LFW Spring 2013 RTW

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Burberry Prorsum
You can never go wrong with Hyde Park as a destination for a brand that obviously knows how to set the stage for London Fashion Week. Being able to watch the live feed of the show was the icing on top of the already luxurious cake. With background music from the likes of Tom Odell and Ren Harvieu, the setting was that of a seductive and entrancing one. Each piece was singing with an Autumn shade (dark greens and blues) to hues of lingerie pieces (shell pink and beige.) The biggest trend that walked down the runway was that of a structured cape that settled just perfectly over the shoulders. Rounded off perfectly on the curve of the arm to create a very feminine silhouette.
 

Erdem
With inspiration from Monet present in tons of Erdem collections in the past, it was no surprise to see it again for Spring 2013. A palette of florals that reminiscent of his waterlilies, they came in several bright and colorful hues. Dresses made of organza that easily flow in the wind, were woven with neon oranges and yellows, bright baby blues, and red roses that look soft to the touch. Chic accessories adorned the models, from vintage sunglasses, little snake skin gloves, and rhinestone-collared necklaces. Even if the lights did go out halfway through the show, the pieces in this collection shined in the darkness.

Mary Katrantzou
The placements of stamp motifs with serrated edges were show throughout this Spring 2013 collection. Mary has a whimsical way of incorporating Greek and Asian elements into her dresses that end up looking absolutely flawless. Greek key patterns were printed on flat, swingy planes of A-line dresses. Deep inverted pleats held surprises within them. Each stamp had a certain element to it, whether it was a butterfly or a landscape. There was a beautiful intricacy to each dress and design, and the colors incorporated with them were astounding. It was visually appealing and extremely flattering.
 

Matthew Williamson
Shades of fuschia and turquoise, or hot-and-cold color combs were the rage at Matthew Williamson. We got a kaleidoscopic look into the mind of someone who has worked with Kate Moss and Jade Jagger. Silk shirtdresses and crossed bodices adorned the models. It was like looking into a microscope of the future and what all the limitless possibilites that lay ahead of us.
 

Michael van der Ham
With an inspiration of Spanish artists on his mind, Michael van der Ham created a collection for Spring 2013 that would rightfully live up to each of his favorite paintings. With aqua florals taking a stand in the collection, they came in dimensional patterns that were very stylized. Subtle sequins adorned with abstract patterns. The fabric hugged the body, making the silhouette uber feminine. Tons of double layers which makes it easy to combine patterns. Absolutely breathtaking.

Paul Smith
Paul Smith is an absolutely master at tailoring. So Spring 2013 for him has no shortage of modern mixed with classic renditions. Light woolen blazers mixed with paneled silk. Pants were made sure to be pressed and flat-ironed to create a sleek silhouette. Tons of color-blocking was present, mixed with a floral motif. It was quirky and upbeat, which is exactly what you want to be in Spring.
 

Temperley London
"Return to Elegance" is the name Temperley London came up with as the title for her Spring 2013 collection. It does not disappoint in that area. This collection was completely inspiring. As a lover of 1940s and 1950s fashion, this collection was to die for. It reminded me of a woman you would see in "Mad Men", you know, the woman who is modern for her time and effortlessly gorgeous. With a template of colors ranging from scarlet to pale blue, this collection showed an intense work of craftmanship.


6 comments:

  1. How fantastic was Burberry Prorsum?! So amazing. Did you get a chance to see Philip Treacy's runway Lisa? Loved it! First time he has shown at FW in 13 years. Beautiful head pieces :)

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    1. Hi Erin!!! Thanks so much for commenting!

      Burberry never does any wrong. It's always so exciting to see what Christopher comes up for each season. Spring 2013 is no exception, so much fun. I love all the colors and hues. I did not get the chance to see him, that's amazing though! :D

      Always,
      Lisa

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  2. Nice fashion post.^^
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    1. Thanks so much for commenting! Glad you liked it.

      I followed you! Hope you follow back. :D

      Look forward to talking again.

      Always,
      Lisa

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  3. Thank you so much for the follow,dear.^^
    Follow you back on gfc.
    Do you also follow me on bloglovin???
    Let me know follow you then back again.;-)

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    1. No problem love! :D
      Sounds great, and I for sure did follow you on Bloglovin. Hope to hear from you soon.

      Always,
      Lisa

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