LFW 2013 : A/W Trend Roundup

The Telegraph have given a roundup of the trends to expect in 2013, and while there are a few familiar trends making a comeback, there seems to be some interesting fashions coming our way this winter..


Perfect Pinks – Dusty pinks were featured in many catwalks, with soft fabrics, and a glimpse of sheen and fur thrown in. Clockwise from top left: Simone Rocha, Mulberry, Eudon Choi, Roksanda Ilincic, Jonathan Saunders, Topshop Unique.

Return of the Cape – It looks like the cape will be coming back; if it means designs will be similar to the cream/white ones above then I think this winter will be the time to invest in my first cape. From left:  Peter Pilotto, Marios Schwab, and J.W.Anderson


Lady in Lace – After last winters’ heavy wannabe goth look, I’m hoping this year won’t end up a repeat. There seems to be a ‘darker’ mood with these pieces, with layers of lace accented by chiffon and hints of velvet. Fingers crossed a ‘grown up’ gothic look will prevail on the high street this time instead. Clockwise from top left: Giles, Meadham Kirchhoff, Mulberry, Michael van der Ham, Erdem, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi.

Turtle Necks – I’m just going to put this out there.. I hate turtle necks! As a woman who admittedly loves low neck-lines more than they should, and takes adores any garb that shows off a figure, turtle necklines are the devil to me. Traditionally thought of as a jumper neckline of choice by greying men, it will be interesting to see whether this will take off. If it can be paired with a cape by Peter Pilotto as seen on the bottom right, I might just be convinced.

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Blue Velvet – After short absence, velvet fabrics may be returning to stores once more, and boy am I excited! (This might actually be because I bought this velvet dress from Asos, and I only got to wear it once before it became out of fashion), and I think because I no longer associate velvet with teachers (As a 90’s child velvet waistcoats were favoured by many a school teacher). I look forward to seeing some new designs made from the sumptuous fabric and in traditional winter jewel colours such as the sapphire blue in the Marios Schwab dress on the left, and deep emerald or ruby tones. Middle to right,  Christopher Kane & Issa.

The Split Skirt – I’m sure this trend will go down well with young teenagers and students. These  first appeared on the summer catwalks but will continue into autumn, with some slits going as high as the thigh. Clockwise from top left: Peter Pilotto, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, J.W.Anderson, Jonathan Saunders, Christopher Kane, Tophshop Unique.

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Leopard Print – This age old classic will be making an appearance this A/W once again. I feel like it’s the print that never dies, but I’m not complaining, any chance to release the inner Kat Slater is fine by me. Clockwise from top left: Simone Rocha, Clements Ribeiro, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Burberry, Sister by Sibling, Tom Ford.

PVC – I was surprised to see more PVC on the catwalks, personally I think leather and pvc seem to have been done to death, but maybe there will be more variation in design this time round. It’s something a lot of people over the age of 25 could probably struggle to pull off, but a leather jacket with pvc panelling similar to the one by Meadham Kirchhoff on the bottom right might do the trick. Clockwise from top left: Topshop Unique, Jonathan Saunders, Simone Rocha, Marios Schwab, Topshop Unique, Meadham Kirchhoff

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And lastly, we have Medieval Sleeves – This trend I find rather interesting, I don’t think I could ever pull this one off but at least its’ different. It will be a micro-trend but something that fashion-conscious buyers might was to tap into. Marios Schwab makes another appearance with his design on the far right, and of course that one is my favourite. If toned down a little, this little trend may be quite wearable. From left: Christopher Kane, J.W.Anderson & Marios Schwab.


Source : Telegraph

Photos : Vladimir Potop


LFW 2013 : Marios Schwab & Jonathan Saunders

Marios Schwab’s collection caught my eye this week with his gorgeous mix of sheer fabrics, , embroidery, embellishments, and beautiful soft-looking knits.


When it comes to fashion shows, I often overlook Jonathan Saunders, but not this time. There were a few different looks going on within the collection, but what excited me was the more fitted designs which had a touch of vintage styling from the 1940/50’s. The red dress definitely illustrates this, with the black patent waspie/underbust corsets giving the silhouettes a modern twist.


ArtDeco : Dita Von Teese Collaboration

ArtDdeco is a brand that only recently I have stumbled upon. The only thing I’m annoyed about is that I didn’t find it sooner! The overall look and feel of the brand has my name all over it, mostly because the Art Deco era is my favourite in the whole of history. According to BeautyBay.com (from where you can also buy their products) ArtDeco is Germany’s number 1 cosmetics brand. And for what I believe is the third time running, Dita Von Teese has got together with the brand to create the ‘Golden Vintage’ range, which will be special edition.

One thing that will strike any woman, regardless of whether they are into make-up or not, has to the the packaging. Echoing an era gone by, the golden cases and feather designs are enough to win you over.


The collection consists of ruby reds and dusty rose shades, with a few vampy berry tones and smoky brown to give that glamorous 1940’s look.