This London Fashion Week certainly didn’t disappoint, offering up a plethora of creativity and exciting trends to look forward to next Season. Here at MouthLondon, we’ve been busy distilling five days’ worth of catwalk shows into five must-have styles and – of course – the designers behind them. So, without further ado (and in no particular order!) we present to you Fashion Week’s hot 5.
Roksanda Ilincic is known for the elegance of her designs; however her AW13 collection combines this simplistic elegance with a playful edge. This is especially evident in Ilincic’s billowing patent candy-pink coat, as well as her use of sequins and splashes of colour that embellish the demure, classic tailoring of her suits.
Maria Grachvogel combines simple colours with dramatic shapes to create pieces whose tailoring does all the talking. From her floor-sweeping mullet skirt to her mustard yellow tailored trousers and matching top with boat neck collar, the collection speaks volumes through its timeless quality.
L’Wren Scott describes her AW13 collection as being inspired by Gustav Klimt’s paintings and the books ‘Dreaming of Decadence’ and ‘The Lady in Gold’. This sense of luxury is conveyed through gold applique and accessories and an air of heady orientalism. The pieces are beautifully constructed, with hand-sewn detailing.
Scottish Designer Louise Gray describes her ideal client as ‘Ultimately someone who is fun’. Fun is indeed the right word for her creations, which offer buyers loud prints that are often assembled in an asymmetric manner. Gray playfully juxtaposes traditional cuts with modern patterns, and her AW13 pieces were cheekily combined on the catwalk with accessories made from loo roll, Ping-Pong balls and balloons!
Maki Aminaka Lofvander and Marcus Wilmont are the designer duo behind this label. Their AW13 collection can perhaps best be described as a love affair with optical illusions and the Rorschach test (in a good way). Chic shapes meet monochrome and all the shades in between to create a series of eye-catching pieces that are a sure talking-point.
(Images courtesy of London Fashion Week website)