ilincic AW13.

A contrast of Pink, PVC and a touch of Green seemed to work beautifully in this collection.

A contrast of Pink, PVC and a touch of Green seemed to work beautifully in this collection.

Meadham Kirchhoff ‘s collection always wow me, their designs are traditional and feminine with a twist, I absolutely love the beautiful silk dresses worn with patent leather jackets, the shoes and hairdos. The styling can really make or break a collection but this label always makes it work.

Super cool Gold Shoes & Head Pieces.

Super cool Gold Shoes & Head Pieces.

Silk sheer dresses, texture and camouflage prints in blue & violet at Christopher Kane.

Christopher Kane AW13

Christopher Kane AW13

Mary Katrantzou’s silk printed dresses, oversize silhouettes & Joan of Arc inspired hairdo.

Beautiful prints in silk and  different shades of blue.

Beautiful prints in silk and different shades of blue.

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Simone Rocha AW13

Louise Grey ‘s collection was as usual, the most fun of all, a combination of mix matching prints, layers and bold accessories.

Louise Grey AW13

Louise Grey AW13

Cara Delevingne rocking the chunky knits and hats at Sister by Sibling.

Sister by Sibling AW13.

Sister by Sibling AW13.

Antipodium AW13

Antipodium AW13

Although Tata-Nakka’s collection wasn’t one of the highlights at LFW I really like the prints, shoes and styling, they didn’t have a catwalk, instead a rather lovely and cute presentation of the clothes.

50's vibe and cool prints at Tata-Nakka AW13.

50’s vibe and cool prints at Tata-Nakka AW13.

Super fun shoes.

Super fun shoes.

Thomas Tait’s Incredible show with a bold and clean collection inspired by, as he described, “Teenage mutant cosmic disco trip”

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Pastel colours were quite popular at LFW but specially Powder Pink, it will definitely be big next season.

Powder Pink, definitely will be big in AW13.

Unique, Cheap & Chic by Moschino, Mulberry and Roksanda Ilincic AW13.

Red was massive on the catwalk at LFW.

Preen, Paul Smith, Unique and Sister by Sibling AW13.

Preen, Paul Smith, Unique and Sister by Sibling AW13.

Fur trims and coats in pastels and even green.

Roksanda Ilincic, Cheap & Chic by Moschino, Bora Aksu, Fashion East and Aminaka Wilmont AW13.

Roksanda Ilincic, Cheap & Chic by Moschino, Bora Aksu, Fashion East and Aminaka Wilmont AW13.

Inspiration from the 17th and 19th century for head pieces.

Simone Rocha, Bora Aksu, Meadham Kirchhoff and Roksanda Ilincic AW13.

Simone Rocha, Bora Aksu, Meadham Kirchhoff and Roksanda Ilincic AW13.

Anya Hindmarch's AW13 awesome Domino Clutch.

Anya Hindmarch’s AW13 awesome Domino Clutch.

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The 60’s Boom

I find fashion more interesting in Winter then than in Spring or Summer, but this time I can’t help day dreaming about the trends for SS13, one in particular, the 60’s.

It was The Sex, Drugs & Rock’ n’ Roll era and the most momentous decade of the century, the young rebelled against their parents and for the first time this generation lived by their own rules, in the 60’s a different way of thinking was born and their ideology stood for “Love, peace and freedom”.  This movement had an incredible impact on everything, from music to politics,  it gave us Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones, Warhol and his muse Edie Sedgwick and in fashion…well, where do I begin?

The 60’s make a comeback this Spring/Summer and the creations seen on the catwalks are nothing but fun and bold, bright colours and quirky accessories, from House of Holland to Chanel, they all have  been inspired by this decade, even Love Magazine  will delight us with an awesome issue in February.

The  fun we are going to have dressing up is beyond exciting and I’m determined to not wear black, only bright accessories and  a pair of great sunglasses is a must.

YSL designs and the iconic women of the 60's

YSL designs and the iconic women of the 60’s

I can’t wait to see the beautiful fashion shoot and styling by Katie Grand for Love Magazine,” The Clean Issue”. It’s out on the 4th February.

Louis-Vuitton finale Paris Fashion Week

Louis-Vuitton finale Paris Fashion Week

Moschino girls SS13

Moschino girls SS13

Prada SS13

Prada SS13

Chanel SS13

Chanel SS13

Lindsay Wixan at Jean Paul Gaultier's show

Lindsay Wixan at Jean Paul Gaultier’s show

Chanel SS13

Chanel SS13

Simone Rocha SS13

Simone Rocha SS13

Cara Delevingne at Louis Vuitton.

Cara Delevingne in Louis Vuitton.

Final Moschino SS13

Final Moschino SS13

House Of Holland SS13

House Of Holland SS13

Moschino SS13

Moschino SS13

Gucci boys SS13

Gucci boys SS13

YSL boys SS13

YSL boys SS13

Balenciaga Rings SS13

Balenciaga Rings SS13

 60’s inspired items from  TopShop, shoes £75 and handbag £32

TopShop Shoes and Bag

Katz Cut Out Strap Shoes and Tri Hardware Chain Bag

“The must have item” and currently on my wish list

Fendi Sunglasses SS13

Fendi Sunglasses SS13