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.
…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.
… 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.
… and Mulberry. For the bags, shoes, clothes, beautiful poodle and one of my favourite combos of softness and structure.
Photo source: Daks Spring/Summer 2013, Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2013, Kinder Aggugini Spring/Summer 2013, Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013 via stylebistro.com