LFW Fall '13: Christopher Kane, Burberry, Anya Hindmarch & Ostwald Helgason.
This season, I hopped over to London for three days but due to a bad case of Food Poisoning, I ended up going into emergency and ended up missing most of my London shows. Luckily, I had the chance to see 4 collections whilst I was in town as well as catch up with friends, and stay at an excellent hotel. Here is a round up of the four shows…
I was excited to check out Christopher Kane‘s show since PPR snapped him up. Salma Hayek took the front row & the show took plane in East London’s Cannon Street. The first thing I noticed? This collection is rather large… and looks like 6 collections in one. I then found out that the collection was a 60 piece one. Personally, I think that’s great – there’s something for everyone and every region – commercial hit! Major trends within the collection featured camouflage prints, scallops and blues
Burberry is ALWAYS a London favorite for me. Each show is better than the other, and it always feels a lot more special than any show. You can always count on Christopher Bailey for the best playlists, the selected models, and a perfectly british, Burberry collection. With Valentine’s day just a week before, and Christopher Bailey is about to get married – love & hearts were in the air. As a former colleague said, Hearts are the new polka dots. Other major trends featured within the collection were reds, whites, metals, prints and stripes. This season’s FROW included Rita Ora, Kate Beckinsale, and Frieda Pinto to name a few.
If there is an accessory show worth checking out during London fashion week, it would have to be Anya Hindmarch. This season, Anya’s collection which was titled ‘Cascade’, was inspired by Domino day, and ended up collaborating with Mr Domino (Robin Paul Weijers) to create a theater set using 50,000 Dominoes! For the fall season, Anya has introduced Domino clutches, and backgammon motifs, as well as bringing back the classics in bright hues. One of the coolest shows I’ve been to…
Last, but not least – As I missed out on Ostwald Hegalson‘s collection during New York fashion week due to a bad flu… I made sure I popped over to the Moda Operandi tea party hosted alongside Ingvar of Ostwald in London a few hours before heading to the airport. I’ve been a fan of Ostwald Hegalson’s collection for several seasons now & I really think this is their year. Their collections are getting stronger, more buyers from different regions are buying the brand, and the press just love them. Tea took place at Kettner’s in London. The brand took inspiration from French Poets & Little shop of horrors – which gave off the perfect combination. Key trends within the collection were brocades, floral prints and slouchy sweaters.You can pre shop the collection here on modaoperandi.com.
All pictures were taken using my Canon G15 camera