The fourth day of London Fashion week bought some of the biggest names of the week to the city’s catwalks - Junior Fashion Editor Graeme Moran highlights his best bits.
Michael van der Ham continued to do what he does best with his deft mix of fabrics, shapes and textures, and continued to impress us as he does every season. With each collection he’s redefining a certain type of elegance for the modern woman - he’s going to go far.
I’m still in awe of the laser cut leather pieces from Giles, which were part of another stellar show. He picked up on a trend we’ve noticed - is spring 13 going to be a monochrome season following the explosion of colour we’ve been enjoying? I don’t know about you, but there’s no way I could avoid spillages all over my all white outfits - as seen at the likes of Nicoll, Christopher Kane and Eudon Choi.
Day four wouldn’t be right without a mention of Burberry. Those mini-capes, the shiny Quality Street style metallics carried over from the menswear show, the beautiful rain mac inspired dresses. Christopher Bailey’s predicting a rainy summer, clearly. If we’re wearing Burberry coats, we don’t care!
Trends to watch:
One item from the Acne show, which took place on day three, has stuck with me. The top emblazoned with the word ‘Collage’ - the best way to sum up one of the trends I’m picking up. Think a mis-match asymmetric arrangement of print panels, contrasting fabric sections, sheer and opaque sections across all items.
Ladylike sports continued to appear on day four, with Richard Nicoll taking the gold medal for his latest collection. Sleek and sharp, I particularly liked his use of neon pops, such as highlighter-pen yellows and oranges.
Extra Curricular Activities:
Straight after his fashion week show, J.W. Anderson and Topshop threw a party to celebrate their recent collaboration. A night of cocktails and dancing ensued and judging by some of the shapes thrown on the dance flor, we’re wondering how the rest of the editors on the front row will be feeling this morning…