Many thanks to everyone that came out to support the @stevenalan #fillmore 1st year anniversary X @clarevivier traveling trunk show last night @artintheage @janeonfillmore @fraicheyogurt + Monbon Amour(@trippymouse) #latergram (at Steven Alan - Fillmore)
@justinjamison81 final walk at the #unitedsfdesign #fashion show #fw13 (at Conservatory of Flowers)
Experiential. Melancholic. Hard.
Although she is a relatively new designer on the British scene, Mary Katrantzou’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection that debuted during London’s Fashion Week proved to be a force to be reckoned with. Breaking free from her traditional aesthetic she added a generous amount of melancholic hues adorned with conceptual cutting and draping while also taking a step back from her bold geometric prints.
Inspired by turn of the century photography by Edward Steichen, Clarence White, and Alfred Stieglitz she was eager to capture the fragmented reality compiled of nature’s most obscure elements. This is where most of her asymmetrical cuts and bell-shaped silhouettes are derived from. Katrantzou’s line offers a wide range of commercialized separates such as jackets, wearable shirts and tops, dresses and pants.
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Sensible. Refined. Classicism.
Showcased in front of a backdrop of Big Ben, Burberry reminded us this season of their strong English heritage since Christopher Bailey didn’t have to stray to far away from the brands aesthetic to produce a much more elevated line of menswear. The collection was garnished with elaborate, more fanciful detailing such as stripes and animal prints. Although one would think that tiger inspired trends were the showstoppers it was actually the horsehair trench that was fashioned to resemble a leopard print that took the cake.
In addition to a slew of oversized coats, the Fall/Winter 2013 collection focused on highly stylized shapes paired with their signature cigarette pant, which helped to create a dramatic juxtaposition between the top heavy silhouettes and more narrow, tailored bottoms. All in all Christopher Bailey does quite the job at giving some of the more signature items a more contemporary look such as the classic Burberry check that was accompanied by an assortment of animal prints.
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Feminine. Translucent. Edge.
Showcasing her celebrated modern feminine aesthetic, Roksanda Ilincic edged up her Fall/Winter 2013 Womenwear collection that debuted during London’s Fashion Week. Her attention to detail, master drapery, and refined color palette helped her harden the collections overall look and feel. Bright neon furs paired seamlessly with heavy embellished punk-esque dresses that were offered in a variety of lengths.
Roksanda was able to integrate many fashion conscious staples that are highly transitional such as the Kelly Green coat with the mocha brown collar to the light grey plaid that was styled with may variations of toned-down pinks.
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Rev. Billy stopped by my class today.
Overstated. Architectural. Rich.
Drawing a majority of their inspiration from post-medieval Spanish Art, the designers or Peter Pilotto presented their RTW Womenswear during London’s Fashion Week at the massive Tate Tanks. As percussive music filled the sound system trickled through and models stomped away in various types of rich-colored, architectural shapes paired with narrower silhouettes. The rounded shoulders and dramatic sleeve treatments were impeccably styled with some of their less bold separates such as the peplum detailing and contrasting digital prints. Sticking true to their design aesthetic “the bolder the better,”Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos show us through asymmetrical cut outs and lux trims that “too much is never enough.”
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Art Direction: The Artful Desperado and All & Sundry
Floral arrangements: All & Sundry
Photography: Tomasz Wagn
Meadham & Kirchoff presented their FW13 collection during London’s Fashion Week this past February to a packed house that observed the duos reference to servicewomen who just so happen to be “slaves to fashion.”
A subtle progression from the SS13 line, their current collection draws significant amount of influence from the Victorian Era as well as the early 1920’s. Seen in the sailor and maid themed profiles the two British designers do a great job at infusing many different style nodes that blend perfectly together like the futuristic, goth- punk thread most apparent in the paring of the glossy fabric with the dramatic detailing seen in large folded back collars.
In addition to presenting a warmer color palette throughout the entire collection the brand also combined many masculine silhouettes with various types of romantic embellishments. This can be seen in jaunty sailor coats and double-breasted pieces that are paired with chiffon like fabric and or lace trimmings.
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