LFW Autumn 2013: few and far between

22/02/2013

Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2013 backstage
What can I say about London fashion week? If I should say anything at all, really… It was a disappointment and felt more like a hyperactive pit stop between New York and Milan, not a proper landing in one of the fashion capitals. I was excited to see my favourites (no names this time, for obvious reasons), but some just didn’t deliver and left me feeling not just confused but fooled and I didn’t like that. At all.

It wasn’t about a woman who wears but men who design. And all I can say to those men is that it doesn’t matter how handsome you are, how many A-listers you have in a front row, or how many times you send Cara walk down the runway – if you get it wrong, you get it wrong, and everyone, even those who don’t say it out loud, will remember it until you get it right again.

Somehow I was left with an impression I usually get after watching X-Factor/American Idol editions. A kid who can’t sing is often the one who is told by his family and friends (or Central St Martins professor for that matter) how “awesome and talented” he or she is and how mean the judges are. In reality, the truth may hurt but it’s best to experience the pain in a company of your close friends than get out there in front of the millions.

Here are my favourites, though. Sculptural and feminine Antonio Berardi designs, exquisite Christopher Kane feather dress, soft vinyl-inspired geometry at David Koma, fairy tale Fairy-worthy coats and silk dresses covered in mesmerising prints and embroidery at Kinder Aggugini, elegant white ensembles at Mulberry and Temperley.

Antonio Berardi Fall/Winter 2013
Antonio Berardi Fall/Winter 2013
Antonio Berardi Fall/Winter 2013
Antonio Berardi Fall/Winter 2013
Antonio Berardi Fall/Winter 2013
Antonio Berardi Fall/Winter 2013
Antonio Berardi Fall/Winter 2013
Antonio Berardi Fall/Winter 2013
Antonio Berardi Fall/Winter 2013
Antonio Berardi Fall/Winter 2013
Antonio Berardi
Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2013
Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2013
Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2013
Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2013
Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2013
Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2013
Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2013
Christopher Kane
David Koma Fall/Winter 2013
David Koma Fall/Winter 2013
David Koma
Kinder Aggugini Fall/Winter 2013
Kinder Aggugini Fall/Winter 2013
Kinder Aggugini Fall/Winter 2013
Kinder Aggugini Fall/Winter 2013
Kinder Aggugini Fall/Winter 2013
Kinder Aggugini Fall/Winter 2013
Kinder Aggugini Fall/Winter 2013
Kinder Aggugini Fall/Winter 2013
Kinder Aggugini Fall/Winter 2013
Kinder Auggugini
Mulberry Fall/Winter 2013
Mulberry
Temperley London Fall/Winter 2013
Temperley London

Photo sources: Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2013 backstage via vogue.com, Antonio Berardi Fall/Winter 2013, Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2013, David Koma Fall/Winter 2013, Kinder Aggugini Fall/Winter 2013, Mulberry Fall/Winter 2013, Temperley London Fall/Winter 2013 via style.com & stylebistro.com

41 comments:

  1. Truth be told I haven't been following LFW that closely. Some of these dresses are really quite gorgeous though!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  2. Спасибо! Красиво как всегда!

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  3. I thought the Mulberry Collection was wonderful especially the two outfits shown here and the tweed jackets and coats - classic but with a twist.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. My fav this year was Burberry and Mulberry, I can get your point:)) xo

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  5. There seems to be a general sense of disappointment with LFW. I haven't really seen much of the collections but thanks for sharing some of your highlights.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  6. One word. AMAZING!!!
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  7. as always, your honesty is very refreshing!

    www.insparisian.com

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  8. Очень жаль, что Лондонская неделя тебя разочаровала! НО подборка потрясающая, anyway)
    www.gvozdishe.com

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    1. Я просто ну очень ждала некоторые коллекции, а они получились ну, хм, не очень. Хотя так и так, я все же больше всего люблю Милан и Париж.

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  9. I amso into that white on white! Must be the spring thing...xo Caroline

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  10. Gorgeous collections! I love them all especially that black dress with white at the bottom.

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.wordpress.com

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  11. I have to say that I found this review super interesting, not only because I had been wandering about the lack of talking about London FW, but also because you touched a point with which I really agree, and it was the comment regarding Central St Martins fashion course: I am a student of this college myself (but on the course of Product Design) and had often wandered about the work of many of the fashion students' work I have been able to see seen joining the UAL - it happens ever too much that the clothes are so far off any woman's dreams that I doubt anyone would in fact be tempted to wear them, even for a costumes party. Like you said, sometimes you can see a little too much of the designer and too little of the women who would wear their designs. It is a shame that the idea is being passed out of the university and into the general public and I hope it doesn't stain the reputation of the course or of the university itself.

    My Own Project

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    1. Oh, I think despite anything, St Martins will always be one of the dream places to study fashion at.
      x

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  12. I have to supplement your words - "if you get it wrong, you get it wrong". I haven't been following Fashion week too closely with exams, but seeing your roundups and reviews have been helpful. From here, loved the innovative shapes at David Koma, the colorful elegance at Williamson,and the chicness at Mulberry. Thanks for your insightful comment dear... Have a splendid weekend!

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  13. Christopher Kane was incredible and I always enjoy Mulberry; beautiful picks! Hope you have a lovely weekend xx

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  14. Unbelievable! The navy blue suit is my all time fave! Gorgeous!!

    (='.'=)
    -Lauren at adorn la femme

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  15. This is the chicest collection I've SEEN! Love it!

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  16. The all white is soooooo fresh, and so clean. LOVE.


    XX,
    Miranda

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  17. I love your picks! Great designs.

    LUXESSED

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  18. Dear Natalia, because of workload and consequent lack of time, I didn't follow LFW that much, only quick glimpses at Vogue.co.uk and its streetstyle section. Therefore I was interested in your opinion and, despite your disappointment, you certainly selected some beautiful looks! Antonio Berardi and, for me, Roksanda Ilincic have presented collections that are so chic and feminine...It would be a dream to wear them! And now let's see what Milan and Paris will show us...I wish you a nice w-e, Caterna

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  19. OMG! I love every single look:)

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de

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  20. Mulberry and Pringe of Scotland.......really amazing,Natalia!

    Thank you so much for your post:-)*

    And I hope,you do enjoy your weekend,keep it warm!

    Hugs,
    ***Violetta***

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  21. Amazing collection:) love this post, really intresting.

    xoxo
    parisian-fairytale.blogspot.fr

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  22. Great selection!

    http://www.thegaragestarlets.com/

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  23. What a surprise for me to read your honest words about the FW! But I like it, too, what you have chosen to post - especially the complete white outfits.

    xx
    Rena
    http://dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de/

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  24. That sheer dipped ombre lace dress in black & white is so interesting! I quite like that look!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  25. I agree with the 'pit-stop' feel of LFW...I wish they'd give it a bit more time each season.
    While I ended up choosing an Emilia Wickstead piece as my favourite from the shows (I pick 'Just One') the Temperley collection impressed me - it was consistent, and a bit more mature than I'd previously associated with the label - so I think the evolution is a good sign.

    Devon

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  26. amazing the first beige dress LOVE IT Stop by won't you!

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  27. I kind of agree, it was kind of boring - Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  28. I love your post, great blog!
    xxx

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  29. It wasn't a big fashion week in my opinion either. But I can't say that it was that bad. I loved Christopher Kane, Mulberry and Matthew Williamson’s collections

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  30. I have to admit, London is usually the fashion week I'm least enthused about - I am often left feeling like the designers, particularly at the larger houses, ride on the reputations on their brands and put proportionately less effort into designing because they're too busy hobknobing with celebrity clients. There are always some wonderful designs - you've got a lot of my favourites in this post! - but they all too often get lost among any more lacklustre ones.
    xox,
    Cee

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  31. You have an excellent eye for fashion!

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  32. GREAT POST:)
    Your blog is so wonderful and Im following...I hope you follow me also:)

    If you want some cute swedish decor inspiration...check out my blog:)

    Have a great week dear

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (sweden)

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  33. natalia, i didn't follow LFW, but you weren't the only one that felt that way. many expressed disappointment on Twitter feeds and Facebook. i was even disappointed in Anya Hindmarch's presentation this year. after she did the whole pop up book and carousel thing last year, dominoes just didn't cut it for me. hahaha oh well! maybe this is the wake up call they need.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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