LFW Spring/Summer 2013 impressions

20/09/2012

london fashion week spring summer 2013
London fashion week keeps growing on me with every passing season. Just a couple of years back I browsed collection on autopilot to get a general idea – Burberry was presented in Milan back then. Now I have a list of shows to look forward to including Mary Katrantzou, Daks, Kinder Aggugini, Burberry, Mulberry, Christopher Kane, Erdem, Roksanda Ilincic and Preen just to name a few.

I must admit, I was very impressed with the way this fashion week was organised. It was wonderfully relaxing and exciting to pop over to LFW website every morning to check the schedule and see which shows I could watch on-line. Of course, I didn’t get a chance to see all the live streams, I managed to catch some of my favourite designers and brands and sort of feel the atmosphere before each show.

Some collections surprised me, others made me feel inspired and moved. There was one (unnamed) show that I found interesting because quite a few pieces reminded me of other collections… 

Curiously, the review was very positive. Not sure why…

This season the list of favourites included…

…Daks for their simple and understated elegance, white dresses, beaded embroidery and accessories. A couple of pieces looked a bit odd, but I can easily dismiss them for the rest was absolutely perfect.

Daks Spring/Summer 2013
Daks Spring/Summer 2013
Daks Spring/Summer 2013
Daks Spring/Summer 2013
Daks Spring/Summer 2013
Daks Spring/Summer 2013
Daks Spring/Summer 2013
Daks Spring/Summer 2013
Daks Spring/Summer 2013
Daks Spring/Summer 2013
Daks Spring/Summer 2013
Daks Spring/Summer 2013
Daks Spring/Summer 2013
Daks Spring/Summer 2013
…Mary Katrantzou for gorgeous silhouettes and stunning prints inspired by postal stamps and coins collected during travels and then lovingly preserved by a child who was into all those things. And you know what? I was that kind of kid, too! Stamps and coins were one of my hobbies and I still have all the albums full of treasured possessions and finds. Needless to say, I loved this collection very much.

Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2013
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2013
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2013
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2013
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2013
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2013
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2013
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2013
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2013
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2013
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2013
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2013
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2013
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2013
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2013
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2013
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2013
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2013
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2013
… Kinder Aggugini, which was the very first show I watched. I never quite know what to expect from his collections apart from the fact that they are always a mix of rock chic attitude and flirty girly playfulness (flower prints included). I loved the tailored blazers, sweet dresses and the prints inspired by Hemingway, Cuba and all things nautical. Taking one of those frocks for a walk in Brighton would definitely be such a treat whilst blazers will make a timeless addition to any wardrobe.

Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2013
Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2013
Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2013
Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2013
Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2013
Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2013
Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2013
Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2013
Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2013
Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2013
Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2013
Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2013
Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2013
Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2013
Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2013
Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2013
Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2013
Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2013
Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2013
Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2013
… and Mulberry. For the bags, shoes, clothes, beautiful poodle and one of my favourite combos of softness and structure.

Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013
Photo source: Daks Spring/Summer 2013, Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2013, Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2013, Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013 via stylebistro.com

11 comments:

  1. wow, just perfect. what a great inspiration. thanks for sharing.
    lovely greets

    neon givaway:
    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

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  2. I've taken just a quick glimpse, as I'm going to post my favourite LFW collections tomorrow, but I can already tell you that we have two in common. xo

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    1. Looking forward to your post, Ada. :)
      xxx

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  3. Of these I have only seen MK and Mulberry. Unfortunately, I've been busy so I had so little time to follow what was going on in London. I think I'll just have to take it all in later. And now the fashion week in Milan has already started and then it's Paris! I think I may need to find more hours in my day!

    PS. Thanks for pointing out the NY photo. It was my mistake but I didn't want to remove the photo so I just updated the post. So funny that you know the girl in the photo! What are the odds?!!

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    1. I really isn't that easy to keep up with everything that's going on during the fashion season unless it's one's job. :) I made a point of browsing everything at night (sad, I know) because I just knew how much I'd have to deal with at once if I missed something...
      Milan is already looking really beautiful, but I haven't had a chance to see anything properly yet.

      The picture was such a funny thing - actually made me jump! :) Was lovely to see it, though.

      xxx

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  4. Super cool post! lOve it!


    xo
    http://snowwhite90.blogspot.com

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  5. This is my first fashion weeks marathon (and no, I am not there), I was usually not following so close the new collections, but reading your blogs and all the preparations, I got crazy, I think I watched yesterday over 10 collection and did not get bored, well, how could I? I also love Mulberry, their bags are amazing and they had some mint outfits that I adore. But the entire collection was great. Of course, Mary Katrantzou was so original, again, that I have to mention it on my blog, too, Little Rus:*

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  6. Little Rus, I loved LFW! I haven't seen all of the collections but I was truly impressed with the Katrantzou Collection and Mulberry just keeps getting better and better. So gorgeous! Excellent post chicadee.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  7. Daks have been doing some really nice things over the last couple of seasons. Quiet surprises. Those white dresses are lovely! x

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  8. Love your LFW coverage Natalia! And thank you for the introduction to Kinder Aggugini--I'm in love with their map illustrated dress--just beautiful!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    p.s. Your polish shipped today--hoping you will get it in a few weeks!
    xo Mary Jo

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