Good morning, my sweet readers! And we are down to the top four from what was a marvelous Fashion Week. It’s always so hard to pick my favorite shows from London, there’s just so much talent to choose from. For this season, my top four have very different reasons. For innovation and visual impact, Christopher Kane. For prints that are mere works of art, Peter Pilotto. For wearable chic, Burberry Prorsum. And number one, because each and every one of her looks took my breath away, Emilia Wickstead. Let’s start reviewing!
Christopher Kane has definitely left the rookie department in London. With each show, he gets closer and closer to becoming the ultimate star (think Proenza Schouler in New York). His always inventive and dramatic collections always have a positive impact among the fashion people of the world. For his Fall 2013, it was all about the details and the craftsmanship. Each piece was so elaborate, so meticulous and so painfully beautiful. Against a glossy and vivid ref runway, Kane’s creations seemed to pop even more with that kind of setting. Textures, volume and structure were all over, from the complex patterns to the breathtaking floral appliques. It was a beautiful show, beautiful is the only word to describe it.
You better watch your back and step up that game, Mary K. Peter Pilotto just keeps getting better and better with their digital prints and their complex creations. They are developing a signature style that could be recognized from miles away. For their Fall 2013 collection, they were inspired by the Spanish Golden Age. They accompanied their colorful prints with sharp tailoring. From the separates to the form fitting dresses, it was all so perfect and in place. Their creations were all paired up with simple, classic, patent Ofxord shoes.
Since Christopher Bailey took over, Burberry has become a favorite. The man sure does know how to please a crowd. Over the years, he has reinvented the trench (Burberry’s trademark) in the most unexpected ways. Last Spring’s metallic shower was not gonna be easy to outdo, he knew that and that’s why he pulled through. It was lovely, it was bold but at the same time wearable (expect Zara to copy those little hearts, here’s hopin’). The color palette was simple, the prints and textures were not. Rubber-like pencil skirts, trench coats in different materials (the half leopard half camel is driving me nuts), tight skirts paired with lovely knits (doesn’t get more ladylike than this) and flats, yes, all the shoes were flat. The highlight? The little hearts, I can’t help it, I’m obsessed.
And finally, the number one show for me. This was a no-brainer, I knew as soon as I saw this collection for the first time. It’s not only about the beautiful use of powder pink (yes, I am a sucker fro pale shades of pink), it’s about the retro feel, the delicate silhouettes, the accessories, the tartan gone cute, the air of romance. It’s not as complex as Christopher Kane’s show, it’s doesn’t have the powerful prints from Peter Pilotto. But that’s the beauty of it, it doesn’t need to pull all the stops to take you breath away. The accessories? Pumps, ankle-straps and luggage bags, gorgeous luggage bags. The highlight? The pearl embellished pink dresses, I told ya, I’m a sucker for pink and pretty.
That’s a wrap! We are now moving on to MFW, then Paris and the we are done! Keep checking back for more Fall 2013 coverage.
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