Thursday: International Fashion

London Fashion Week

Eyes were upon London this week as many designers showcased their Autumn/Winter 2013 collections. The five-day event started immediately after New York Fashion Week, which ended on the Feb. 14.  The collections allow us to get a glimpse of what to expect to see in stores and on the high street later this year. Of course there were many amazing collections and too many to write about so we thought we would share with you our personal favourites:

MULBERRY

The New York born creative director of Mulberry, Emma Hill showcased the AW13 collection in the famous London hotel Claridges, which was transformed into a fairytale English Garden. The collection consisted of Mohair jumpers, puffy sleeves

Crop trousers and of course amazing bags. There was also a new accessory… a Poodle! The collection was sophisticated and flattering, I am sure most women would feel positively ladylike if she chose to wear these clothes to her next afternoon tea appointment! 

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MARY KATRANTZOU

Katrantzou is well known for graphics and prints, and she did not fail to disappoint with the lasted collection, which had taken a new direction with a dark and slightly sinister feel, which I think paid off! Monochrome ran throughout the collection with only splashes of colour and along with the origami shapes, wide-angle skirts and angular cuts it made for a dramatic and powerful collection. It is evident to see that Katrantzou takes inspiration from the landscape around her, as both the shapes and the graphics reflect this.

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LOUISE GRAY

There seemed to be an 80’s/Sex and the City mashup at the Louse Gray show, and it only seemed right to listen the classic hits from Madonna whilst admiring the collection. Yes, it may look extreme at first glance, however when you look closely the beauty of the collection is unmistakable. Gray used a range of loud prints and varied textures, and the pieces are tailored yet still feminine. Gray also used the collection to voice her support of recycling by using plastic bags as headpieces, cake cases as earrings and toilet rolls are accessories. Hats off to Gray, as at New York Moves we support every strong-minded woman! 

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BURBERRY

One of the highlights and the most anticipated shows at London Fashion Week has to be Burberry. This classic fashion house is Britain as its best, the heritage is always evident and this collection was no different. The famous trench coat made an appearance, however Christopher Bailey had added a modern twist with belts and metal collars giving a futuristic and luxurious feel.  Safari animal prints and camel colours ran through the collection. Bailey also paid homage to Valentines Day with heart printed shirts, which fulfilled the shows title ‘Trench Kisses’! 

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We can not talk about London Fashion Week without mentioning the most photo graphed woman, and who some people have dubbed the new ‘Kate Moss’… Miss Cara Delevingne. Cara has appeared in all the major shows including Mulberry, Matthew Williamson, Burberry and TopShop Unique. She has ruled the catwalk after featuring in 11 shows in New York, and in no less the 5 within 3 days at London Fashion Week. It goes without saying…WE LOVE HER!

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Love,

#Min

Images thanks to elleuk.com and Londonfashionweek.com

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