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 [...]
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,
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.
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
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 [...]
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
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,
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]