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Simone Rocha F/W 2012

Deemed one of fashions must see young designers, Simone Rocha’s F/W 2012 keeps up with the buzz. Rocha uses a plethora of textiles ranging from detachable knit collars to wild mohair. Her use of lace, light colors and short dresses work seamlessly with her signature perspex sole shoe. This clunky white flat helps bring some…

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Roksanda Ilinic F/W 2012

Roksanda Ilinic’s F/W 2012 collection elegantly juxtaposes feminine and masculine shapes, textures and colors. The structural blazers and trousers adorned with fur keep one moving back and forth from the notion of bold masculinity to elegant femininity. The palette ranges from eggplant purple to copper to electric blue perfectly encompassing the feeling of fall.

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Pringle of Scotland F/W 2012

Pringle of Scotland presented its clean and streamlined F/W 2012 collection with a mix of fabrications.  Boucle wool suiting, cashmere’s in contrasting colors and textures, and patterned jacquards were shown in a palette of soft pastels and deeper, retro reds, oranges and browns.

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Marios Schwab F/W 2012

Marios Schwab’s F/W 2012 collection was all about layering and lace. Whether it be a delicate lace capped sleeve on a stark white base or a sleeve-to-ankle dress in sheer aubergine layered over carefully placed shimmering slip, the look is light and felt very grown-up.

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Erdem F/W 2012

This Fall/Winter 2012 Erdem’s collection saw vibrant neon’s mixed with classic tailoring and fabrication. The result,  edgy but extremely wearable classics that could be seen on anyone from the First Lady to Victoria Beckham.

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Thomas Tait F/W 2012

Luxury urban-chic is how we would describe Thomas Tait’s F/W 2012 collection.  A myriad of wardrobe staples were presented in slick silk, velour, and leather-jersey combos.  A basic palette of mustard, fern green, and pumpkin brought us back to the 70s while thoughtful details such as pleated leather in cuffs, collars and hems kept pieces feeling…

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Jonathan Saunders F/W 2012

The Jonathan Saunders F/W 2012 range is incredibly dynamic. Metallics mixed with orange, red hues and soft greys set a satiating palette. Formal stripes and fine geometrics are met with woven jackets, softening the finished look. The collections floral prints were also a nice highlight. The wearability is undeniable,

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Peter Pilotto F/W 2012

For his F/W 2012 collection Peter Pilotto offered body conscious silhouettes with form skimming, wrapping cut outs.  Pilotto’s signature prints worked from a vibrant palette of red, neon blues and greens, adding all-over beading and accenting velvet swathes of fabric.  For Fall/Winter, we loved the collection’s puffers and the bright, color blocked furs.

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J.W. Anderson F/W 2012

Whilst viewing the designs of the J.W. Anderson collection we’ve learned that you can never underestimate the power of stitching. Much of the collection takes block color and gives rise to texture and print using simple stitching. Lines are tapered and

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Holly Fulton F/W 2012

Geometric and often art deco prints epitomize almost all of  Holly Fulton’s collections. F/W 2012 was no exception. Whether it be a sexy sternum revealing slit, the use of PVC, a feathered collar, or perhaps a studded coat of armor, each and every new piece had the stand out effect that we have come to…

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Giles Deacon F/W 2012

Tactility was an essential part of the Giles Deacon F/W 2012 collection with crisp cottons blending with velvet, feathers and sheers. Again we saw the edge taken off bold designs with use of soft cuts and full skirts. A feature of many designs this F/W has been jaw skimming necklines and

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J. Js Lee F/W 2012

Collars and cuffs defined J. Js Lees’s F/W 2012 range. An androgynous compilation of silky grey, off-whites and staple blacks give rise to a very simple silhouette with dynamic layering. Triple lapels create surprisingly understated soft lines and pants are split at the knee and spliced with contrasting textures,

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Mary Katrantzou F/W 2012

Mary Katrantzou F/W 2012 collection was by far one of the most varied and visually dynamic collections of London Fashion Week. It’s not only about the initial ‘bang’ of the prints but the details you find on your second, third and fourth glances. Each and every piece appears to have endless layers, tapering and unique…

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Christopher Kane F/W 2012

Christopher Kane’s F/W 2012 collection discharged quite a morbid energy. It was the combination of the palette and the exaggerated black leather piping that gave this dark edge. The highlight of the collection were definitely the printed dresses with the leather pipping.

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Burberry Prorsum F/W 2012

I am a big Christopher Bailey fan. He always finds a way to spice up the Burberry Prorsum collection while continuing the outerwear legacy. The F/W 2012 collection was less exciting to me than usual but there were some great details going and all of it felt very wearable. The showstopper was the voluminous, velvet-quilted…

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Basso and Brooke F/W 2012

Basso and Brooke are known for their prints. For their F/W 2012 collection the duo balanced collaged geometric prints with a less abrasive silhouette. Despite what you may think at first glance, over-sized jackets and shirts gave the collection the collective cool it needed to make these looks street smart and extremely wearable. Geometric prints,…

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McQ F/W 2012

Personally I have never really been a huge fan of McQ. It has always been a bit too kitsch and young for my taste, and until now, I never felt that Alexander McQueen’s magic really transcended into their diffusion line. This F/W 2012 collection set a whole new tone for McQ. The collection was as…

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Acne F/W 2012

Confused, surprised, and extremely curious were just a few of the emotions that surfaced as I began to review the Acne F/W 2012 collection. I had to do a fact check and make sure I did not miss a major replacement in the house, but Jonny Johansson was right in his place, only stepping into…

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Topshop Unique F/W 2012

Topshop’s biggest coup d’état so far was in hiring veteran British stylist Kate Phelan last year as Creative Director. Her keen eye for wearable, edgy, cool separates made for a collection that will be seen in the streets of every major city next fall. Khaki military coats over hip slung skirts, over-sized shirts and vests…