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London Fashion Week preview: Palmer//Harding

Levi Palmer and Matthew Harding’s continued exploration of the simple white shirt continues, say the design duo. Watch out for luxe fabrics and interesting volumes.

What are your inspirations for autumn 13?

Conflict and contrast played a huge influence. Fluidity and structure, austerity and romance, dirty and clean. These opposites have been the catalyst for several of the key pieces.

What are the key items?

It’s always about the shirt, its reinvention and modernisation.

And the key colours and fabrics?

White is always in the mix, but we had to be careful not to have it feel too light since it’s a colder season. We mixed it with a monochromatic palette of black, dark rich browns and subtle shades of bone to add a bit of warmth and headiness. With fabrics, we are fortunate enough to have been sponsored by Cotton USA and Supima fabrics for a second season. This season’s cottons are more luxurious than ever.

What’s it been like creating this collection?

We feel it’s our most accomplished to date. It’s also our first on-schedule show at LFW - the excitement of presenting the collection has given us much to look forward to!

  • Saturday, February 16, 1pm to 3pm East Wing, Somerset House

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